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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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    I have been working at FDA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job security, work-life balance, learning opportunities

    Cons

    The culture of the federal government is different from that of the pharmaceutical industry.

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FDA Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Silver Spring, MD
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at FDA (Silver Spring, MD) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I submitted my CV and cover letter via email stating my intent. I received prompt response and based on several back and forth email communications, a telephone interview was scheduled to gauge my overall interests and qualifications for the position. Interview questions range from the most basic as reasons for applying for this position to asking for specific scenarios where I showed ability to work in groups, to independently troubleshoot and solve problems, communication and collaborative experiences with other professionals in other fields. Overall, the telephone interview was very collegial and very fair. Now, I am set to do the on-site visit to meet my potential supervisors and colleagues.

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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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