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Updated Dec 7, 2022

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Found 694 of over 916 reviews
4.1
85% Recommend to a Friend
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas R Frieden MD MPH
84% Approve of CEO

Found 692 of over 916 reviews

4.1
85%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
Approve of CEO
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas R Frieden MD MPH
Thomas R Frieden MD MPH
275 Ratings

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  • "low pay without much ability for increase(in 31 reviews)
  • "Poor management, team leads with micromanagement won't allow for advancement, the worst,(in 12 reviews)
  • "Poor leadership and outdated management styles(in 9 reviews)
  • "Some managers don't support the development of their own employees.(in 8 reviews)
  • "It's difficult to find a parking spot if you're not a morning person.(in 5 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company to work for and experience

    Nov 18, 2022 - Disease Intervention Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    continuous networking opportunities for employees

    Cons

    I have no cons at the moment

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISOR

    Dec 7, 2022 - Public Health Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work environment and opportunity for professional development.

    Cons

    The pay was low when first starting out.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    CDC

    Dec 1, 2022 - Public Health Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent subject matter experts Flexible work-from-home opportunities

    Cons

    Difficult to get promotions from within

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    No issues

    Nov 4, 2022 - Budget Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Best company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Interesting & Meaningful Work & Good Work-Life Balance

    Nov 11, 2022 - IT Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting work, most CDC people are very committed, very flexible environment and schedule.

    Cons

    Not much advancement opportunity for me.

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good work environment

    Oct 26, 2022 - Research Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Government job so hiring and promotions are difficult

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Would not recommend

    Nov 29, 2022 - Program Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Exposure to the internal systems of CDC

    Cons

    Low pay, very little oversight, no structure or accountability

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Better if you're not white

    Nov 7, 2022 - HR Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There are some nice people here, but in general, it's a "good ol' girls" club, where you have to be part of the sistahood to get promoted.

    Cons

    Some managers of HR teams are flexible and let you telework, others treat you like big babies and are still in the "butts in seats" mentality. They have way too much work for the number of people, yet some teams sit around doing very little, while others are constantly stressed out, depending on which division they serve. I was discriminated against when time to convert to a permanent position-- I was told there "were no permanent positions" when in fact one was on USAJOBS that minute. If I had been black, they would have put me in it way before that. Friends of managers were targeted for promotions, before the positions were advertised. They would pick out their sista for the position, then tailor the job announcement around them. I complained to all the higher ups and also to main CDC at my exit interview, then suddenly I received a phone call offering me the permanent position they said they didn't have.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Teams

    Oct 20, 2022 - Covid-19 Case Investigator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Salaries, benefits, and a friendly team environment

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be unorganized.

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Oct 16, 2022 - Epidemiologist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    This is a great agency to work for.

    Cons

    Large company so some bureaucracy .

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 916 reviews left anonymously by employees. 85% of employees would recommend working at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to a friend and 79% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

85% of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be benefits, coworkers, career development and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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