MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Pay is better comparing to other research hospitals.

    Cons

    Cannot use gym if you are only a trainee here.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Awesome place to gain a lot of experience in your field.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Very diverse, benefits are wonderful and they work with your school schedule.

    Cons

    Too much micro-managing going on!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good place for a postdoctoral fellowship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    MD Anderson Cancer Center offers you the possibility of growing and interacting with leading edege technologies and new discoveries. Good work-life balance and benefits.
    International and multidisciplinar atmosphere.

    Cons

    Compensation is not too high , NIH standard , but enough to live in Houston
    Needed a good mentorship, otherwise there is the risk of getting lost since the institution is so big


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Research Intern: Great company, dedicated to their mission, but not always collaborative

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern

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

    Pros

    Everyone works extremely hard; people will stay after hours to get their work done. Management is great and helpful (if not entirely present). There is ample growth opportunity so long as you work hard and get published

    Cons

    Group collaboration in the office is in short supply. Machinery is often broken, which makes it difficult when an experiment needs to get done right away.


  6. Stable with great benefits

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are worthwhile, time off is reasonable, and opportunities are endless if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Management isn't supportive, their expectations far outweigh what they are willing to pay and the office politics is far beyond what is necessary in a hospital for cancer patients.

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive. The people who do most of the work do know what is necessary to increase efficiency and if you want to succeed, I suggest you at least listen to feedback and give it some thought.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Md Anderson nursing

    • 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

    Magnet, stable, pay for school, pleasant environment

    Cons

    Competitive, no compensation for parking, pressure to go to school

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Love working for company, but it's hard to get out of certain positions.

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great! Can't beat it.

    Cons

    I think in some departments management can be hard to deal with. I would have loved a transfer.


  9. Good employer. Bureaucracy and red tape slows things down

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good employer. Great co workers

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and red tape slows things down


  10. Intern Position Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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

    Pros

    The office culture was great, flexibility in work hours, benefits and overall atmosphere were great. Facilities provided within the campus are great, and convenient location.

    Cons

    Nothing really that I can think off the top of my head. The training videos were somewhat annoying, and not really relevant to my work itself.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good Work Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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

    Pros

    Workers are nice and kind. Have extra perks and even has food available for nightshift workers!!

    Cons

    Management plays favorites, parking is expensive and are far away.



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