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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118 Ratings

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.  

    Worth while

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    To improve good technical knowledge to answer scientific questions

    Cons

    Pay is very less compared to other organizations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

  2.  

    Very political place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    M.D. Anderson is huge so you get plenty of support.

    Cons

    Very political. Your growth development and promotion depends heavily on how politically savvy you are, not on how well you do your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on competency and performance record than just plain self-promotion talk.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great for cancer care and research, not so great if you're an IT professional

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Great benefits/retirement plans, very rewarding to work for the best cancer center in the country, very secure employment, great work-life flexibility, start at 4 weeks vacation/year and increase from there.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and top-heavy. Executive leadership is reactionary and lacks vision. IT-wise, we're in the dark ages. IT implementations always run long and over budget, largely due to a lack of talent. Overstaffed/underskilled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set goals of where you want to go, and give staff the freedom to determine how to get there. A lot of time is spent controlling the how, with little regard to where we are going.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    To make cancer history

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unit Service Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Unit Service Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    State benefits package
    Room for growth of advancement
    Customer Focused

    Cons

    Must have an attendence postive attitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with more understanding and repect in doing thier job.

    Most important its should be that the employer understand that the employee maybe a customer too.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ok

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    offer education re embursement, rewarding to work here.

    Cons

    To many hrs, not enough coverage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place for lab technicians.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    The working environment is pretty good. Most people don't work long hours. The lab technicians has especially good lifestyles and decent pay.

    Cons

    You don't get paid as much as you would with other institutions. The North and South campuses are very far away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should not inform people of a decision well after when actions have been taken. The intranet communication system is horrible too.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Benefits/Hard to get recognized

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Secretary in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Secretary in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    There are a lot of perks for employees and great benefits

    Cons

    low compensation and hard to get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to support employees

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    NA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    A great place to work

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show true leadership

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    no structure

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    great facilities with access to a wide range of techniques

    Cons

    no structure, feel as if im just thrown here in the dark

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    set up monthly meeting where postdocs present, ask questions etc

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Budget Associate in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Budget Associate in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    flexible time, flexible hour, short working hour.

    Cons

    no career growth and opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to give more room to growth for subordinates

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