MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
82 Reviews
3.0
82 Reviews
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MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
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82 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    biostatistician

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    very professional, and very friendly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start a career!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  3.  

    Avoid the Institute on South Campus

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

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

    Pros

    Pay is NIH standards. Houston, cost of living is low. Can live very close to lab. Health benefits are good. No snow. Gym is free. Scientific Publication help service is free. Medical center is ripe for collaboration. Many well run core labs.

    Cons

    Parking your own car is expensive except on South Campus. Not really applicable to post-docs but Institute (South campus) offers higher salaries, but expectations are completely unreasonable. Don't suggest working there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately, discontent and some power struggles still fester at the very top. See newspaper Houston Chronicle for more information.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    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

    Pros

    Exposed to wide range of medical imaging

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less regulation on research

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center (less than a year)

    Pros

    They really invest in their employees with benefits like tuition assistance. I was still in school when I worked there, and they really wanted to make sure that I was happy and wanted to return to work there when I graduated.

    Cons

    It's a challenging patient population. Every floor was different, but the one I was on had very intense day shifts. I learned a lot through this, but it also made asking others for help more challenging because everyone had so much to do already.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring more nurses to help with the patient load.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    great hospital in the pass, and current

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    excellent medical service. excellent medical research

    Cons

    lack of energy.Quality of management team can not match to the standard of MD Anderson.

  8.  

    MD Anderson High School Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - MD Anderson High School in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - MD Anderson High School in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern

    Pros

    Very nice housing at Rice University and keeps the students well knitted and interactive

    Cons

    Had very little leeway as to what project you want to carry out during the summer, most students winded up doing wet lab work and not necessarily clinic stuff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great benefits, ossified infrastructure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Medical Insurance is free, dental and vision are dirt cheap. Research facilities are top notch.

    Cons

    Some of the research infrastructure is archaic and run by people who should have retired long ago. Research protocols are entered and edited using Lotus Notes - unbelievable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Resume builder, but offers very low salary.

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    Former Employee - Research Data Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Data Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Great work community, nice amenities, okay benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, parking is far from buildings and very costly, some departments are strict on clocking-in/out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid micromanaging!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    I enjoy working at MDA. Great benefits. Great people. I like the food and the feel of the hospital.

    Cons

    Management isn't the best. Some of my coworkers complain and are miserable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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