MD Anderson
3.6 of 5 277 reviews
www.mdanderson.org Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

MD Anderson Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.6 277 reviews

                             

54% Approve of the CEO

MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(87 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Great place to work for first time job experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGet exposed t wide range of responsibilities and obtain skills. Plenty of opportunities to learn new skill and progress

    ConsSometime the size of the institution can be daunting to adjust. One needs to put a lot of effort to adapt to a highly regulated hospital industry.

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    M.D. Anderson is a great institution dedicated to curing cancer

    Instructor Research Faculty Appointment (Current Employee)
    Smithville, TX

    ProsStable company with outstanding leadership and strong core values. Annual reviews foster career development. Institutional survey's encourage change as needed. Pleasant work colleagues and professional support.

    ConsDifficult to promote through the ranks in academia from postdoc to Asst. Professor, but opportunities are still available.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPostdocs are a valuable resource, not just for the moment but for a longer tenure when given challenging tasks that are validated by appropriate title changes and compensation.

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

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    Into MK Ultra

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPractices MK Ultra in collaberation with other schools of medicine. Inhumane, unethical, derelict in spending of grant money. Then on the bright side they feed you alot, have huge extravagant blow out parties, take you out to eat alot.

    ConsThey are all now from this strange Massachussets democratic mentality. If you vote Republican they will terminate you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo your own damage control for when you get overhelmed.

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

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    Great place for research

    Research Intern (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsFriendly people, state of the art research facility

    ConsAll depends on PI gaining funding for project

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

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    Can't imagine a better place to work as a nurse

    Clinical Nurse (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat nursing culture, large hospital with many resources, plenty of room for growth within the organization. Best pay and benefits for nurses. Teacher's retirement pension plan can't be beat. Money for you to go back to school $5200/yr on top of your salary.

    ConsDivision of nursing has been implementing some strict nursing policies on dress code and time and attendance. There is a point system for being late, forgetting to clock in, calling in sick, etc. If you accrue too many points it can affect your ability to receive salary increases and job transfers. DePinho has given MDA a very bad image. Tired of the negative press that he has brought.

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsYou get to work with some really great people. Great retirement benefits and pretty good work life balance if you have a good manager.

    ConsWe're hesitant to do try new ways of doing things to streamline the beauracracy. Faculty can be difficult to work for. Administrative managers are more obsessed with petty rules than fostering the work and creativity of individuals. That's necessary for nurses and office support staff but not so great for professionals. New "open concept" office environment is not conducive to productivity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdapt to new technology and business practices faster. Encourage managers to use their discretion in dealing with work life balance issues.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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