MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
324 Reviews
3.7
324 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good place to work if supervisor is good (in 30 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 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Care for patients, but horrible treatment of employees

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    Former Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Love insurance. Excellent Patient Care, and lots of Diversity

    Cons

    Management and license practitioners stick together be it wrong or right. Not fair sometimes when it comes to employees who are the support staff, the ones actually doing the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to effectively manage. Just because you're fresh out of school and have your bachelors, Master, etc, etc..... Sometime a degree doesn't mean you can perform you job correctly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the place you stay for the long-haul

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Being able to work with such a diverse culture and help so many people

    Cons

    HR. Eventually you will have to go to them for some reason, and they are horrible, horrible people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and stop trying to pad your paycheck with budget cuts. We employees notice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    MicroManaged

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    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Retirement and PTO Benefits

    Cons

    MicroManaged, No Room for advancement, Benefical to those who have cush office jobs, not to the employee who works in clinic with patients, and most of all PDM!!! It's all about money and being in the black.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you would be more appreciative to the clinical employees who only get a 30 min lunch and really work hard to give our patients the best care... you would get more productive and happy employees. And tell Management to STOP with the MicroManaging! It hinders productivity and employee moral! Also, it would help if Faculty wouldn't always get the benefits of new Cafe's... 30 minute employees should have there own Cafe to cut down on traffic and allow us to enjoy our lunch and not rush.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    MD ANDERSON IT

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    Former Employee - MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    MD Anderson is the best institution in world and it is thriving because of dedicated doctors and nurses.MD Anderson success wholly depends on doctors and nurses.

    Cons

    IT & infrastructure sucks, everybody is safe guarding there position and waiting to get balloon retirement package at the cost of cancer patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An act of overhauling is required in EMR and Network Engineering starting from managerial level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Another disgruntle Postdoctoral fellow

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Better benefits than some other academic institutions, I.e. paid vacation.

    Cons

    Terrible training and lack of mentorship. Also department admins will disrespect you to the best of their abilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was absentee for the most part.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    leadership change has damaged culture and integrity of a once great institution

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    Current Employee - Senior Faculty in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Faculty in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The majority of faculty and staff are very committed to the mission and vision of this once great institution which is to provide the best treatment for cancer patients and to develop much better approaches to treat and hopefully cure cancer patients.

    Cons

    The new leadership is arrogant, nepotistic, ruthless and driven by their own personal agendas. Their behavior has embarrassed the faculty and staff in a very public way. They have set of a two tier system, where the new hires for the "Institute" developed by new leadership are paid 2-3 times what faculty and staff are while not being held to the same performance standards. Faculty morale is at an all time low, with >50% of faculty stating that they will leave within the next 3-5 years. The leadership style has been very destructive and has resulted in faculty fleeing from this once great institution on a weekly basis. There have been multiple demotions and firings of faculty and staff who do not do the bidding of the new leadership. The national press is now calling for a downgrading of the #1 rating of MD Anderson in Cancer Care by the US News and World Report. Although once this happens -and it will happen- the leadership will be called to account for this actions, it will be much too late to recover from the multiple programs that have been destroyed. We have become a laughingstock nationally, with a recognition that the grand "Moonshot Program" is nothing more than a fund raising ploy to provide money to supper the senior leadership research programs in this era of low grant funds and sequestrations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    apply somewhere else

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Texas (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Texas (Philippines)

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

    Pros

    you do nothing all day and do not learn new skills. you snooze but you don't loose.

    Cons

    higher level positions do not have a background in IT and care about finishing projects on time rather than emphasizing quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more qualified PMs and It professionals not hobos off of the street with questionable degrees and career goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Good place to retire, but not a place to advance your career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Retirement benefits (pension and healthcare), vacation accruals and ability to carry over.

    Cons

    No career advancement, no bonuses, low compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    md anderson

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    the benefits are pretty decent

    Cons

    the salary is ok depending on the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Don't spend your loyalty here

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    Former Employee - Accountant III in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant III in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Good benefits and retirement plan. Clean and new work environments. Well known brand name for your resume. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    No promotion growth and really hard to transfer to another department. Management is full of nepotism and lacking respect towards CPAs. Their mission emphasizes "Caring" values but they don't practice this towards their employees. Here, it doesn't matter how intelligent and hard you work, if management doesn't like you, then you are out of luck. People with the wrong attitude and poor management style get promoted over you. Human Resources is full of red-tape bureaucrats and make impossible demands that you be the same people person as everyone else. Once you become a senior accountant, then it's time to leave. Staying here too long can hurt your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management's attitude hurts moral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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