MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated June 20, 2015
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MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
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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. RN

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of nurses. Great team of infusion nurses. Great team of MAs. Wonderful doctors.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability, in all levels. Poor staffing

    Advice to Management

    Staff the building. You pay for what you get.


  2. IT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall genuine concern and passion for patient care. Large population of patients is still cared for. State benefits, retirement plan and good healthcare benefits. Good for longevity.

    Cons

    POLITICS, self serving motives, general sense of trust between employees is low. Highly bureaucratic environment. Top level leadership has a faded sense of reality and even lower understanding of the challenges facing IT employees in particular. Not sure there is a desire by leadership to understand real issues. Bonus driven leadership creates low morale in a highly stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Come out of the clouds and listen to the "little" people. Stop being satisfied with ambiguous, high level overviews of issues.


  3. Research data specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, nice buildings and good benefits

    Cons

    The most bureaucratic organization in the world! little career advancement opportunities. Administrative has huge power

    Advice to Management

    Keep the talents


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  5. 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.


  6. Short employment

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    Former Employee - Research Nurse in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Nurse in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, a lot of job openings.

    Cons

    They treat patient like numbers. If you do not do everything the "MD Anderson " way prepare to be terminated.


  7. 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!


  8. 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.


  9. 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


  10. 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


  11. 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



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