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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Reviews

Updated January 12, 2019
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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)

  • "As a public health associate, you are treated as a "fellow", rather than full-time employee" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great Atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Health Advisor in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Public Health Advisor in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn from so many that have been their for years.

    Cons

    That there's the possibility that you get relocated.


  2. "great job security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    great job security and benefits

    Cons

    sometimes innovation & bringing in new ideas is hard

  3. "Leader in Public Health Research"

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

    Pros

    You can work with great researchers in fields

    Cons

    I faced a lot of bureaucracy in paperworks.


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, break

    Cons

    salary, opportunity to growth, paid time off

    Advice to Management

    Salary increase


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior GIS Analyst/Emergency Management Technical Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Senior GIS Analyst/Emergency Management Technical Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior GIS Analyst/Emergency Management Technical 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Provide response to epidermic outbreaks world wide to ensure quality health for all.

    Cons

    Have work in the most Challenging environments on planet earth

    Advice to Management

    Number one public health agency in the USA


  6. "CDC"

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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

    Awesome work environment with multiple cafeterias and gyms. Relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Older crowd and it takes a long time to move up.


  7. "Data Analysis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the schedule and pay

    Cons

    The people were not the nicest.

    Advice to Management

    Be more in tunes with employees.

  8. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mine Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Mine Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work time. Life balance. Family friendly.

    Cons

    A lot of administrative meetings.


  9. "PHA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, travel,mission, opportunities , collaboration

    Cons

    Reimbursements for travel, when on tdy

    Advice to Management

    To have more recommendations come from the field assignee


  10. "Great mission great people"

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

    Pros

    Mission
    People are passionate and smart
    Work life balance is great
    Benefits and Salary are good

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be hard to manage
    Budget is limited