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MD Anderson Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
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3.6 288 reviews

54% Approve of the CEO

MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(91 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 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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    Great Mission, Not Always a Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsOutstanding mission and service. "Making cancer history" -- what could be better than that?

    ConsCan be very bureaucratic. Some managers are great while others are out to milk the system.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluate management and employees on performance, not politics.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Needs to get up to speed with technology

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee)

    ProsDedicated employees, rewarding to work with cancer patients

    ConsBad management, things move too slowly, inconsistent management among units, departments, unsafe staffing, pay below national averages.

    Advice to Senior Managementmore accountability for managers, better staffing

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

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    Overall satisfied but reservations about advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat mission, purpose and overall effort in hiring a diverse staff.

    ConsGreat job of hiring diverse staff but limited advancement opportunities for certain individuals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIdentify the "Behind the scene" employees and provide advancement opportunities for them while sometimes recognizing the need to overstep the limitations that maybe placed on them by the employee's immediate management...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cook III (Current Employee)

    ProsYou get to help those in need.

    ConsThe work you do, if outstanding, will not be noticed or taken by management as they did it. Most people that don't do anything get the best reviews and those that bust their butts get written up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees about the problems they bring up and do something about it in timely manner.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe place provides a great support to tenured faculty.

    ConsNon-tenured faculty has no opportunity for career advance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a big gap between the outside image and realities within the institution.

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    The Place where "everyone" wants to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTition Reimbursement, Advancement opportunites, Medical Benefits

    ConsHeavy Politics, Uncaring Evil persons If you enjoy the latter then you'll do well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice wouldn't matter to them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you like good ol' boys and liars, go there

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt depends if you have a immediate supervisor, who has the guts to go to bat for her/his subordinates - if that happens, it's OK. In my case, it currently does not.

    ConsAn Associate VP that fools all her superiors, and treats her subordinates like they are all the same, meaning, without looking into what are their strengths and weaknesses. She wants everything to be the same, targets people and, with the "current situation" excuse, strips everybody of any flexibility they had.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave more honest communication with the "troops". Do not talk only to the people that report immediately to you, go lower and you will hear the truth, hopefully

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    its ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood benefits and pay time off

    Consno room for advancement strict attendabce

    Advice to Senior Managementjk;.afj;

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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