MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
341 Reviews
3.6
341 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 23 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good place to work if supervisor is good (in 31 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 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Pretty solid job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Cell Therapy Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Clinical Cell Therapy Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    -The work was challenging, but not exceedingly difficult.
    -It was fulfilling knowing that I was actively saving lives with my work.
    -The people were mostly nice to work with.
    -Benefits were great.
    -Generally a laid-back yet productive environment

    Cons

    -The pay was much too low. This is the only real reason I left.
    -The parking situation was ridiculous.
    -The food was expensive and not very good
    -Promotions were difficult to come by

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people more, and give them more opportunities to advance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place for researchers ,not so for staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    this is a great place for faculty and cancer researchers

    Cons

    supporting staff are like second degree citizens here,maybe rightfully so.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Clinical Fellow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Experience with complex cases is invaluable

    Cons

    Have to deal with politics associated with powerhouse academic institutions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer to the folks that carry out "routine" work on the ground

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  5.  

    Great resume builder

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

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Variety of experience, career growth, benefits and retirement plan, great mission statement, surrounded by professionals and researchers.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, hard to get raise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great benefits!

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

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    A state employer with great benefits. A lot of opportunities with the right degree or connects.

    Cons

    Not all of the polices are enforced by every department. Some positions are held, created, or promised for people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company!!

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

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits are great and lots of room to grow and meet new people.

    Cons

    Parking is a challenge, some people wait years before getting a space near their building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits, but work quality depends on department

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Some departments are really great and others are really bad. If you find yourself in a bad one you have to wait one year before you can transfer to a new department.

    Cons

    The budget has been so strict that they low-ball everyone on job offers, promotions and raises. When I was first given a verbal offer it was $10k higher than my written offer and I was told to take it or leave it. This same thing happened to my predecessor in the same position. I also brought in over $1.3M in grant funding during my first 6 months and I was only given a 0.5% raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so stingy,

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love it, but looking to leave...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Administrator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Department Administrator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    MDA has excellent salary and benefits; I do believe there is opportunity to grow and it's so large that you can move to different a different department and have a whole new job and experience. People are great, patient care is beyond reproach.

    Cons

    ALOT of red tape, ALOT of policies and procedures that totally frustrate the faculty and make the job of dept. manager very difficult. New president and EVP-PIC spend more time on developing "moon shots" and "strategic planning" than actually getting to know the areas and figuring out the real problems. Morale is low and I would jump ship in a second if given the opportunity. Many world-class faculty have left and many top executives. Makes me fearful for what's coming up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Organization

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    This company provides great benefits.

    Cons

    The training is very unorganized. In the research department (Leukemia) people are unwelcoming and unfriendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your orientation and staff.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, inspiring work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are topnotch and for the most part, generous and helpful. The institution's mission is clear, and every employee is made to feel that their contribution is important. Benefits and compensation are good. There was a strong sense of camaraderie on my team.

    Cons

    Resources for training and development were sometimes hard to come by in my (non-patient facing) department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage all departments/divisions to invest in training and development of their staff. It will reenergize employees who've been asked for years to do more with less.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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