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Student Intern

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Current Employee - Orise Fellow  in  Silver Spring, MD
Current Employee - Orise Fellow in Silver Spring, MD

I have been working at FDA as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

Connections, Learning, Stimulating, Independent, Stable

Cons

slow paced, relaxed, losing funding

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Demoralized agency

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    Former Employee - Mathematical Statistician  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Mathematical Statistician in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at FDA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You help people, your coworkers are generally smart, and sometimes, you get to make a real difference in people's lives.

    Cons

    Your cowokers are demoralized by budget cuts, overwhelming work, and it seems like everyone is taking a pot-shot at you, your work, and your agency..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Impossible to get in the door, scientists often treated poorly, but the pay and resources are good.

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  White Oak, MD
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in White Oak, MD

    I worked at FDA as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Funding for your research
    Permanent federal jobs are great, if you can snag one
    9 to 5 lifestyle for many people

    Cons

    Impossible to transition from temporary/intern/postdoc to a permanent job
    Focus on appearances and less on science
    White Oak is overcrowded and will only get worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on the process for younger scientists to come in and STAY in if they are high quality employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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