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"Smart people doing good work to protect the public health"

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Former Employee - Regulatory Project Manager in Silver Spring, MD
Former Employee - Regulatory Project Manager in Silver Spring, MD
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at FDA full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Super smart peers, interesting work, good environment, commitment to public health, relatively nice facilities

Cons

Red-tape, salaries not competitive with private sector, politics is still there, some miscommunication between parts of the agency

Advice to Management

Keep up good work but could do better job recruiting

Other Employee Reviews for FDA

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    "Not the best place I've worked for"

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    Former Employee - Cst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Cst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FDA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, paid holidays, great benefits.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management, inability to resolve conflict or act upon complaints, numerous employees and not enough work load. Also, lack of team work and division of the office due to personality conflicts.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they have something to say. Stop showing favoritism to certain employees. Treat everyone as equals until given a reason not to.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Outstanding priceless experience worth experiencing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience, scientific volume, scientific exposure, incredible learning curve, excellent uber-intelligent colleagues.
    It is what you make of it and the opportunities abound - but it is what you endeavor to ultimately achieve that matters most.

    Cons

    Government process and salary - worth every penny of sacrifice in salary for long-term prospects.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the stellar job.
    Not that management is perfect but it what you learn from their varied approaches that build your strengths and diminish your weaknesses.
    The most important part about management is their collegial support in developing your career.
    Ultimately, it is what you make of it.

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