MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
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Pros
  • I had virtually no work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • This company provides great benefits (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • We had to pay for parking and in my opinion it was too much (in 7 reviews)

  • Depending on your own work-ethic, work-life balance can be challenging due to the number of initiatives the institution embarks simultaneously (in 7 reviews)

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  1. RN

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Nurse in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Nurse in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, collaborative environment, practices medicine at a higher level than most institutions, interested in employee and customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    It's a large place and until you have been there a while can be difficult to learn where to go to access resources. They are available, you just have to take the time to learn how to navigate the large system.


  2. Mammography Technologyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mammography Technologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mammography Technologist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I like jobs of breast cancer for 10 years in Spain.

    Cons

    I from Spain and I learning speak English, this is my problem for made an exam by certification ARRT-M.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoy jobbing Mammography Technologyst of breast cancer.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Challenging work environment with limited growth

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Challenging Multi cultural Good teamwork Great employee resources/training Excellent benefits (medical is free - dental/vision $40 roughly per month) Employee perks

    Cons

    Limited growth: many assistants train or perform senior or exclusive assistant roles with no salary/title change. Most coworkers haven't been promoted in over five years. High turn over. Hard to switch into a different field. Coworkers lack education (only one of two with college education) Coworkers tend to be a little more rough around the edges


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work but....

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    Current Employee - Patient Service Coordinator in Channelview, TX
    Current Employee - Patient Service Coordinator in Channelview, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Medical insurance is paid for; PTO is given at the end of every month; Department is really good about work/life balance

    Cons

    You have to pay for parking; It is mandatory for you to contribute to TRS; Unable to use PTO within the first six months; Unable to change department for a year; Pay is not competitive

    Advice to Management

    Try offering something to the people that choose to pay for parking. It is not cheap! Also, when you put people in management positions, please make sure that they don't run your entire staff away.


  6. MD Anderson

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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

    Pros

    The people are great, the pay and benefits are great, and lots of opportunity for career growth.

    Cons

    The institution is trying to do more with less, people are overworked. There is no work life balance.


  7. Bureaucracy all the way.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -The company culture. -The beautiful buildings and amenities. -Some of the upper management staff. -Conveniency of having cafeterias and gyms in their buildings.

    Cons

    -Very low salary for those in research who are not MDs. -Parking --> expect to pay about $80 a month to park far, and have to take the shuttle to your work building. -In some departments the section leaders are BIG on micromanaging. -Low promotion/growth prospect; static routine.


  8. Professional Student Nurse Extern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - PSNE in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - PSNE in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    MDACC is one of the best places to work, making Cancer History!

    Cons

    Awesome benefits, great people and patients, you make a difference every day!

    Advice to Management

    Unknown


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great work environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Excellent health benefits Competitive Pay Great people

    Cons

    In my department there was little opportunity to advance but this is changing and looks positive for the future,


  10. Program Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    World class institution with lots of opportunities for professional growth.

    Cons

    Very political amidst sweeping organizational change. It's a very large organization, so you could find yourself lost.

    Advice to Management

    From what I hear, it's more beareucratic than corporate America. Change takes a long time and the people are not willing to change.


  11. Worthwhile mission

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Mission of "Making Cancer History" and the "Moon Shot" research projects are easy to get behind, but its the patients who are truly inspiring and who make it worth getting up and going to work every day.

    Cons

    Ivory tower leadership can be elitist and there are a lot of political wars that do nothing but slow the already-slow process of getting things done through the UT System. Also, negotiate the salary you want going in, because raises are miniscule along the way, also thanks to UT.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach and focus on the mission, not politics.



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