Agency Report

Food and Drug Administration

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 415 Agency Subcomponents

  68  

2018 Engagement Score
74.8

Change from 2017
1.4 


Parent Agency
Department of Health and Human Services (Engagement Score: 70.9)
Mission
To rigorously assure the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products and medical devices, and the safety and security of our nation's food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation.
Website
http://www.fda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 68 of 415 1.4  74.8 73.4 70.4 66.3 65.7 66.0 69.5 66.9 67.6 65.5 64.5 64.4 64.5
Category Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 104  of 408 2.6  64.4 61.8 59.5 55.4 54.8 55.7 56.9 56.0 55.5 52.5 52.6 52.1 50.0
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 93  of 408 1.8  58.2 56.4 53.6 49.2 48.8 48.8 50.6 51.0 50.8 49.5 48.6 47.6 47.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 173  of 408 2.6  60.7 58.1 55.3 52.2 50.8 52.0 50.6 51.3 51.4 46.4 42.8 43.5 44.1
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 98  of 408 3.6  59.0 55.4 52.9 48.9 48.5 50.1 52.0 51.7 49.8 46.9 46.8 47.9 45.1
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 129  of 408 1.9  74.7 72.8 71.3 66.7 66.0 66.5 68.1 65.1 65.7 62.6 65.3 63.0 59.5
Employee Skills–Mission Match 73  of 410 1.2  82.1 80.9 79.4 77.6 77.1 77.2 78.4 78.4 78.6 77.9 77.6 76.9 79.3
Pay 234  of 410 0.5  62.8 62.3 59.5 55.7 56.5 56.3 59.8 58.1 63.4 60.8 62.0
Strategic Management 78  of 409 3.1  67.1 64.0 62.3 59.0 59.0 59.2 61.0 60.1 60.0 58.8 57.5 59.3 63.0
Teamwork 96  of 409 2.1  75.8 73.7 71.6 68.9 68.5 68.2 69.1 68.3 66.6 71.8 72.4 69.6 69.2
Innovation 120  of 409 1.3  69.7 68.4 66.0 63.4 62.4 61.8 63.6 63.0 63.1
Training and Development 94  of 410 1.5  69.3 67.8 65.6 62.6 61.5 60.4 62.5 60.7 62.0 61.0 61.6 62.5 60.2
Work–Life Balance 108  of 409 1.0  69.0 68.0 66.5 64.0 63.2 63.0 64.9 61.9 62.4 62.0 61.2 63.4 67.7
Support for Diversity 99  of 409 1.1  66.6 65.5 61.6 58.4 58.2 58.8 59.1 58.9 58.5 62.4 61.6 58.9 63.5
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 92  of 408 2.3  55.8 53.5 49.8 46.3 45.8 45.2 47.6 46.4 46.4 46.7 50.0 48.4 47.4
Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)

WORKFORCE SIZE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

Data source: FedScope, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Employees joined (2017)
716 ( 4.9% )

Average joined (2013-2017)
944

Workforce with less than three years of service
13.5%

Employees left (2017)
711 ( 4.9% )

Average left (2013-2017)
668


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics