MD Anderson Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
310 Reviews
3.7
310 Reviews
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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.  

    High end standard in the healthcare industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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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

    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
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  5.  

    Business Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Administrator  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Company provide the career opportunity for us.
    Good retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Many departments have their small IT team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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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 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
  7.  

    Dynamic, fast-paced environment that places its top priority on patient care and patient services.

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are probably the best in the Texas Medical Center, and the hours are usually properly structured and managed.

    Cons

    The opportunities for raises and/or advancement are very strictly structured and follow very specific guidelines, so while it's not impossible to move up and/or branch out, it takes a very long time.

    It is very difficult to branch out into/learn about any area which does not EXACTLY match your specific job's description.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall great employees to work with, great benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Services Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Work with some great and diverse people, the new facilities are nice, commitment to those wanting to further their education

    Cons

    food quality depends on where you are on campus, it's a crap shoot in terms of management within the various departments. Some are great some suck.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall a great experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    I've gained a tremendous amount of experience and met some great people. The core values and the attitude of most of the employees is a huge plus. The flex schedules are also helpful. Great benefits.

    Cons

    The politics and resistance to change are ridiculous. The HR department is also not very effective. A lot of ineffective people have been brought in for jobs while qualified people have been turned down on minor technicalities. Also, they do not deal with "problem children" very well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rewarding bad behavior and poor performance. Give management more control over who they hire rather than relying on ineffective computer-based "assessments".

  10.  

    So far... so good...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Contracting pays well and the stress compared to other places is little to none.

    Cons

    For contractors, you have to hope funding comes in for your project to stay on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher contractors as full-time employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good IT working Experience in general

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

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

    Pros

    It is a big organization, lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Central IS is quite a bureaucratic place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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