MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
Ronald A. DePinho
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Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good place to work if supervisor is good (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • PAID PARKING IS THE WORST, OTHER FACILITIES PAY FOR PARKING FOR EMPLOYESS (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance was not a priority of my direct supervisor (in 7 reviews)

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  1. PhD student complains

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great resources, top of the line equipment
    - Opportunities for clinical collaboration
    - Access to UT BCBS health plan

    Cons

    - Emphasis is on publications over actual clinical implementation
    - PhD students are very restricted in their opportunities. There are virtually no options for a PhD student to gain any non-academic experience (e.x., for industry jobs)
    - PhD students are considered "part-time" and are compensated for a nominal 20 hours a week, when, in reality, they regularly work 60 hours/week.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating trainees as if they are subhuman. You chose us to work here, to treat us with respect.

  2. Great Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The patients are SO awesome! They keep you going many days. A lot of the staff are awesome and great at what they do also. You can learn a lot. The talent and effort to work together among a vast majority of peers are excellent. I love when I see people coming together to help a patient that may have special complications.

    Cons

    It seems as if you can be trapped into a certain type of underling role with no hope to really surfacing if you're ambitious.

    Advice to Management

    Respect is critical to people. When people don't feel respected or rewarded and constantly feel as if they cannot do anything right it takes a toll on morale.

  3. Senior Application Systems Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    MD Anderson has a world class mission with a lot of talented clinical staff. You really feel that you are making a difference in people's lives.

    Cons

    MD Anderson is a government agency with all of standard challenges associated with those, including bureaucracies & a very management driven culture.

    Advice to Management

    You have hired good people, listen to them!

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  5. research assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good organization
    opportunity to make connections

    Cons

    work pressure
    very less salary

  6. Helpful (1)

    It is an okay environment to be in. Seeing that it is safe and a very loyal job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Two weekends off, vacation, pto,retirement, health benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay(9.03), bad management at times, low on workers so we do much more then we're getting paid

  7. Helpful (1)

    good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    good benefits good value leadership

    Cons

    as part time not that many great benefits

  8. it support technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    why do i need this here

    Cons

    i am not sure why is it needed

  9. biostatistician

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    Current Employee - Bio Statistician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Bio Statistician in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of holidays. were allowed work at home. and you could go for Phd at the same time

    Cons

    the entry level salary is low

    Advice to Management

    very professional, and very friendly

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to start a career!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Plenty of networking opportunities, unfortunately hidden at times

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy for any little decision. Be aware and plan accordingly

  11. Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposed to wide range of medical imaging

    Cons

    Compared to campus, it's more like a hospital.

    Advice to Management

    Less regulation on research


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