MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
360 Reviews
3.6
360 Reviews
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MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
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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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    RN

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    The pay and benefit are top notch.

    Cons

    The management tends to be top-heavy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great non-profit organization to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; Management values employees; Management open to suggestions by employees for improvements in relations and working environment; Advancement opportunities for hard workers

    Cons

    Salaries a bit lower than in industry; Obviously no "profit-sharing"; "bonuses" are minuscule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Best 8 years.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly staff and Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Location is bad when it comes to traffic.

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    Dedicated to producing the next generation of scientists

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

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    MD Anderson provides a wealth of opportunities for undergraduate students to obtain professional research experience, especially during the summer when students are searching for something to do.

    Cons

    This is a very fast-paced, professional research environment. You must make sure you are on top of your game everyday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for a great cause

    Cons

    Far from home, Typical corporate political red tape

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Fellowship

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    Former Employee - Clinical Fellow
    Former Employee - Clinical Fellow

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Excellent education and chance to build a solid foundation/knowledge.
    Excellent mentorship that prepares for a future career.
    Great guidance and options for academic growth

    Cons

    Financial support for conference travel for fellows is limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best Employer Ever

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Best clinical learning environment. Highly patient focused.

    Cons

    i cannot think of anything in this category.

  9.  

    Love MD Anderson and Houston

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

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

    Pros

    Company values, work-life balance, great core facilities, access to leaders in the field, access to numerous research institutes, access to patient samples, constant opportunities for seminars and training events, free gym, people in Houston are friendly.

    Cons

    Compensation, but I was a lowly GRA then postdoc so I can't really judge this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay postdocs more! But that goes out to NIH more than MD Anderson.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful Program!

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    Former Employee - Cancer Prevention Trainee
    Former Employee - Cancer Prevention Trainee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A nurturing environment that is collaborative and encourages professional and academic development

    Cons

    Cons are that it cane be very competitive to join the team

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Everything is great about this company.

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, Benefits, leadership, coworker relationships, free trainings on everything.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive, pay could be more specially for med center being number 1 in everything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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