MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
263 Reviews
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263 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good place to work if supervisor is good (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • PAID PARKING IS THE WORST, OTHER FACILITIES PAY FOR PARKING FOR EMPLOYESS (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance was not a priority of my direct supervisor (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place for a postdoctoral fellowship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Pros

    MD Anderson Cancer Center offers you the possibility of growing and interacting with leading edege technologies and new discoveries. Good work-life balance and benefits.
    International and multidisciplinar atmosphere.

    Cons

    Compensation is not too high , NIH standard , but enough to live in Houston
    Needed a good mentorship, otherwise there is the risk of getting lost since the institution is so big

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This was a great company to work at. They offered me a lot of great value and taught me a lot to work on the bench.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great leadership depending on who you work for.
    time off is lenient

    Cons

    hard work hours if in experiments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more about employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stable with great benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Patient Service Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Patient Service Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are worthwhile, time off is reasonable, and opportunities are endless if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Management isn't supportive, their expectations far outweigh what they are willing to pay and the office politics is far beyond what is necessary in a hospital for cancer patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more supportive. The people who do most of the work do know what is necessary to increase efficiency and if you want to succeed, I suggest you at least listen to feedback and give it some thought.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good summer experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Research Scholar in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Summer Research Scholar in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Such amazing research is done at this hospital. Great doctors and researchers

    Cons

    I found research to be a bit boring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Research Intern: Great company, dedicated to their mission, but not always collaborative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone works extremely hard; people will stay after hours to get their work done. Management is great and helpful (if not entirely present). There is ample growth opportunity so long as you work hard and get published

    Cons

    Group collaboration in the office is in short supply. Machinery is often broken, which makes it difficult when an experiment needs to get done right away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Graduate Research Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Exposed to wide range of medical imaging

    Cons

    Compared to campus, it's more like a hospital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less regulation on research

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I enjoy the 1.5 years I have worked at MD Anderson.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Counseling Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Counseling Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and the hours are regular. My supervisor and co-workers are competent. The culture is to put patients first.

    Cons

    Parking; high cost of parking in the medical center; lack of flexibility in hours worked; rigid work schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more flexibility in schedule where appropriate and practical.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Workers are nice and kind. Have extra perks and even has food available for nightshift workers!!

    Cons

    Management plays favorites, parking is expensive and are far away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    MD Anderson High School Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - MD Anderson High School in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - MD Anderson High School in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern

    Pros

    Very nice housing at Rice University and keeps the students well knitted and interactive

    Cons

    Had very little leeway as to what project you want to carry out during the summer, most students winded up doing wet lab work and not necessarily clinic stuff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Dedicated to producing the next generation of scientists

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    MD Anderson provides a wealth of opportunities for undergraduate students to obtain professional research experience, especially during the summer when students are searching for something to do.

    Cons

    This is a very fast-paced, professional research environment. You must make sure you are on top of your game everyday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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