MD Anderson

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MD Anderson Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.6 282 reviews

53% Approve of the CEO

MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(88 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance(in 18 reviews)

  • Work-life balance, great benefits, opportunity to work with people who come different backgrounds(in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • We had to pay for parking and in my opinion it was too much(in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance was not a priority of my direct supervisor(in 5 reviews)

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    great for those looking to progress in there career

    Staff RN (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosthey will pay for training

    Consa lot of there work is still done on paper

    Advice to Senior Managementpush the higher ups to update thing like the kronos clock and paper charting

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    MD Anderson has a friendly environment full of leaders that support their employees 100%

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits: Pension, great retirement plans, free medical insurance, school reimbursement, and a set amount of money to use in order to join organizations or go to conferences

    Conspatient population can be tolling

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    It has been a learning experience.

    Research Data Coordinator (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsYou get to help people through the some of the hardest times in their life and that is a great feeling. You are exposed to some of the greatest minds in medicine and research. If you pay attention, you can learn a lot about the medical field and how it all works and is run. You are also exposed to different cultures through the people that you work with and the patients that you meet.

    ConsThe politics are horrible and there is a strong hesitancy towards change. There are standards rules and regulations but everything is subject to managements discretion in the end. Sometimes that can help but for the most part, I've seen several people treated unfairly because of it. HR is not very helpful. Unless you are in a position that is on the medical side (nurse, mid-level provider, doctor etc.) there really isn't room for growth. Promotion/growth is not based on what qualifications you have but who you really know that gets you places. Salaries aren't that great either. Most people are under paid for the work that they do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a closer look at the work our employees do. Try to implement incentive programs and actively promote your stronger employees. This will not motivate others do work harder and better, but it will improve the over all quality of the departments and hospital as a whole.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for I/T workers

    Principal Applications Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsSalaries are very competitive, work environment is great

    ConsVery little in bonus compensation

    Advice to Senior ManagementClear, concise policies, procedures and direction

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unique. Cancer research and patient care focusing on all aspects of disease.

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsVast amount of resources both in terms of people and infrastructure.

    ConsBureaucracy. Very long process for everything.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it academic and don't turn it into a corporate entity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood health benefit and retirement plan.

    ConsIf you are in a support role, administration will support faculty over you 9 times out of 10. Different sets of rules for different employees. "Do as I say, not as I do" attitude with most management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Physical Plant Supervisor (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThis institution is so family oriented and supportive on both a personal and professional level. It is also interested in helping you grow your career. Mangement is willing to listen to concerns and also great teachers and leaders. They have excellent benefits and work/life balance.

    ConsIf I had to critique this institution it would be that it has so many facilities and is spread out to much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Job Opportunities within MD Anderson

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsBenefits are great! Great job security!

    ConsIf you consider applying at MD Anderson, consider to contact the head/director directly. The HR system is not well organized and they do not forward the appropriate applications to the directors/heads. HR is not well responsive and does not provide any updates on your submitted application.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe flexible! Appreciate your employers! Too much administration!!! There are so many administrators that are not doing anything - try lean management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Compensation

    Research Data Coordinator (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsVery rewarding to know you are making a difference in patients' lives.

    ConsEvery department seems to be very tight financially. You can expect to be underpaid, and annual merit raises of about 1.5%. They also overload you with unreasonable amounts of work because they are unwilling to hire more staff to handle the increased workload.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees more and be willing to invest for the growth of the department.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Absolutely wonderful company to work for!

    Research Scientist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThe best cancer center to work at. The research is cutting edge and everyone is passionate to heal.

    ConsVery competitive environment that can be stressful at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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