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Updated March 24, 2017
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  • Lots of red tape as you would expect with any government job (in 17 reviews)

  • Limited opportunities to move up and limited opportunities to get a full-time federal position with benefits (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Public Health Advisor
    Current Employee - Public Health Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow within organization.

    Cons

    Slow walk you with pay


  2. "data analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDC part-time

    Pros

    it was a great experience to learn how the fed govt works.

    Cons

    lots of reorganization that delays your work


  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDC full-time

    Pros

    Relatively lax work environment, people are very friendly, much more open then you would expect. Extremely dedicated and highly intelligent individuals working here but they manage to all be nice enough to work with students

    Cons

    Processes can take a long time but that's just the nature of working at the federal level


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  5. "Analytical Chemist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of hardworking, nice and talented people. Projects are very meaningful from a public health perspective. Work/life balance is fantastic.

    Cons

    There is little vertical mobility. Projects tend to move slowly.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Movement within the agency is encouraged and can provide an employee with experience in a wide variety of skills

    Cons

    A number of divisions do not understand experience in a technical skill does not equate good managerial exeprience


  7. "Public Health Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDC full-time

    Pros

    Passionate, knowledgeable professionals with a passion for improving the community's health

    Cons

    Challenging to land permanent full-time opportunities for early career professionals

    Advice to Management

    Promote fellowships and training programs to their full potential


  8. "Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Fellow in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Fellow in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at CDC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Foothold toward Federal Employment
    Experience with Multiple Levels of Stakeholders

    Cons

    Few Openings
    Lower Pay
    Limited growth potential


  9. "Public Health Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CDC full-time

    Pros

    Great training and great atmosphere

    Cons

    You will have to be open to moving around a lot for consistent promotion


  10. "Slow pay growth"

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    Current Employee - Managementanayt in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Managementanayt in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CDC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My division has great management

    Cons

    Federal government so a lot of perks, but perks aren't monetary . Also, more responsibilities do not equal more pay.


  11. "CDC PHAP Program"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Health Associate
    Former Employee - Public Health Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CDC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work with passionate individuals.

    Cons

    No cons while working here



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