MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Great place to work, but find other ways to hone your skillset

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

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, benefits were good, and you can take pride in knowing that your contributions are helping realize a greater good...

    Cons

    i would say health care is second only to government for embracing technology and its applications... its most likely the industry erring on the side of caution, but that's not going to help you sharpen your underutilized development skills when your hired to maintain an environment that a consulting firm packaged up for the hospital.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I was impressed both by my immediate management as well as executive level during my stint there...


  2. A good place to work

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

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and great colleagues.

    Cons

    Low efficiency and a little bit bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Great team.


  3. No bad place for a postdoc

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good research environment. people are general nice here. good salary if get enrolled in as faculty. Offices other than basement are good too. good vacation.

    Cons

    The paperwork efficiency is really low. Salary is a little bit low for starter. No cell signal in main building first floor

    Advice to Management

    raise the paperwork efficiency, give more benefit for the postdoc, invest more in research which will in turn help patient better.


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  5. Good work experience.

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

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The overall experience working there was great. Everyone working there is really friendly and helpfull.

    Cons

    Parking and bus pass is not covered like the other hospitals.


  6. MDACC is a great place to work.

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

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement Great PTO policy Easy to transfer arouns

    Cons

    Parking fees salary could be better expensive retirement deductions


  7. I am proud to call myself an MD Anderson employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are supporting a noble cause You work with highly intelligent people Interesting work You are treated with respect

    Cons

    The government bureaucracy Non-sensical processes which must be followed Upward movement within IT is almost non-existent It can be hard to deliver results within a reasonable timeframe

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to balance following process with the need to produce results.


  8. Get a lot experiences in programming

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary, good benefit, and high reputation.

    Cons

    It's not a software company, so there're no software processes. You will work very hard.

    Advice to Management

    Management people is very nice. They care their employee a lot. However, the management process is very slow. When you request something, you will wait a couple weeks or months.


  9. A good employer with excellent benefits, leading edge research facilities and boundless opportunities

    • 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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A world class cancer research facility with leading edge technologies. Great people, and very good work /life balance. Middle management does try to meet the expectations of the extremely diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Excessive political correctness, one must be very careful during casual conversations not to say anything that might be taken in the wrong context. In some cases, departmental meetings are not well structured, no process check, items brought up not on agenda.and outside the scope of the meeting. When assigned to work on special projects, very seldom were clear objectives set with defined dates for specific milestones. Projects tended to be open ended.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to communicate more frequently with classified employees. I never once observed anyone from senior management personally attend a division level employee meeting. There needs to be more focus on improving public areas, two many dollars are spent on the aesthetics of buildings the public cannot access, yet some areas which are there to serve patients and their family members are in need significant improvements.


  10. As a Radiation Therapist M D Anderson gives you an opportunity to learn a vast number of treatment modalities.

    • 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As an entry level graduatuate you are exposed to a large variety of treatment modalities with the opportunity for advancement. There is a well structured professional development model. Benefits and salaries are solid. MD Anderson's name and reputation facilitates career opportunities They offer tuition reimbursement. Lots of personal growth opportunity through various supplementary programs

    Cons

    Once you have reached the expert level as a therapist it is difficult to advance within the organization. The work environment is somewhat political. Parking is expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Offer career coaching opportunites for individuals who would like to advance or move into different leadership roles within the organization


  11. Great place to work with a vast amount of resources

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

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The facilities were far above average. The caliber of your peers and active research programs were highly regarded. A lot of effort was made to encourage collaboration.

    Cons

    Compensation was below average. Work-life balance was not a priority of my direct supervisor. Large size of institution makes travel times to different areas long.



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