MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
322 Reviews
3.7
322 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 21 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good place to work if supervisor is good (in 30 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 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall great employees to work with, great benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Work with some great and diverse people, the new facilities are nice, commitment to those wanting to further their education

    Cons

    food quality depends on where you are on campus, it's a crap shoot in terms of management within the various departments. Some are great some suck.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dynamic, fast-paced environment that places its top priority on patient care and patient services.

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    The benefits are probably the best in the Texas Medical Center, and the hours are usually properly structured and managed.

    Cons

    The opportunities for raises and/or advancement are very strictly structured and follow very specific guidelines, so while it's not impossible to move up and/or branch out, it takes a very long time.

    It is very difficult to branch out into/learn about any area which does not EXACTLY match your specific job's description.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall a great experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    I've gained a tremendous amount of experience and met some great people. The core values and the attitude of most of the employees is a huge plus. The flex schedules are also helpful. Great benefits.

    Cons

    The politics and resistance to change are ridiculous. The HR department is also not very effective. A lot of ineffective people have been brought in for jobs while qualified people have been turned down on minor technicalities. Also, they do not deal with "problem children" very well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rewarding bad behavior and poor performance. Give management more control over who they hire rather than relying on ineffective computer-based "assessments".

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  5.  

    So far... so good...

    • 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 as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Contracting pays well and the stress compared to other places is little to none.

    Cons

    For contractors, you have to hope funding comes in for your project to stay on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher contractors as full-time employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good IT working Experience in general

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

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

    Pros

    It is a big organization, lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Central IS is quite a bureaucratic place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work and to be a part of.

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and to be a part of. Awesome Work-Life balance

    Cons

    If your in the RED then cut spending and enforce it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

    • 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

    Opportunities for growth are present

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth are hard to come by

  9.  

    Nice place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work, Ranked #1 in Cancer Care

    Cons

    not dedicated enough to education

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Horrible Morale

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are wonderful to have

    Cons

    management sucks especially on the nursing units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to be professional and talk with staff not talk down or at them like they are you children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    nice place to work

    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    nice environment, helpful co-work, good benefits.

    Cons

    work more in group, less interaction with other groups.

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