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ORISE Reviews

Updated May 8, 2019

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Found 81 reviews

3.8
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ORISE CEO Andy Page
Andy Page
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "good pay, good chance to be trained in FDA(in 10 reviews)

  • "You gain the experience of the agency you are working with/for (FDA/CDC)(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "No benefits and taxes are not taken out of the monthly stipend(in 23 reviews)

  • "Health insurance is expensive or you have to buy your own(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "ORISE Program"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at ORISE full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great program to gain experience.

      Cons

      Every department is different so all ORISE Fellows gain different experiences.

      ORISE2019-02-11
    • "general review"

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      Current Employee - Orise Fellow in Silver Spring, MD

      I have been working at ORISE full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      It is relatively easy to get in and switch jobs inside of the system, since they have a lot of openings, and they prefer to hire people already in the system.

      Cons

      since it is easy to get in, it is hard to expect the boss care about you that much. many of the boss just want to hire someone to get the work done, without caring about your career future. You need think carefully when picking the position.

      Advice to Management

      I have no idea how the management can help with the current situation. It is a very tough question everywhere. Hard to find a good boss. It is just even less here.

      ORISE2019-05-09
    • "A nice place to start after college"

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      Current Employee - ORISE Research Participant (EPA) in Durham, NC

      I have been working at ORISE full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good pay Supportive environment Growth opportunities Nice facility

      Cons

      PTO is only benefit No upward mobility

      ORISE2019-04-24
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      "Amazing opportunity!"

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      Current Employee - Research Fellow in Atlanta, GA

      I have been working at ORISE full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Excellent scientific training, first-hand experience working in federal government, professional development and training.

      Cons

      Lack of benefits, and the fellowship income is classified as a scholarship stipend, so it is not "earned income". As a result of the income not being "earned income", contributions to IRAs and mortgage financing is not possible except in very rare cases.

      ORISE2019-02-04
    • "ORISE Fellow"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I have been working at ORISE full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      You get to learn and train on diverse topics of interest to you

      Cons

      You remain a contractor

      ORISE2019-01-28
    • "It's a contract job..don't expect too much"

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      Current Employee - Research Participant 

      I have been working at ORISE full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Nice entry level job if you need the experience

      Cons

      Horrible organization. You'll have like 2-3 reps at your job but they can't answer any questions for you, will tell you to call ORISE. Also don't expect to be converted to a permanent position.

      ORISE2018-12-26
    • "great"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at ORISE

      Pros

      salary is great and competitive

      Cons

      health benefits are not included in the fellowship.

      ORISE2018-11-23
    • "Great fellowship if you are looking for a starting experience in cutting-edge research"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at ORISE

      Pros

      Great experience, just the name of the agency you work with gets a lot of interviews

      Cons

      Benefits are not included in the compensation package (you must pay out of pocket)

      ORISE2018-10-29
    • "ORISE Ft Wainwright/ health educator"

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      Former Employee - Health Educator in Fort Wainwright, AK
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at ORISE full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great opportunity for fresh graduates looking for alot of experience with respectable pay.

      Cons

      No upward mobility, it is simply a stepping stone in your career.

      ORISE2018-10-14
    • "Decent program for starting out"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at ORISE full-time

      Pros

      - Tons of flexibility regarding scheduling and hours - Diligent in covering research necessities like PPE and baseline medical exams

      Cons

      - No benefits package at all - "Salary" is technically an educational fellowship and not earned income, making for a complicated tax status

      ORISE2018-09-01
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