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  • Health Insurance  (12 comments)

    “You can choose your healthcare plan. It is subsidized and you have to pay into it each month. There are many options: HMO or PPO.”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (10 comments)

    “Start with 2 weeks. After 3 years 6 hours per bi weekly pay. Annual and sick leave are separate.”

  • Work From Home  (5 comments)

    “Technically, I can work from home. However, you have to go through a lot of paperwork and get supervisor approval each day or time you want to work...”

  • Dec 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Regulatory Counsel in Indianapolis, Indiana

    The retirement package and time off

  • Dec 13, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Mathematical Statistician in Silver Spring, Maryland

    Subsidized healthcare. Can work at home. TSP matching plan. Pension if vested for 5 years. start with 2 weeks of vacation per year not including sick leave. Can earn credit hours.

  • Oct 30, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Contract Specialist in Rockville, Maryland

    They offer a full range of benefits. Everyone is aware that working at the Government provides the best benefits at the lowest cost, compared to private section. There is not much more to explain in terms of benefits

  • Oct 11, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Silver Spring, Maryland

    Benefits are standard government benefits. There are numerous options for you to choose from, so do your homework.

  • Oct 02, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    The FDA lost my retirement file and it has been lost for over 7 years. What is the use of working to get 10 year permanent status if they loose your file and you cannot get retirement benefits.

  • Sep 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Chemist in Seattle, Washington State

    It is expensive and there are very few providers in network.

  • Jul 30, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Pharmacologist in White Oak, Maryland

    I have a six year consecutive student loan replacement for 10k a year (60k total) that is applied directly to federal loans. After 15 years of working there, all are forgiven. I also have a federal pension, 401k type fund, and additional retirement account which FDA adds 5% to each pay period. I also get a 5% retention incentive bonus each pay period for being a scientist, and was promoted one GS scale 1 year after starting. Worst think about benefits are the annual bonuses. I worked really hard one year and my bonus was still only 1800 after taxes. Relative to industry not a lot, but great compared to other govt agencies (I got zero at NIH).

  • May 16, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Regulatory Counsel in White Oak, Maryland

    401k and IRA which is nice, decent leave situation especially if you stay for an extended amount of time.

  • May 05, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Consumer Safety Officer in Herndon, Virginia

    Best - matching 5% of retirement savings.

  • May 20, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Compliance Officer in Silver Spring, Maryland

    Retirement, option to get student loans repaid (not in full).

Benefits Summary


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  • CheckmarkPension Plan (29)
  • 401K Plan
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (35)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

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