M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
3.6 of 5 243 reviews
www.mdanderson.org Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2014
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3.6 245 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(78 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Average

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsState working environment, good benefit

Conspolitical inside this hospital, expensive parking

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Intern (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat place to work. work culture is amazing.

ConsThere is no other issue apart from the fact that they did not extend any full time offer.

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Sick Days

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than a year

ProsThe insurance benefit is great, the pay is okay, they try to keep current with the market.

ConsYou can't really use your sick days. You have all these days but if you call in sick thats a point against you. The only time you can be absent is on vacation, but who plans sick days?????

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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Honest

Recruiter (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat place for cancer innovation

ConsHorrible environment to work in. Core values are not used by employees. Many employees are in positions about their pay grades

Advice to Senior ManagementBe selective about who you hire based on educational and experience, not of friendships or relationships

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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To work for MD Anderson

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsRetirement plan is the best thing that I can say at this time after being there for 8 years

Conshard to advance within the company, The recruitment process is horrible and they really don't respond to reasons why your application was not passed to the hiring manager

Advice to Senior Managementlighten up and listen to what you employees are trying to tell you

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Decent

Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than a year

Prosgood contacts, great work experience

Conspoor pay, high paperwork, admin positions get paid too much

Advice to Senior ManagementGive the salary to scientists who are the brains behind the operation. It is frustrating for scientists to know that paper pushers in the department 'so called project managers' are the ones with the big salaries.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work, but only with the right people

Clinical Research Personnel (Current Employee)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGaining experience from a world-renowned institute which looks great on the resume.

ConsToo much micromanagement, research management does not keep its promises, cannot trust in your supervisors, difficult to transfer to other departments; lately many people were hired for clinical research with no relevant education and/or experience; failed HR employees transfer themselves to positions and getting the highest end of the salary range, while they don't have relevant education and/or experience, while at the same time regular employees barely get a raise; unfair treatment of certain employees, double standard. More cons than pros for sure.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire all HR personnel, review research management's performance and change them where it is required, review "flex hours" as some employees take advantage of that (e.g. supposed to work 40 hours during 4 days, but work only 8 hours per day or even much less - many times the excuse is that "working from home" while their work requires in-house presence).

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Registered Nurse (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat Benefits. Great Retirement plan

ConsManagement needs more education on how to manage and treat others.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat others as you would want to be treated.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Research Assistant II

Research Assistant II (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe benefits are excellent and with the right supervisor, the work/life balance is achievable.

ConsSalary is very low for experience and education required for the position

Advice to Senior ManagementThe research staff is not valued. There are few incentives and opportunities to develop a career.

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Accountant I (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for less than a year

ProsPay is good, and there are many positions

ConsThey will let you go quickly when they cant meet their budget

Advice to Senior ManagementManager funds better so budget can be met.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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