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Current Employee - Research Analyst  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Research Analyst in Houston, TX

I have been working at MD Anderson full-time

Pros

The work environment is rather relaxed

Cons

The work is routine. No need to learn new things constantly

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    leadership change has damaged culture and integrity of a once great institution

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    Current Employee - Senior Faculty  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Faculty in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The majority of faculty and staff are very committed to the mission and vision of this once great institution which is to provide the best treatment for cancer patients and to develop much better approaches to treat and hopefully cure cancer patients.

    Cons

    The new leadership is arrogant, nepotistic, ruthless and driven by their own personal agendas. Their behavior has embarrassed the faculty and staff in a very public way. They have set of a two tier system, where the new hires for the "Institute" developed by new leadership are paid 2-3 times what faculty and staff are while not being held to the same performance standards. Faculty morale is at an all time low, with >50% of faculty stating that they will leave within the next 3-5 years. The leadership style has been very destructive and has resulted in faculty fleeing from this once great institution on a weekly basis. There have been multiple demotions and firings of faculty and staff who do not do the bidding of the new leadership. The national press is now calling for a downgrading of the #1 rating of MD Anderson in Cancer Care by the US News and World Report. Although once this happens -and it will happen- the leadership will be called to account for this actions, it will be much too late to recover from the multiple programs that have been destroyed. We have become a laughingstock nationally, with a recognition that the grand "Moonshot Program" is nothing more than a fund raising ploy to provide money to supper the senior leadership research programs in this era of low grant funds and sequestrations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Future Uncertain - change in leadership

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

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

    Pros

    Working with the best of the best in oncology research; approachable faculty; co-workers from every area of the world; competitive salaries, beautiful surroundings (buildings/furniture), top-notch equipment.

    Cons

    Recent change in leadership (president) who is reworking how things have been done. Wants to commercialize. Lots of changes from the top-down. Not everyone is happy with the changes. Also brought some bad press which dedicated employees are having a hard time getting over. Also since a state agency it is difficult to fire low-achievers and high achievers are overburdened.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the efforts of the dedicated, long-term employees; look at experience more than letters after someone's name. Rate work ethic higher than the degree that someone has.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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