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Demoralized agency

Mathematical Statistician (Former Employee) Silver Spring, MD

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

ConsYour 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..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Impossible to get in the door, scientists often treated poorly, but the pay and resources are good.

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee) 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… Cons: Impossible to transition from temporary/intern/postdoc to a permanent job Focus on appearances… Advice to Senior Management: Work on the process for younger scientists to come in… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Orise Fellow (Current Employee) 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 Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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