M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
3.6 of 5 242 reviews
www.mdanderson.org Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated Mar 22, 2014
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3.6 241 reviews

                             

52% Approve of the CEO

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

Ronald A. DePinho

(75 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pediatric Oncology was rewarding and it gave you many blessings to be thankful for in your own life.

Clinical Nurse (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsInsurance Benefits
PTO
Many advancement tools for your career

ConsOncology burden
Joining committees, pact's, to maintain a substantial great performance review

Advice to Senior ManagementTo not loose sight of what nursing is really about caring, empathy, and a positive aspect to the patients and patients care. Not making about its just a job and financial gain.

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

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Excellent mission; challenging workload

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 8 years

ProsEvery day a person who works at MD Anderson Cancer Center wakes up knowing they are going to work for a mission that matters. It is not about profit. It is all about curing cancer. Working in IT, I am not involved in direct patient care yet the leaders are careful to be sure we all have line of sight on how we contribute to the mission.

ConsThe last two years have been a challenge with all the leadership changes and lack of staffing. Many of us are doing two and three jobs. The stress level is high and uncertainty is making it worse. We hear that this is the "new normal" but we cannot keep up the pace. Many are getting sick and quitting.

Advice to Senior ManagementSeriously back-fill the positions. IT and other organizations are exhausted. Either trim down the projects or staff the ones being funded properly. We are staff for normal operations, not huge projects too.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Houston, TX

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 8 years

ProsExcellent company to work for, great benefits, tuition reimbursement, a lot of room for professional growth

ConsBig and hierarchy...too many politics

Advice to Senior ManagementHire within!!! GIVE EMPLOYEES OPPORTUNITY TO ADVANCE

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Great place to work

Clinical Billing Specialist (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsEncourage learning other skills or sharpening your current skills.

ConsSlow salary increases for positions

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Good place to work

Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
Smithville, TX

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

ProsExcellent science and beautiful campus.

ConsOut in middle of nowhere.

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High end standard in the healthcare industry

CLS Trainee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time

ProsLearn a lot from every where. The atmosphere is to push you going forward from the institution level to department level to team level.

ConsToo big, easy to lost, bad computer support if you are not patient care team like research. Traffic of course and hard to build relationship with outside of department.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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so far it is a good experience here for over 7 years

Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

Prosa lot of labs to choose, relative good science, great enviroment and culture

Consno real big shot in cancer research field except the president

Advice to Senior Managementrecruit more big shots in cancer field

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 4 years

Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsAs a research appointment, there is a strong motivation being housed in the hospital with exposure to patients and their families. The core facilities (sequencing, histology, vet med) are all top notch. The compliance and grant offices are responsive to questions and willing to help.

ConsDepartmental support is variable. Adequate external funding is a must for continued work. Neither of these are isolated to MDACC, but both do occur here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Dynamic, fast-paced environment that places its top priority on patient care and patient services.

Research Assistant II (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsThe benefits are probably the best in the Texas Medical Center, and the hours are usually properly structured and managed.

ConsThe opportunities for raises and/or advancement are very strictly structured and follow very specific guidelines, so while it's not impossible to move up and/or branch out, it takes a very long time.

It is very difficult to branch out into/learn about any area which does not EXACTLY match your specific job's description.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall a great experience.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsI've gained a tremendous amount of experience and met some great people. The core values and the attitude of most of the employees is a huge plus. The flex schedules are also helpful. Great benefits.

ConsThe politics and resistance to change are ridiculous. The HR department is also not very effective. A lot of ineffective people have been brought in for jobs while qualified people have been turned down on minor technicalities. Also, they do not deal with "problem children" very well.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop rewarding bad behavior and poor performance. Give management more control over who they hire rather than relying on ineffective computer-based "assessments".

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