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Silver Spring, MD
10000+ employees
1936
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$10+ billion (USD) per year
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration oversees the regulation of food (except meat and poultry), human and animal drugs, biological products (blood, vaccines, and transplant tissues), radiation-emitting consumer and professional medical equipment, cosmetics, tobacco products ... Read more

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FDA Commissioner of Food and Drugs Margaret Hamburg, M.D.
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    Interesting work, great training opportunities, good networking

    Cons

    Contracting position doesn't provide fringe benefits

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FDA Interviews

Interview Experience

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    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at FDA.

    Interview

    Interview process was two phone interviews and an in person interview that took about half a day. The in person interview involved a group panel interview, meeting the heads of the department, and giving a one hour prepared research presentation. Overall busy but doable.

    Interview Questions

    • Was asked a few times how I would deal with juggling multiple projects at once   Answer Question
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FDA Awards & Accolades

  • Top 20 Government Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
  • Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012

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