I worked with CDC for over 12 years. It is a perfect atmosphere for an introvert. Lots of groundbreaking research and health policies are developed that positively change the lives of people all over the world. I worked in a variety of clerical roles but was exposed to lots of information. The climate does change as the presidential administration changes and can be difficult to adjust to. If a person has a genuine interest in public health, this is the perfect job for you.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – August 3, 2017
International Travel varies and is encouraging because it keeps an individual alert with new ideas and/or technology. The process helps with learning about other countries, partners with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Helping to understand how the partners and the world work together to help improve health world wide.
Learn about different countries and their requirements for travelers
None, because its always good to understand change and new experimentation
Program Analyst for Business Management Activity (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – August 2, 2017
Manage and maintain supervisor’s calendar, based on knowledge of division activities and communication with supervisor. Supervise and arrange logistics of meetings to include securing hotel and meeting rooms at reasonable cost communicated with meeting participants to ensure they complied with government travel guidelines, as many of them are first time government travelers. Independently monitor contract performance and solve problems relating to contract modifications. Analyze and perform work assignments of moderate complexity in the various functions of contracting and procurements within the ICE system. Work independently on assignments by team lead and branch chief's request for domestic travel estimates for meetings on very short notices.
Consultant/Contractor (Former Employee) – Atlanta GA – July 24, 2017
Working at CDC has been a great experience given the almost 10 years I have been there. A career in Public health can be very hard to build upon especially in the area of global health. The experience working with the Global Health programs at CDC provides a great learning environment and many opportunities for growth. Depending on the leadership and type of work available, it is very easy to gain a lot of experience in a very short period of time. Overall, the organization has provided an environment that encourages growth for those in the field of Global Public Health.
Epidemiologist/Health Scientist (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – July 19, 2017
Awesome !!! This place is the best place to work! Public Health rocks ! I am not sure what else to write.. other than ... we are saving you from the Zombies and working hard to make life better for all :)
Professional Mixture of Two Cultures – Corporate and Federal Government
Manager, SRA (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – June 21, 2017
Reasonable accommodation and opportunities for those who are seeking positions supporting the HHS Department as federal contractors. Very difficult to crossover in to positions of federal full time status as a military veterans, even with outstanding credentials. Now under the current Administrations, the hiring process is cloudy at best and if you are a veterans - the HHS hiring freeze – which there is no end in sight - make the hiring of veterans almost impossible.
Once active military members responsible for millions even billions of dollars in classified and military inventory are overlooked when applying for minor logistics positions involving the accountability of clean water and blanks.
Opportunities for those who are seeking federal contact positions - 2-3 years contracts.
Uncertainties with the hiring freeze and veteran hiring process is unclear.
BUSINESS SERVICES SUPPORT SPECIALIST GS301 (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – June 20, 2017
Awesome Place to grow professionally. I have been working at CDC for 13 month now and I have truly grown in every aspect of my life. I am prior military and CDC has made my transition a lot more easier.
Computer Science Corporation Contractor (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – June 4, 2017
I supported several hundreds of customers from scientists, doctors, lawyers, and security staff. Many of the people were very nice especially when we were upgrading equipment. The hardest part of the job is it was very demanding some days.
NCIRD/VDB VOLUNTEER (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – June 4, 2017
I was a volunteer in the worksite experience program. Mentors are amazing, encouraging, sweet demanding and caring. They pushed me to learn and improve my self on an encouraging way. One of the most amazing experiences of my life.