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  • If you want to feel like you're making a difference in the world, this place is for you.

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    Former Employee - Research Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 3 years)


    great colleagues, excellent benefits, active effort to make employees happy by upper management


    middle management likes the status quo, garage parking is costly, work can be emotionally draining if you deal with patients

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    pay more attention to the emotional toll the work can take on employees from seeing so many sick patients, develop a program to deal with this besides employee assistance, which is worthless.

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Interviews

Updated Mar 20, 2015
Updated Mar 20, 2015

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Senior Research Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at MD Anderson Cancer Center in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    There were 2 interviews over the course of about 3 weeks. First I met with my (now) boss, and the team/people I would be supervising. I came in later to meet with 2 clinicians I would be working closely with. Everyone was very casual and nice. They were more concerned with my ability to maintain the cohesion/closeness of the group, which I think is a good thing. It's a very supportive environment. People work hard, but they also act like regular people and weren't stuck up. I was SO nervous and very stressed due to a cross-country move and a dying pet, so these were NOT my best interviews. I was hired for a lower position than I originally applied for, but was told that if it goes well, there may be potential for promotion.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle a situation in which you did not agree with your supervisor?
      Why aren't you getting a PhD?
      Do you have plans to move/leave the area in the next 1-2 years?
      What is your approach to supervising others?
      What makes you qualified for this position?
      Do you feel like you're a team player?
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MD Anderson Cancer Center Awards & Accolades

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Best Companies to Work for in Texas (Large), Best Companies Group, 2009
Employees' Choice -50 Best Places to work (#5), Glassdoor, 2013

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Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1941
Type Hospital
Industry Health Care
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Texans may be proud of their state, but they're grateful to have The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center close to home. The center has been leading the fight against cancer for more than 65 years. Located on the Texas Medical Center campus, it is devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education, and prevention. Part of the University of Texas... More

Mission: The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate... More

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