MD Anderson Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
310 Reviews
3.7
310 Reviews
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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.  

    Salary

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    Former Employee - Accountant I  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant I in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, and there are many positions

    Cons

    They will let you go quickly when they cant meet their budget

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager funds better so budget can be met.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    NIce place to work

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Orlando, FL

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great teamwork with other nurses on the floor.

    Cons

    Heavy patient load with high patient:nurse ratios

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A very nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Statistical Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Statistical Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    relax, good relationship with colleagues and supervisors

    Cons

    pays not as high as industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    An okay place to work

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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 less than a year

    Pros

    Well maintained facilities, cheap parking

    Cons

    Strict regulations, slow response time by support personnel,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place for starters and getting some experience

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    Current Employee - Behavioral Science Research Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Behavioral Science Research Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement; insurance; parking; healthy food options

    Cons

    management; micromanaging; want you to work 45 hrs without flex time; for a promotion you can only get a 15% increase at max of your current salary (which usually puts you at the minimum range of the new position). Staff is underpaid and management is overpaid; bonuses and rewards always go to upper management, rarely is it given to staff. High turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff also has a family to go to on the evenings. There is apparently something wrong when the turnover rate is high in the departments.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not really what you know, but "Who" you know and "Who" has "POWER"

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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 10 years

    Pros

    competitive salary, most folks are friendly and willing to share knowledge, mentoring environment, many educational and training courses are offered for advancement within the institution.

    Cons

    It's not what you know, but who you know environment. Fear of retalitaion from upper management is frequently a concern across the institution. Many in management positions are office bullies, and often threaten employees to ensure processes are carried out their way. Even though the way they want it carried out may not be the very best or logical way...they want it their way. Additionally, I have experienced going above and beyond my call of duty for years, only to receive pennies as monetary compensation. Needless to say, I've often witnessed a severe lack of caring, integrity, and character in upper management. Additionally, on a few occasions, as sad as it is, I've even seen forms of racisim. It's right under the radar, but it's here. In some shape, form or fashion, employees have to pay to come to work. Either paying to ride a bus, van pool, or ridiculous parking prices for a local garage.

    No opinion of CEO
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    cancer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    they have a free gym on campus for employees, good medical benefits, most patients love you.

    Cons

    unfair pay scales (e.g. very educated personnel receive far less often times than partly educated personnel), they have a tendency to prefer to hire from within, very commercialized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It's getting worse...

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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 5 years

    Pros

    I loved the previous environment, but now...not much pros

    Cons

    I loved the previous environment, but now...because of the depression, it becomes more and more difficult to survive here. Everyday, you will here some faculties leaving the institution, and of course their employees as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should give more chance to all the faculties and trainees. The funding is now only in certain people's control.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed in our mission taking a back seat

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with the best minds in finding a cure for cancer. Many dedicated employees who still concentrate on quality patient care are keeping the place afloat. Patients are wonderful, hopeful, giving and worthwhile.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs who are more into $, power and prestige than patients or a cure for cancer -unless it can make them more money. Conflict of Interest questions are embarassing to those of us who just want to concentrate on what we are supposed to be all about. Seems to just keep moving further downhill in the CARING and INTEGRITY department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat at the top. Hire only upppers who CARE, have INTEGRITY and really do value TEAMWORK. Front lines do thier best, despite some really dumb decisions by uppers that cause employee hardships while we just keep trying to do our jobs, keep our jobs, and provide our best to patients. But we are losing some great people, our 'best asset."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Core Values taking a back seat to money and egos?

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

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

    Pros

    Mission to cure cancer is worthwhile. Providing life-giving treatment to cancer patients is it's own reward. Some of the most brilliant and dedicated oncologists and healthcare professionals in the world work here. Very good employee benefits and excellent retirement plan if you can stay for the long haul.

    Cons

    The big business of caring has taken a back seat to egos and money. Lack of trust in upper management is at an all time high and getting worse. Fear of retaliation is a problem for a reason. Upper managers seem to think themselves untouchable. Some areas are chronically short staffed and staff have to work in ridiculously tight spaces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat at the top and give the front lines enough staff and support to provide the quality of care our patients deserve. Get back to treating all staff with caring, integrity and discovery- not just paying lip service to our core values and putting flimsy band aids on the real issues.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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