MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Average

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    State working environment, good benefit

    Cons

    political inside this hospital, expensive parking

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    INTERN

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

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. work culture is amazing.

    Cons

    There is no other issue apart from the fact that they did not extend any full time offer.

  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Sick Days

    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 a year)

    Pros

    The insurance benefit is great, the pay is okay, they try to keep current with the market.

    Cons

    You can't really use your sick days. You have all these days but if you call in sick thats a point against you. The only time you can be absent is on vacation, but who plans sick days?????

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Honest

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great place for cancer innovation

    Cons

    Horrible environment to work in. Core values are not used by employees. Many employees are in positions about their pay grades

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be selective about who you hire based on educational and experience, not of friendships or relationships

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 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

  7. Decent

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    • 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 a 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
  8. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    RN

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    • 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
  10. Research Assistant II

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    • 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.

  11. Salary

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    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 a 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

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