MD Anderson Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
302 Reviews

3.7
302 Reviews
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MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho
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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.  

    Great place to learn from the best in the industry

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    Former Employee - Laboratory  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Laboratory in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance, great benefits, opportunity to work with people who come different backgrounds.

    Cons

    Management but only in certain departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the management I worked under, listen to your employees and be involved in their workflow to see what they do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    ok

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    Former Employee - Research Data Coordinator
    Former Employee - Research Data Coordinator

    I worked at MD Anderson as a contractor

    Pros

    Very strong culture and mission. Staff are motivated and involved in their work

    Cons

    Some micromanaging and the quality of mangers varies by department

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent mission; challenging workload

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Every day a person who works at MD Anderson Cancer Center wakes up knowing they are going to work for a mission that matters. It is not about profit. It is all about curing cancer. Working in IT, I am not involved in direct patient care yet the leaders are careful to be sure we all have line of sight on how we contribute to the mission.

    Cons

    The last two years have been a challenge with all the leadership changes and lack of staffing. Many of us are doing two and three jobs. The stress level is high and uncertainty is making it worse. We hear that this is the "new normal" but we cannot keep up the pace. Many are getting sick and quitting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously back-fill the positions. IT and other organizations are exhausted. Either trim down the projects or staff the ones being funded properly. We are staff for normal operations, not huge projects too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Pediatric Oncology was rewarding and it gave you many blessings to be thankful for in your own life.

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Insurance Benefits
    PTO
    Many advancement tools for your career

    Cons

    Oncology burden
    Joining committees, pact's, to maintain a substantial great performance review

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To not loose sight of what nursing is really about caring, empathy, and a positive aspect to the patients and patients care. Not making about its just a job and financial gain.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Clinical Billing Specialist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Clinical Billing Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Encourage learning other skills or sharpening your current skills.

    Cons

    Slow salary increases for positions

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Secretary

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    Current Employee - Senior Secretary  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Secretary in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for, great benefits, tuition reimbursement, a lot of room for professional growth

    Cons

    Big and hierarchy...too many politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire within!!! GIVE EMPLOYEES OPPORTUNITY TO ADVANCE

  8.  

    Good place to work

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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 more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent science and beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Out in middle of nowhere.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    High end standard in the healthcare industry

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    Current Employee - CLS Trainee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - CLS Trainee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot from every where. The atmosphere is to push you going forward from the institution level to department level to team level.

    Cons

    Too big, easy to lost, bad computer support if you are not patient care team like research. Traffic of course and hard to build relationship with outside of department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    so far it is a good experience here for over 7 years

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    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

    a lot of labs to choose, relative good science, great enviroment and culture

    Cons

    no real big shot in cancer research field except the president

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recruit more big shots in cancer field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 4 years

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    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 3 years

    Pros

    As a research appointment, there is a strong motivation being housed in the hospital with exposure to patients and their families. The core facilities (sequencing, histology, vet med) are all top notch. The compliance and grant offices are responsive to questions and willing to help.

    Cons

    Departmental support is variable. Adequate external funding is a must for continued work. Neither of these are isolated to MDACC, but both do occur here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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