MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Great Job, but still an enormous facility

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love the people I work with directly on a day-to-day basis and even those on a less frequent basis.

    Cons

    Due to the sheer size of the place--will sometimes have to encounter and work with someone outside or above your department. You have little recourse or say if they want to make certain changes, very hierarchical. Some serious political issues between high-end staff that really only effects others indirectly. Every hospital is going to have highly trained, highly paid individuals who act like children when they dont get their way, but overall I do respect most people at this facility.


  2. Administrative Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer a variety of great benefits

    Cons

    Parking is extremely difficult and/or costly. Management in some departments are poor.


  3. Wonderful people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CPRIT Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - CPRIT Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very passionate researchers, great opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours as an intern, stressful


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  5. clinical manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    salary,benefits, work environment, job placement,

    Cons

    work schedule, flexibility, advancement,


  6. registered nurse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    patient care is good all around

    Cons

    no nurse autonomy for staff

    Advice to Management

    more nurse respect regarding staffing


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    Patient Services Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Benefits Coworkers are wonderful It's hard to leave such wonderful people

    Cons

    Extremely Hard to Advance Low Work/Life Balance Have to Pay for Parkjng


  8. clincal Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    Great culture! Great Benefits! A lot of opportunity to grow!

    Cons

    Big company, you will be another number


  9. MD Anderson offers employees a place to work where it is easy to become passionate about what you d.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Internationally recognized as a premier cancer center of excellence Relatively stable work environment Friendly co-workers Emphasize training and development Generous work life balance Growing organization Challenging project work Lots of important projects going on in a number of areas Minimal to no travel - with a few exceptions for some groups Fair base salary structure Average opportunities for advancement - certainly not up or out Manage a wide range of people with varying work experiences and motivations Individuals interested in working hard and making an impact have a good shot at doing so Never lets organizational challenges get in the way of providing top notch patient care and cutting edge research

    Cons

    Above all one must learn to navigate the politics which are far more difficult than in more progressive organizations that have flattened out over time Large executive and senior management staff for the size of the organization make it tricky to get things done at times Bonus structure promotes mediocrity and stability over meritocracy Over reliance on an army of consultants Redundancy on similar efforts due to politics and poor coordination Small amount of self promotion and vulchering of work Things move much slower than in other organizations that place a premium on speed Struggling to become a more data driven organization - working hard at it though

    Advice to Management

    Flatten out and push more authority and decision making to the front lines, while standing behind the decisions being made.


  10. Nice place for graduate reseach assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people. Many different kinds of new data to research.

    Cons

    It depends on your adviser. Sometimes you will be very busy.


  11. graduate research assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    supportive faculty members, nice research environment

    Cons

    lack of communications between GRAs from different departments

    Advice to Management

    more activities for GRAs from different departments



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