MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated June 29, 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. Great Place to work but...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are really wonderful and the department that I work in is really family oriented and understanding.

    Cons

    In order to transfer to another department, you have to be in your current role for at least a year. Also, there aren't a lot of positions to grow into from where I am. The raises are not the best but better than most.

    Advice to Management

    More growth opportunities. Also encourage your staff to apply for higher positions.


  2. Social Worker Dream Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Work Counselor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Social Work Counselor in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful management, great work-life balance, highly ethical, fun co-workers, reasonable expectations and workload, utilization of employees is appropriate, your skills are respected and utilized, you get to counsel and educated patients and families, you get free CEUs weekly, free insurance, free gym on a lower level, earlier hours are available to work if needed, free supervision towards LCSW, supportive supervisors, holidays off, paid on-call time, there is a lot of pride in where you are and what you do, patients are wonderful

    Cons

    I really have none. Blessed to be at such a wonderful place.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for making this such a wonderful place to work. I look forward to coming to work every day!


  3. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really caring environment. Focus is on patients and employees

    Cons

    Very large hospital. Can get lost in the shuffle


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  5. Research Fellow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Great People, Positive Environment, Awesome Benefits

    Cons

    Hard to find good mentorship


  6. RN

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. IT

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Great Job, but still an enormous facility

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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

    Pros

    Love the people I work with directly on a day-to-day basis and even those on a less frequent basis.

    Cons

    Due to the sheer size of the place--will sometimes have to encounter and work with someone outside or above your department. You have little recourse or say if they want to make certain changes, very hierarchical. Some serious political issues between high-end staff that really only effects others indirectly. Every hospital is going to have highly trained, highly paid individuals who act like children when they dont get their way, but overall I do respect most people at this facility.


  9. Administrative Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sugar Land, TX

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer a variety of great benefits

    Cons

    Parking is extremely difficult and/or costly. Management in some departments are poor.


  10. Reputation far exceeds reality of working there

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Co-workers who are truly committed to patient care. Seeing the impact you can have on patients and their families.

    Cons

    Low morale. Micromanagers who are focused only on keeping up appearances. Crippling bureaucracy that makes doing your job almost impossible at times. An HR department that is so large it is completely ineffective. Lack of parking. Very little work/life balance.


  11. Employment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, the best in the area

    Cons

    very political, hard to advance



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