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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 (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 (more than an 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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    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Connections, Learning, Stimulating, Independent, Stable

    Cons

    slow paced, relaxed, losing funding

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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