MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
38 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
2.0
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
Ronald A. DePinho
13 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)

More Pros and Cons

38 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Mission, Not Always a Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding mission and service. "Making cancer history" -- what could be better than that?

    Cons

    Can be very bureaucratic. Some managers are great while others are out to milk the system.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate management and employees on performance, not politics.


  2. Helpful (3)

    If your're not a nurse or doctor don't waste your time!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great pride working for one of the top cancer hospitals in the world.

    Cons

    Very hard to transfer to different departments, They say you can transfer after 6 months of employment but unless you know someone in management you can't move anywhere, If you are not a nurse or doctor you will get NO respect, They tend to look down on nursing assistants, clerks, secretaries etc... You might as well be invisible.

    Advice to Management

    Management has a real problem about choosing favorites. It's extremely unfair to the employees to watch management goof off and appoint their "favs" raises while your busting your butt for nothing. They should also be required to take classes in proffesionalism as well.


  3. Esteem-killing job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientific Editor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Scientific Editor in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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

    Pros

    Workplace amenities: post office, cafeterias, public transportation nearby, good Intranet for in-house communications

    Cons

    My supervisor did not give me performance standards for my job until I had been working there for 4 months.
    Excessive workload
    Esteem-killing feedback

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that all supervisors get training in supervision at M. D. Anderson, even if they have had training elsewhere


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. its ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    good benefits and pay time off

    Cons

    no room for advancement strict attendabce

    Advice to Management

    jk;.afj;


  6. Helpful (1)

    If you like good ol' boys and liars, go there

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It depends if you have a immediate supervisor, who has the guts to go to bat for her/his subordinates - if that happens, it's OK. In my case, it currently does not.

    Cons

    An Associate VP that fools all her superiors, and treats her subordinates like they are all the same, meaning, without looking into what are their strengths and weaknesses. She wants everything to be the same, targets people and, with the "current situation" excuse, strips everybody of any flexibility they had.

    Advice to Management

    Have more honest communication with the "troops". Do not talk only to the people that report immediately to you, go lower and you will hear the truth, hopefully


  7. Helpful (1)

    MD Anderson is the best place in the world to perform cancer research but they are bureaucratically top heavy.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Great place to do cancer research, any sample or study you want to do is available.

    Cons

    To many bureaucrats and middle management that can't be fired. Politics are rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Fire 1/3 of the people who are not directly involved with patient care, research, or building maintenance. Paper pushers run the place.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Would have helped to had adequate training

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Nurse in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Nurse in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good name recognition
    Good pay and benefits
    Nice cafeteria
    Nice looking building
    A lot of potential opportunities throughout the hospital

    Cons

    Training was horrible
    Little patience shown toward learning curve
    Lack of staffing
    Rude and impatient doctor to work with
    lack of flexibility in scheduling
    My shoe had more people skills then one of the doctors I worked with

    Advice to Management

    Provide adequate training for new hires in research
    Some doctors need to get some people skills
    Show more patients toward the learning curve given the lack of staffing
    Hire more staff!


  9. The Place where "everyone" wants to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tition Reimbursement, Advancement opportunites, Medical Benefits

    Cons

    Heavy Politics, Uncaring Evil persons If you enjoy the latter then you'll do well.

    Advice to Management

    My advice wouldn't matter to them.


  10. Great Pay, but weak management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, and work life balance. You can work upto 4 days per week fro home if you are not in management. Great cafeteria with good food.

    Cons

    Poor management. Poor knowledge of IT. Too bureaucratic and too many meetings with no specific agenda. Managers don't work well with each other.

    Advice to Management

    create the bond among managers. learn the subject. No favoritism please. Set specific agenda for the meetings. Don't create too many layers of management


  11. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The place provides a great support to tenured faculty.

    Cons

    Non-tenured faculty has no opportunity for career advance.

    Advice to Management

    There is a big gap between the outside image and realities within the institution.



Showing 38 of 445 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.