MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
361 Reviews
3.6
361 Reviews
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MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
Ronald A. DePinho
123 Ratings

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.  

    Gaining good experience in Accounting while building good working relationships. Achieving good rapport.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Perks are vacation, holidays, chance for opportunity and advacement. Leadership is very important. Salary is consumerate with experience. Lots of different cultures.

    Cons

    Attendance policy needs to be restructured. Point systems need to be done with. Training needs more attention in all positions especially leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fellowship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Fellow
    Former Employee - Clinical Fellow

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Excellent education and chance to build a solid foundation/knowledge.
    Excellent mentorship that prepares for a future career.
    Great guidance and options for academic growth

    Cons

    Financial support for conference travel for fellows is limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    MDA Work Rates

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Time off, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    This company is not a good place to work for. There is no room for growth, limited access to excel and inconsistent work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Best Employer Ever

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Best clinical learning environment. Highly patient focused.

    Cons

    i cannot think of anything in this category.

  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Like a friend,you can learn some interesting pros.

    Cons

    Houston cost increases, parking is cost a lot.

  7.  

    Rudderless, politically charged executive leadeship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Management in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Management in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    If you make it to the executive leadership level, there are very few checks and balances. Many opportunities to benefit personally from the institution given siz and lack of transparency.

    Cons

    Highly political. Loyalty rewarded rather than ability. Ethics are a punchline rather than a quality for executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let anyone from UT System or the Board of Regents investigate. What appears in the Cancer Letter or the Houston Chronicle is only the tip of the iceberg at MD Anderson.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to start!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to start your career (and continue!). great wellness center..its free. everyone seems to be nice so far and there is a lot of work to jump in on. you will not be bored if you work here.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive like all TMC organizations. Compensation could be updated to reflect cost of living increase in Houston.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider readjusting compensation to reflect the rising cost of living in Houston. Employees (non-physician) will have to move south or west to afford housing. this will cause long commutes and dissatisfied employees. The only other option would be to implement a shuttle service like Mayo clinic (Minneapolis to Rochester). It has wifi and is extremely discounted for employees. This would solve parking issues and decrease the demand for higher compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pros include the ability for growth within the company and the benefits were great! Plus there is a gym that employees can use that is free of charge!

    Cons

    I hated paying for parking, that was my biggest issue. Also certain supervisors/managers do not want to see you grow so don't expect a hand out!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    MD

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no cons. This place is heaven on earth. You will never find a place like this anywhere else in the world.

    Cons

    There are no cons. Again like I said earlier, this is one of the best places anybody in the world can work for.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Love MD Anderson and Houston

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Company values, work-life balance, great core facilities, access to leaders in the field, access to numerous research institutes, access to patient samples, constant opportunities for seminars and training events, free gym, people in Houston are friendly.

    Cons

    Compensation, but I was a lowly GRA then postdoc so I can't really judge this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay postdocs more! But that goes out to NIH more than MD Anderson.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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