MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
342 Reviews
3.6
342 Reviews
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MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    apply somewhere else

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    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Completely Disillusioned

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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

    This is a prestigious facility with a lot of financial resources.

    Cons

    No recognition for a job well done, underpaid, overworked, not respected by management, top heavy with managers without enough people to do the real work, no management support from upper management, territorial 'pissing' matches, academic snobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    realize new graduates can't run your facility. patient care is suffering. you're expanding too fast. take time and support your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work - But only for internal referrals - Outsiders don't even bother to apply for a job

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Good reputation as being ranked number one in USA
    Lots of specialties
    Good hospital for cancer treatment
    New technologies
    Sponsor H1B visas

    Cons

    Very poor management. Predominantly hispanic community. They spend a lot of money on buildings and useless meetings and conferences but don't even pay a little for coffee. Clinical side gets all the attention, research people are being exploited. Very low payscale for PhD candidates and post doctoral fellows. On-campus housing is shared with UT-Houston and there is a very long waiting list. Employees need to pay for parking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Match the payscale for research jobs to national standards and compensate for annual inflation rates and rising market prices. Affordable on-campus housing is needed. Free parking for employees and trainees. Open all jobs to outside competition and be fair with the selection criteria. How will you achieve diversity if you do not recruit outside talents.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst Place for a Business Professional

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

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Good hospital and ammenities - the institution's mission is to make cancer history. Progress is made every day, be it slow.

    Cons

    No respect for business professionals, you will be treated nothing. Micro management empire - esteem killing jobs. I have never been happier since I left that dead end job. And the executive management is the worst - all very educated MDs with zero business sense and gigantic egos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With non-business people running business - you can't be helped.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience low pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The experienced and knowledge that you acquire are top notch. Insurance is very good.

    Cons

    Very low pay. Management makes you jump through hoops to give you pennies. They feel that you being employed by MD is good enough. In order to make more money you would have to leave then come back, which is ridiculous. The only reason most people stay is because they are up in age and are in their comfort zone and have been there over 15 yrs. Diagnostic Imaging has a huge turnover. The technologist are getting tired of all the BS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The prestige of working at MD is not the only thing people need in life, they need good salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Bad management

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    Former Employee - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I worked with some great colleagues

    Cons

    Management was not cognoscente of the needs of the employees.

  11.  

    Nepotism, Bullying, Sexual Harassment, Religious/Racial Prejudice, Retaliation for Reporting Compliance Violations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits. Many excellent treatment opportunities for patients.

    Cons

    In the 18 years I worked at MDA before successfully retiring with excellent retirement benefits, I witnessed massive financial waste, nepotism, bullying, sexual harassment, religious and racial prejudice, and retaliation for reporting compliance violations. Additionally, the administration has been historically very poor with HR ignoring many complaints. Nepotism is rampant and there are the many inappropriate public displays of affection between employees including attending physicians who openly solicit personal relationships with other physicians as well as employees working under them including vulnerable new fellows who rely on these attending physicians for good reviews and future employment. I witnessed many examples of inappropriate public displays of affection as well as bullying and sexual harassment. I also witnessed compliance violations that, when they were reported, resulted in retaliation against the employee reporting the violation. I watched management in quite a few departments frequently abuse, bully, and harass excellent employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The administration needs to implement and not just give lip service to MD Anderson policies of zero tolerance for bullying, sexual harassment, religious/racial prejudice, and retaliation for reporting compliance violations The financial waste needs to be corrected before the institution has to close its doors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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