MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated August 29, 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. Staff nurse

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gives a lot of money for education benefits , very flexible with my hours.

    Cons

    Whenever something happens but institution will educate everyone even if only one person was the problem

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Best place I've worked in many years

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Nurse in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Research Nurse in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Take good care of their employees Good benefits Rewarding work

    Cons

    Parking is expensive. Not good if you have to commute more than 10 miles. Traffic is heavy and congested.


  3. Best Place I have ever worked!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding Benefits. Competitive salaries. Good coworkers and supervisors, It is good to work for a company with such an admirable mission.

    Cons

    So large and so many layers that it can be bureaucracy


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  5. Huge career opportunity but you are a very small fish in very big ocean!

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    Amazing career opportunities Good for learning new skills and keep on improving overall profile Access to very extensive resources Feels like you are making contribution to the noble cause

    Cons

    You are not given due credit for your work For postdoctoral fellow, their development depends on their mentors but most of them are too busy to take time for you, but exceptions are everywhere

    Advice to Management

    Continue the amazing work, just take better care of research fellows, as their contribution is valuable to the innovations required in the field


  6. Full time employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits , Good learning environment

    Cons

    Lower salaries ; Increased time duration to process applications.


  7. Great Employer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and generally a great place to work.

    Cons

    It is considered a state institution so some aspects of business are governed by the State of Texas rather than company policy.


  8. Graduate Researcher

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful building with great employee benefits. Everyone was intelligent and driven with advancement opportunities, especially if you're interested in supplemental courses and certifications.

    Cons

    I personally did have a window in my office and it was easy to get lost and feel like a number.


  9. Doctor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    Best care a patient can ask for.

    Cons

    Nothin at this time worth mentioning.


  10. Great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are awesome! Paid health insurance, TRS retirement!

    Cons

    Poor communication from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Thank your employees daily


  11. A great place to work in Houston

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Consistently ranked the 1st or 2nd cancer treatment center in the country, respected world wide, positive workplace culture, cafeterias with healthy options, a workout center on site, several coffee shops on site, lots of free educational opportunities, promote growth for their employees careers. Magnet facility for nursing. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Employees have to pay for parking which is very expensive (About $80 a month for a garage that is not attached to the building, over $150 a month for one that is). Long wait times for patients. Not very streamlined computer systems however they are transitioning to a better EHR so should improve.



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