MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, including tuition reimbursement and a nice gym on campus to work out in. MD Anderson also has a great mentoring program for developing your professional goals and making connections with employees in other departments.

    Cons

    The starting salary is relatively low for some positions. Also, MD Anderson is highly bureaucratic so it takes a long for something to be approved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great institution to be part of it; I worked here as Senior Statistical Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Statistical Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Statistical Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    It offers an academic environment with huge community of researchers and investigators. Got opportunity to mange and analyze data with millions of records of cancer patients which would not be available elsewhere. Inferential statistics which yield new methodologies and new solutions. I developed a new method for early detection of acute kidney injury among cancer patient with creatinine as bio-marker.

    Cons

    Based on the huge size and diverse nature of various departments, HR department works like postoffice and local managers tend to hire like minded people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New hires must be cross verified by 2 referees at random by the institution anonymously to avoid conglomeration of same ethnic, gender of religious subgroups. Some labs you will see only Chinese or Indians and other people become hesitant to apply there due to possibility of adverse work condition and this can be avoided.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    World class research institute

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent reputation in cancer research, very good environment and resources and facilities. Clinical cancer research is very strong.

    Cons

    While the external funding is hard to get, there are not a lot of grant supports to promote junior faculties.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company to intern for if you are pre-med!

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    It's flexible and social; the bosses are really nice.

    Cons

    It's really stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to do cancer research

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work in research. Opportunity to collaborate with many experts in different areas. Excellent facilities. actually too many buildings!

    Cons

    No interaction with other staff out of your field. Limited opportunity for growing outside of your field. Staff working with grants management make your work more difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I enjoy working for the company

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    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    There are great opportunities and support for career advancement depending on the area that you are in. The quest for knowledge is appreciated here and majority of the people who work here really love what they do.

    Cons

    This hospital houses a lot of highly skilled and highly educated professionals, so it can be difficult to obtain optimal job. So many apply and so many are qualified. Since this is a larger hospital, the work load is a lot more than some other institutions who may pay virtually the same salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support employee development and work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A totally different experience - hectic but educative

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    Though you might be paid less, the benefits are great

    Cons

    As a non-profit organization it offers comparatively less salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience at M.D. Anderson has been a wonderful one. Provided me a healthy work environment.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and engaging culture.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape exists at M.D. Anderson.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid micromanaging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    satisfying with a very work friendly environment which is very conducive to learning new techniques

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    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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1) good work environment
    2) good mentoring and very accomplished faculty
    3) good growth in terms of learning curve

    Cons

    Internship opportunities are not encouraged for PhD students who are not interested in academia. Also, overall the training provided is solely to train students to become postdocs or enter academia and not really for other career options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow internship opprtunities for students wanting to enter the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I enjoyed working at MDACC

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    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to be as a post baccalaureate

    Cons

    It is hard to get promoted in research.

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