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MD Anderson Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
297 Reviews

3.7
297 Reviews
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MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho
Ronald A. DePinho
95 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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63 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    NA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Houston, TX

    Pros

    A great place to work

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show true leadership

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    no structure

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

    Pros

    great facilities with access to a wide range of techniques

    Cons

    no structure, feel as if im just thrown here in the dark

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    set up monthly meeting where postdocs present, ask questions etc

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok

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    Current Employee - Budget Associate  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Budget Associate in Oakland, CA

    Pros

    flexible time, flexible hour, short working hour.

    Cons

    no career growth and opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to give more room to growth for subordinates

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  5.  

    Clinical staff have more opportunities for advancement. Administrative/research staff, not so much.

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

    Pros

    Sincere interest in quality patient care.

    Cons

    Very corporate environment, although it's a non-profit.
    Salary for research positions are lower than other places. Clinical staff (i.e., physicians, nurses, etc) are higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    an odd beast

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Houston, TX

    Pros

    MDACC has great benefits, many interesting things going on, good work-life programs, and lots of interesting people to work with.

    Cons

    the bureucracy can be overwhelming. Since it's an arm of UT, it's a state agency; since it's a state agency, it's a huge bureaucracy. There are some 18000 employees so it can be tough to get to know all the people you need to know to get the job done well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to recognize that middle management needs more opportunities to make real changes. This might allow lower-level (non-patient-facing) employees to feel as though they are making more of a difference.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellence in research and patient care stifled by paperwork

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

    Pros

    World leader in cancer research and patient care

    Cons

    too much middle management is choking the institution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too many paper pushers

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    You cannot get fired here

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

    Pros

    flexable hours and nice people

    Cons

    they will not fire anyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire people that don't do anything

  9.  

    Satisfying

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - M D  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - M D in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Competitive field,good working environment,satisfying medical team,good collaboration

    Cons

    Not well paid,too many hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better management of the working plan and the working schedule.Better organised,less working hours,more quality work without exhausting time schedules

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    It's decent and depends on the day.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Onsite fitness center where you can work out during the weekend and on Saturdays. Shuttle buses that run between building on campus.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not as it seems, would recommend a revision. Management needs to realize employees have lives outside of the institution. Parking fees are not good.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    MD Anderson has great facilities, but the way postdocs are treated is terrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

    Pros

    Name recognition for future employment opportunities; research facilities

    Cons

    Terrible pay, disrespectful attitude towards research staff, no oversight into how postdocs are treated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be respectful and understanding to the people that are responsible for doing your work

    Approves of CEO

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