MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Program Coordinator

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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 Cancer Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Superior benefits and excellent vacation

    Cons

    Some aspects are slow and arduous due to the nature of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a better career succession plan for non-patient related positions.

  2. Clinical Research Program Coordinator

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

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Faculty and Staff in the department I worked in (Neurosurgery) were wonderful.
    Clinical people were extremely devoted to patient care.

    Cons

    Some departments will not consider allowing staff to work remotely when it actually is feasible based on job tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Work with the departments to create career growth plans for all staff members to keep everyone .

  3. the working experience in MDACC is wonderful

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    have the best opportunity to work with the expert scientists.

    Cons

    I can't find any bad comments for MDACC.

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  5. Biostatiscian

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    Former Contractor - Bio Statistician in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Bio Statistician in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There are a lot of project to work with and get experience quickly. very professional colleagues. diversity of cultures. Pension and other benefits are attractive

    Cons

    low paid for some entry level positions comparing to pharm industry and other medical research institute. Some time there are multiple projects going at the same time and you need to work during off time.

    Advice to Management

    no comments on the manager since I only worked there for one year.

  6. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    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.

  7. Regulatory

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    Current Employee - Regulatory in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Regulatory in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employee health and wellness programs

    Cons

    limited opportunity for advancement unless you are know someone in upper management.

    Advice to Management

    promote based on quality of work not favortism

  8. Postdoctoral Fellow

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    there are good benefits- healthy insurance and paid 3 week vacation and 2 week sick leave

    Cons

    salary after first year determined by PI- not what NIH recommends

    Advice to Management

    Pay what NIH recommends

  9. Great experience as an employee!!

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    Former Intern - Student Extern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Student Extern in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great community
    HR is awesome!
    Amazing coworkers!

    Cons

    Parking is awful. The commute to the Texas Medical Center in itself its crazy though, so it really is not a huge concern.

    Advice to Management

    While working as an intern, I would have loved to have the opportunity to meet more people other than the office staff. I think providing these networking opportunities to students will bring them back when they graduate!

  10. PA at MD Anderson

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    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits, good working hours, world class facilities, research opprotunities

    Cons

    Large hospital system makes changing status quo difficult, terrible computer systems for patients records, billing, ect can cause headaches communicating between departments

  11. Awesome place to gain a lot of experience in your field.

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    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very diverse, benefits are wonderful and they work with your school schedule.

    Cons

    Too much micro-managing going on!

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