MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
322 Reviews
3.7
322 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 21 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good place to work if supervisor is good (in 30 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 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    A place ideal for those who are interested in academic career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Here you can work with smart researchers/scholars/clinicians, who may come from different countries and devote their lives in cancer-related researches. Meetings/symposium are held quite often, revealing new treatments/discovery. Academic atmosphere is very strong.

    Cons

    Salary is limited by funding and mostly lower than expected. Also you can not stay in this position too long because it has a limit of years. Long work hours may be required, but it also depends on labs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Relaxed environment, but poor communication.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Development Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Web Development Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, great coworkers, and a general movement toward updated technologies. Great benefits for full-time employees. Job security. My manager is awesome, very understanding and accommodating of a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Still very outdated in many areas, poor opportunities for full-time employment or advancement, low salary range for full-time employees. Poor communication between departments and managers, very bureaucratic inner workings. Difficult change management system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could improve communication standards across departments and between managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Neither here nor there

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    They have a powerful mission- making cancer history. It makes you feel like your a part of something huge, bigger than yourself

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, red tape, you could get in your work and just keep going 'cause everyone is too busy to stop for a minute. The skills are present, personality? especially when it comes to interdepartmental stuff?....it could be better.

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  5.  

    Lots of politics!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, who for the most part work as a team and are GREAT at what they do. Lots of compassion for the patients.

    Cons

    Staff is disrespected and unappreciated by management, work hours are long and though they say they promote work-life balance, try getting any time off (that you have earned) to spend with your family or go to see your Dr. We were constantly told that we needed to see more patients and do more procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable for what they do and DON'T do. Don't expect others to fill in the gaps that you or others leave and not reprimand those who don't do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A state agent style company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay rate comparing to Industry

    Cons

    poor management and communication to employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    State agent outsourcing to India?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Clinical Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Great benefits, Great retirement!

    Cons

    Company has a lot of organization politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management should care more about the everyday workers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Imaging Tech in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Medical Imaging Tech in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    innovative environment, very good compensation, benefits, and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too much politics and bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the bureaucracy, too much red tape. Moral has declined significantly since change in leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    instructor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    No.1 Cancer Center in the US

    Cons

    The whole institution is like in a communist country. Big, slow, low efficiency. And the HR workers always treat ordinary employees in a bad way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    You get stuck

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

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

    Pros

    Great experience and great learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Pay and lack of promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay accordingly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    treated like a child

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

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

    Pros

    benefits are very generous and top notch

    Cons

    treated like children that must be watched and guided constantly - too much government red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let people do their jobs and not hover over them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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