MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
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29 Ratings

Pros
  • I had virtually no work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • This company provides great benefits (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • We had to pay for parking and in my opinion it was too much (in 7 reviews)

  • Depending on your own work-ethic, work-life balance can be challenging due to the number of initiatives the institution embarks simultaneously (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    You cannot get fired here

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    flexable hours and nice people

    Cons

    they will not fire anyone

    Advice to Management

    fire people that don't do anything


  2. Excellence in research and patient care stifled by paperwork

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    World leader in cancer research and patient care

    Cons

    too much middle management is choking the institution

    Advice to Management

    too many paper pushers


  3. Helpful (1)

    an odd beast

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    MDACC has great benefits, many interesting things going on, good work-life programs, and lots of interesting people to work with.

    Cons

    the bureucracy can be overwhelming. Since it's an arm of UT, it's a state agency; since it's a state agency, it's a huge bureaucracy. There are some 18000 employees so it can be tough to get to know all the people you need to know to get the job done well.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to recognize that middle management needs more opportunities to make real changes. This might allow lower-level (non-patient-facing) employees to feel as though they are making more of a difference.


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  5. Clinical staff have more opportunities for advancement. Administrative/research staff, not so much.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sincere interest in quality patient care.

    Cons

    Very corporate environment, although it's a non-profit. Salary for research positions are lower than other places. Clinical staff (i.e., physicians, nurses, etc) are higher.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. Helpful (1)

    ok

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Budget Associate in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Budget Associate in Oakland, CA

    Pros

    flexible time, flexible hour, short working hour.

    Cons

    no career growth and opportunities

    Advice to Management

    they need to give more room to growth for subordinates


  7. no structure

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Houston, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great facilities with access to a wide range of techniques

    Cons

    no structure, feel as if im just thrown here in the dark

    Advice to Management

    set up monthly meeting where postdocs present, ask questions etc


  8. NA

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to work

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of cons

    Advice to Management

    Show true leadership


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Benefits/Hard to get recognized

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Secretary in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Secretary in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of perks for employees and great benefits

    Cons

    low compensation and hard to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to support employees


  10. Good place for lab technicians.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The working environment is pretty good. Most people don't work long hours. The lab technicians has especially good lifestyles and decent pay.

    Cons

    You don't get paid as much as you would with other institutions. The North and South campuses are very far away.

    Advice to Management

    The management should not inform people of a decision well after when actions have been taken. The intranet communication system is horrible too.


  11. Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    offer education re embursement, rewarding to work here.

    Cons

    To many hrs, not enough coverage

    Advice to Management

    Need more employees



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