MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated June 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Awesome

    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy working at MDA. Great benefits. Great people. I like the food and the feel of the hospital.

    Cons

    Management isn't the best. Some of my coworkers complain and are miserable.


  2. Helpful (1)

    People only care abt the money

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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

    Pros

    Helping others heal, meet people that are friends. Getting to be good at my field of study. Going o work there

    Cons

    System is not good. Nurse staff are mean. No communication with teams. No raise for me. Miss my family a lot.


  3. Great Benefits and lifetime pension

    • 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

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

    Pros

    great place to work-

    Cons

    long hours
    expensive parking
    no overtime pay

    Advice to Management

    lots of Bias from upper management!


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  5. a big name for cancer research

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits and focused area

    Cons

    limited opportunity for growing research outside of your field


  6. Ok,lots of opportunities when "red tape" is avoided.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diagnostic Imaging Services Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Diagnostic Imaging Services Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Room for growth, great group of people, ok benefits

    Cons

    Lots of politics,lots of deductions from check, pay for own parking


  7. Neutral

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding, the employees are nice, the environment is relaxed.

    Cons

    Managers in some departments are aware of policies and procedures. It's extremely difficult to move up within MD Anderson unless you know someone or highly qualified.


  8. You hate it or love it depending on which department you are working in

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits are great
    Salary
    They put into the teachers retirement and Social security.

    Cons

    Poor management
    Corporate corruption
    little job security depending on your position
    Some people that need to be fired may not be fired because they are female or black despite being horrible
    Promotion is mostly based on what looks good for the company as opposed to who deserves it

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be promoted based on who is better able to do the job as opposed to those who have worked at the company for 20 or more years. Sometimes those individuals have poor management skills. Classes are offered but some individuals do not have the qualities or personality to be a better manager. Also during another recession the company should also cut from the top to save money. It does not make sense to fire individuals who are needed on the bottom, tell people who have traveling benefits they can't travel on the companies money and then allow the President to be escorted to the airport and pay for him to fly out every weekend to his second home. Next, there should be a better outside agency to help with issues inside the company. Corporate corruption is bad and for a non-profit organization it taints the companies reputation.


  9. Great Mission

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

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

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

    Pros

    No matter what job you are doing at the institution, you realize the overall goal of hopefully curing cancer.

    Cons

    The work load has become rather difficult. The philosophy these days is do more with much less


  10. Poor processes, top heavy management with silo's and turf wars. Nothing done quickly. Don't bring your easy button.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits and retirement. There are more resources(people - equipment and supplies) than the entire medical center.

    Cons

    entitled people. management passes on bad staff to each other just to get rid of the problem staff.

    Advice to Management

    Don't have MD's in charge, they are too competitive when it gets down to agreeing on any process.


  11. Helpful (1)

    It has been a learning experience.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You get to help people through the some of the hardest times in their life and that is a great feeling. You are exposed to some of the greatest minds in medicine and research. If you pay attention, you can learn a lot about the medical field and how it all works and is run. You are also exposed to different cultures through the people that you work with and the patients that you meet.

    Cons

    The politics are horrible and there is a strong hesitancy towards change. There are standards rules and regulations but everything is subject to managements discretion in the end. Sometimes that can help but for the most part, I've seen several people treated unfairly because of it. HR is not very helpful. Unless you are in a position that is on the medical side (nurse, mid-level provider, doctor etc.) there really isn't room for growth. Promotion/growth is not based on what qualifications you have but who you really know that gets you places. Salaries aren't that great either. Most people are under paid for the work that they do.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at the work our employees do. Try to implement incentive programs and actively promote your stronger employees. This will not motivate others do work harder and better, but it will improve the over all quality of the departments and hospital as a whole.



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