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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Reviews

Updated October 11, 2018
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas R Frieden MD MPH
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  • "CDC, it is still a govt agency full of red tape" (in 22 reviews)

  • "It is extremely difficult to get hired full time" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Science-based organisation; Doing incredible iOS around the world!"

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    Former Employee - Medical Epidemiologist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Medical Epidemiologist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Science. Career growth opportunities

    Cons

    Government beaurecracy. Non-citizens need to work harder ...


  2. "ORISE Fellow, Microbiologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Flexible hours
    -Little supervision
    -Chance to learn new skills

    Cons

    -Pay is considered a fellowship/scholarship rather than a wage
    -Handle taxes on your own
    -Not much room for growth without further degree

  3. "Great Atmosphere and Co Workers"

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

    I worked at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention full-time

    Pros

    Working with people who put public health first

    Cons

    There aren't many cons. Just typical negatives of any job but on the lowest part the spectrum


  4. "Stable job with great benefits, but limited opportunity for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention full-time

    Pros

    Generous sick leave, stable job, opportunity for pension, flexible work schedules, friendly work environment, lots of opportunity to learn new things, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for professional development, hard to change job titles, promotions are hard to get and are based on who you know, low performers are rewarded by moving to management positions, management isn't very responsive or open to new ideas,


  5. "Federal jobs changing"

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place for college graduates with no experience

    Cons

    Discrimination to minorities and unfair treatment. Hiring less experienced people and moving out people with more education and experience.

    Advice to Management

    Take supervisory training seriously and treat employees fairly no matter what race.


  6. "Employee"

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

    I have been working at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and important work. Courageous and compassionate employees.

    Cons

    Beautiful people, just need to air out whatever past grievances so that the atmosphere isn’t strained. Just something you can feel.

    Advice to Management

    More moral interactions. Listen to everything and everyone.


  7. "Public Health Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay and Great Benefits

    Cons

    When there is a budget hold we don't get paid.

  8. "experience at CDC"

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

    I have been working at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employee benefits are wonderful. vast opportunities to train for professional development. Dedicated employees.

    Cons

    it's a federal agency and is a large bureaucracy, taking more time to complete projects and gain approval for research projects.


  9. "PHAP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention full-time

    Pros

    Entry level, can be a good experience depending on placement

    Cons

    Extremely bureaucratic. Can be a bad experience depending on placement


  10. "Premier Public Health Agency"

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    Current Employee - Public Health Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Public Health Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Important mission, great salaries, intelligent coworkers, opportunities for training and career development, beautiful campus

    Cons

    CDC is one of the only federal agencies not in DC, so it feels disconnected at times. Landing permanent FTE position is difficult.


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