M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
3.6 of 5 245 reviews
www.mdanderson.org Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 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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Great Mission, Not Always a Great Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsOutstanding mission and service. "Making cancer history" -- what could be better than that?

ConsCan be very bureaucratic. Some managers are great while others are out to milk the system.

Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluate management and employees on performance, not politics.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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If your're not a nurse or doctor don't waste your time!!

Patient Services Coordinator (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsGreat pride working for one of the top cancer hospitals in the world.

ConsVery hard to transfer to different departments, They say you can transfer after 6 months of employment but unless you know someone in management you can't move anywhere, If you are not a nurse or doctor you will get NO respect, They tend to look down on nursing assistants, clerks, secretaries etc... You might as well be invisible.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement has a real problem about choosing favorites. It's extremely unfair to the employees to watch management goof off and appoint their "favs" raises while your busting your butt for nothing. They should also be required to take classes in proffesionalism as well.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Esteem-killing job

Scientific Editor (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsWorkplace amenities: post office, cafeterias, public transportation nearby, good Intranet for in-house communications

ConsMy supervisor did not give me performance standards for my job until I had been working there for 4 months.
Excessive workload
Esteem-killing feedback

Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure that all supervisors get training in supervision at M. D. Anderson, even if they have had training elsewhere

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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its ok

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosgood benefits and pay time off

Consno room for advancement strict attendabce

Advice to Senior Managementjk;.afj;

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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If you like good ol' boys and liars, go there

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsIt depends if you have a immediate supervisor, who has the guts to go to bat for her/his subordinates - if that happens, it's OK. In my case, it currently does not.

ConsAn Associate VP that fools all her superiors, and treats her subordinates like they are all the same, meaning, without looking into what are their strengths and weaknesses. She wants everything to be the same, targets people and, with the "current situation" excuse, strips everybody of any flexibility they had.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave more honest communication with the "troops". Do not talk only to the people that report immediately to you, go lower and you will hear the truth, hopefully

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MD Anderson is the best place in the world to perform cancer research but they are bureaucratically top heavy.

Instructor (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsGreat place to do cancer research, any sample or study you want to do is available.

ConsTo many bureaucrats and middle management that can't be fired. Politics are rampant.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire 1/3 of the people who are not directly involved with patient care, research, or building maintenance. Paper pushers run the place.

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Would have helped to had adequate training

Research Nurse (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsGood name recognition
Good pay and benefits
Nice cafeteria
Nice looking building
A lot of potential opportunities throughout the hospital

ConsTraining was horrible
Little patience shown toward learning curve
Lack of staffing
Rude and impatient doctor to work with
lack of flexibility in scheduling
My shoe had more people skills then one of the doctors I worked with

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide adequate training for new hires in research
Some doctors need to get some people skills
Show more patients toward the learning curve given the lack of staffing
Hire more staff!

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The Place where "everyone" wants to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsTition Reimbursement, Advancement opportunites, Medical Benefits

ConsHeavy Politics, Uncaring Evil persons If you enjoy the latter then you'll do well.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice wouldn't matter to them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Pay, but weak management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsGreat pay, and work life balance. You can work upto 4 days per week fro home if you are not in management. Great cafeteria with good food.

ConsPoor management. Poor knowledge of IT. Too bureaucratic and too many meetings with no specific agenda. Managers don't work well with each other.

Advice to Senior Managementcreate the bond among managers. learn the subject. No favoritism please. Set specific agenda for the meetings. Don't create too many layers of management

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe place provides a great support to tenured faculty.

ConsNon-tenured faculty has no opportunity for career advance.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a big gap between the outside image and realities within the institution.

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