U.S. Food and Drug Administration Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2020

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner of Food and Drugs Margaret Hamburg, M.D.
Margaret Hamburg, M.D.
148 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent work-life balance; nice working environment; high impact in public health; job security(in 73 reviews)

  • "Mission to protect and promote public health(in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay (but the best benefits)(in 18 reviews)

  • "Getting in is the hard part (the hiring process is painful)(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great easy beginner job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inspector in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Food and Drug Administration part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay, get to meet new people and long term friends

    Cons

    the job was sufficient enough where there is no cons

  2. "Pathways Engineering Position"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Engineer in White Oak, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Food and Drug Administration part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment, and wonderful work-life balance schedules. Very accomodating work facilities and amenities.

    Cons

    Very large network and administratively heavy.

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  3. "ORISE Fellows at FDA"

    4.0
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at U.S. Food and Drug Administration full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great salary, Good health insurance, great work culture

    Cons

    Everything is slow; you would learn more in an academic environment, not an employee technically

  4. "Racially discriminatory workplace"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Food and Drug Administration full-time

    Pros

    None racially discriminatory workplace. Disgraceful

    Cons

    None racially discriminatory work place

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  5. "Premarket Reviewer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regulator in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Food and Drug Administration full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Mission to protect and promote public health

    Cons

    Lack of autonomy in decision making

  6. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Bioinformatics Data Scientist in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Food and Drug Administration full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Research-oriented, collaborative and culturally diverse environment

    Cons

    Need competitive compensation, clear career path

  7. "Good experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

    I worked at U.S. Food and Drug Administration full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits were good.

    Cons

    Management could micromanage at times.

  8. "Best federal agency in the area"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Scrum Master 

    I have been working at U.S. Food and Drug Administration full-time

    Pros

    Best team members with excellent interpersonal relationship

    Cons

    Too many meetings daily that it comes between work sometimes

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  9. "Government Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Toxicologist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Food and Drug Administration full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Health benefits are great Good work life balance

    Cons

    Low pay relative to industry

  10. "Impact millions of patients while having work/life balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Analyst in White Oak, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Food and Drug Administration full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting work, modern buildings, work at home (2-3 days/wk), supportive leadership, federal benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    Workload is heavy, sometimes colleagues lack motivation, performance reviews may not reflect actual performance.

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