MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
342 Reviews
3.6
342 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    To work for MD Anderson

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Retirement plan is the best thing that I can say at this time after being there for 8 years

    Cons

    hard to advance within the company, The recruitment process is horrible and they really don't respond to reasons why your application was not passed to the hiring manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lighten up and listen to what you employees are trying to tell you

  2.  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    good contacts, great work experience

    Cons

    poor pay, high paperwork, admin positions get paid too much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the salary to scientists who are the brains behind the operation. It is frustrating for scientists to know that paper pushers in the department 'so called project managers' are the ones with the big salaries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but only with the right people

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

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

    Pros

    Gaining experience from a world-renowned institute which looks great on the resume.

    Cons

    Too much micromanagement, research management does not keep its promises, cannot trust in your supervisors, difficult to transfer to other departments; lately many people were hired for clinical research with no relevant education and/or experience; failed HR employees transfer themselves to positions and getting the highest end of the salary range, while they don't have relevant education and/or experience, while at the same time regular employees barely get a raise; unfair treatment of certain employees, double standard. More cons than pros for sure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all HR personnel, review research management's performance and change them where it is required, review "flex hours" as some employees take advantage of that (e.g. supposed to work 40 hours during 4 days, but work only 8 hours per day or even much less - many times the excuse is that "working from home" while their work requires in-house presence).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    RN

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Great Retirement plan

    Cons

    Management needs more education on how to manage and treat others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat others as you would want to be treated.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Research Assistant II

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent and with the right supervisor, the work/life balance is achievable.

    Cons

    Salary is very low for experience and education required for the position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The research staff is not valued. There are few incentives and opportunities to develop a career.

  7.  

    Salary

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, and there are many positions

    Cons

    They will let you go quickly when they cant meet their budget

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager funds better so budget can be met.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    NIce place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork with other nurses on the floor.

    Cons

    Heavy patient load with high patient:nurse ratios

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A very nice place to work

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

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

    Pros

    relax, good relationship with colleagues and supervisors

    Cons

    pays not as high as industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    An okay place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Well maintained facilities, cheap parking

    Cons

    Strict regulations, slow response time by support personnel,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place for starters and getting some experience

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

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

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement; insurance; parking; healthy food options

    Cons

    management; micromanaging; want you to work 45 hrs without flex time; for a promotion you can only get a 15% increase at max of your current salary (which usually puts you at the minimum range of the new position). Staff is underpaid and management is overpaid; bonuses and rewards always go to upper management, rarely is it given to staff. High turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff also has a family to go to on the evenings. There is apparently something wrong when the turnover rate is high in the departments.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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