MD Anderson Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
300 Reviews

3.7
300 Reviews
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MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho
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96 Ratings

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 25 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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  1.  

    Clinical Fellow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Experience with complex cases is invaluable

    Cons

    Have to deal with politics associated with powerhouse academic institutions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer to the folks that carry out "routine" work on the ground

  2.  

    Great benefits, but work quality depends on department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Some departments are really great and others are really bad. If you find yourself in a bad one you have to wait one year before you can transfer to a new department.

    Cons

    The budget has been so strict that they low-ball everyone on job offers, promotions and raises. When I was first given a verbal offer it was $10k higher than my written offer and I was told to take it or leave it. This same thing happened to my predecessor in the same position. I also brought in over $1.3M in grant funding during my first 6 months and I was only given a 0.5% raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so stingy,

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love it, but looking to leave...

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    MDA has excellent salary and benefits; I do believe there is opportunity to grow and it's so large that you can move to different a different department and have a whole new job and experience. People are great, patient care is beyond reproach.

    Cons

    ALOT of red tape, ALOT of policies and procedures that totally frustrate the faculty and make the job of dept. manager very difficult. New president and EVP-PIC spend more time on developing "moon shots" and "strategic planning" than actually getting to know the areas and figuring out the real problems. Morale is low and I would jump ship in a second if given the opportunity. Many world-class faculty have left and many top executives. Makes me fearful for what's coming up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Organization

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    This company provides great benefits.

    Cons

    The training is very unorganized. In the research department (Leukemia) people are unwelcoming and unfriendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your orientation and staff.

  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Very long process for everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it academic and don't turn it into a corporate entity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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 full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, Great pay

    Cons

    resource one is not an user friendly system

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Generally good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Good compensation, ample samples, good funding.

    Cons

    very formal place for working.

  9.  

    Great company, great people to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The people who do the research are passionate about the work. Employees are comforting and caring to customers and have a big heart. They are very driven to help with the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up with patience.

    Cons

    There are some employees so driven at their job that they are resistant to small interruptions. Some doctors can be rude, but most are not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to say no. Many doctors seem to be told so much that they balk when you tell them any form of no

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Professional

    • 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 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay,
    Professional people around you,
    creative projects,
    TMC lots of opportunities

    Cons

    work-life balance
    Some area not competitive as compared to ivy league

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not involved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    good company

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good benefit, good coworker and meaningful work

    Cons

    too many politics, not depend on you capability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't kick out capable employee just becasue he is better than you

    Recommends

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