MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
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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. Awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Strong incentive to research.

    Cons

    Department service varied, HR at times was not very helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more intern programs.

  2. A great place to work, but of course, not perfect.

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    Former Employee - Behavioral Science RA
    Former Employee - Behavioral Science RA

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

    Pros

    As a research assistant, MD Anderson had good working hours and a great environment among coworkers. Most of the employees are more than competent and function as a single unit despite its enormous size, which makes doing your job easier and more enjoyable.

    Cons

    While most of the doctors and scientists were perfectly friendly, some had either too big of egos or no management skills which made it difficult dealing with them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 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

    Pros

    Great employee health and wellness programs

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote based on quality of work not favortism

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. yearly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Up to the minute in cancer research and patient treatment.

    Cons

    Very large. Sometimes you feel like you get lost there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is too busy to contact their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay what NIH recommends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. It is an okay environment to be in. Seeing that it is safe and a very loyal job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Two weekends off, vacation, pto,retirement, health benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay(9.03), bad management at times, low on workers so we do much more then we're getting paid

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 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)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Pay is better comparing to other research hospitals.

    Cons

    Cannot use gym if you are only a trainee here.

  11. Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    The Work-Life Balance was pretty optimal. My boss was personally fantastic, and I was allowed to choose my own research in a way.

    Cons

    The compensation could have been better. Some people in the program were simply used as free labor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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