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Big workload, but enjoy working at FDA

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Consumer Safety Officer  in  Silver Spring, MD
Current Employee - Consumer Safety Officer in Silver Spring, MD

I have been working at FDA

Pros

- mission of the agency is to protect the public health
- not-for-profit
- change to impact policy / make a difference
- interesting work assignments
- FDA experience is marketable, if you look to change careers down the road
- federal government benefits
- options available to work-at-home 1 or 2 days a week
- busy workload, so you are never bored!

Cons

- big government red-tape
- when decisions come down from above, no ability to negotiate (it is how it is)
- busy workload with inflexible deadlines
- HR is done through the Office of Personal Management = disorganized, takes a long time for hiring paperwork to go through
- no DC metro stop near FDA headquarters in White Oak

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumer Safety Officer  in  College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Consumer Safety Officer in College Park, MD

    I have been working at FDA

    Pros

    Satisfying mission, many opportunities for professional development and career advancement, very challenging and interesting work

    Cons

    Lots of red tape. Impossible deadlines. Heavy work load.

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    decrease red tape. provide reasonable deadlines. treat us with respect.

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    Good job if you're a burnt out MD, can get boring if you're young and ambitious.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Officer  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Medical Officer in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at FDA

    Pros

    Abstract benefit to society which feels more palpable in the beginning

    Cons

    It's bread and butter regulatory work such as moving papers from the inbox to the outbox - 90% of the time. The other 10% is doing reviews.

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    Retire...

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