MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Amazing from the outside, insane from the inside.

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Former Employee - Research Assistant I in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Research Assistant I in Houston, TX

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

Pros

Doctors are all top notch, top of their field professionals.
Benefits are great.
Interaction with cancer patients (if in job description) can be a life changer.

Cons

With such top notch doctors, comes almost impossible demands.
Excellent leadership in clinics and as managers is absolutely critical. In areas where there is subpar management, everyone really suffers.
Not as quick promotion potential - everything takes a serious amount of time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't just look at paper qualifications for managing positions. There is lots of talent at this place, though due to its massive size, it's hard to keep track of everyone's performance. A better system needs to be made for employee growth when constantly meeting or exceeding expectations. And harsher punishments need to be made for those that do not perform.

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    Research Data Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Research Data Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Data Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job security, great benefits, room for gradual growth

    Cons

    low salary, horrible co-workers, bad food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    higher better people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Core Values taking a back seat to money and egos?

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    • Culture & Values
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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 Cancer Center full-time (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.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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