MD Anderson Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
299 Reviews

3.7
299 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.  

    Nice place to work

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

    I worked at MD Anderson for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, Great benefits, Great retirement!

    Cons

    Company has a lot of organization politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management should care more about the everyday workers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Imaging Tech  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Medical Imaging Tech in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    innovative environment, very good compensation, benefits, and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too much politics and bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the bureaucracy, too much red tape. Moral has declined significantly since change in leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    instructor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No.1 Cancer Center in the US

    Cons

    The whole institution is like in a communist country. Big, slow, low efficiency. And the HR workers always treat ordinary employees in a bad way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    treated like a child

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    benefits are very generous and top notch

    Cons

    treated like children that must be watched and guided constantly - too much government red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let people do their jobs and not hover over them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    You get stuck

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great experience and great learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Pay and lack of promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay accordingly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Difficult to build career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Good benefits and time off

    Cons

    Ever changing environment; need to do many duties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a clear understanding of all departments

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work-life balance, good culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Systems Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good culture

    Cons

    Very political environment in many departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No room to grow if the employee is not in the right group.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Facility, fame and good opportunity

    Cons

    Sometimes Bureaucratic. Not like an university.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grand environment but enthusiasm is stifled by control-freaks

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Smithville, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Smithville, TX

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

    Pros

    MD Anderson Cancer Center is a grand place to work, lots of professionals just a phone call away, which makes collaboration easy. The benefits are great, the support from within the institution is great - from vaccination clinics to legal advice you can get support for nearly anything from MD Anderson.

    Cons

    The management is too controlling and the environment where I worked at was only interested in publications, not actual progress. Concerns about study design were not taken serious. Also request for cell/tissue services costing as little as 3$ had to be countersigned by 2 officials to be placed. More bureaucracy than need be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees more free reign. As a Cancer Researcher who has worked in several countries prior to coming to the US, I can assure you that this will give better results. Scientists are not worker bees but independent thinkers. The paperwork-load is too much to do on top of doing your research well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    average

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    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    POPULAR FACILITY,NICE COWORKERS,PTO,FREE MEDICAL HEALTH BENEFITS

    Cons

    DIFFICULT TO ADVANCE AND MOVE UP THE LADDER, TIME TO TRANSFER INCREASED TO ONE YEAR AND TOO MUCH RED TAPE. PAID PARKING IS THE WORST, OTHER FACILITIES PAY FOR PARKING FOR EMPLOYESS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GIVE YOUR POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES A LESS DIFFICULT CHANCE FOR GROWTH, OFFER PAKING INCENTIVE AND STOP TAKING AWAY POSITIVE PERKS.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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