MD Anderson Cancer Center

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    Good Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Workers are nice and kind. Have extra perks and even has food available for nightshift workers!!

    Cons

    Management plays favorites, parking is expensive and are far away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    RN

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    The pay and benefit are top notch.

    Cons

    The management tends to be top-heavy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Resume builder, but offers very low salary.

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    Former Employee - Research Data Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Data Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Great work community, nice amenities, okay benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, parking is far from buildings and very costly, some departments are strict on clocking-in/out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid micromanaging!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great non-profit organization to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; Management values employees; Management open to suggestions by employees for improvements in relations and working environment; Advancement opportunities for hard workers

    Cons

    Salaries a bit lower than in industry; Obviously no "profit-sharing"; "bonuses" are minuscule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    I enjoy working at MDA. Great benefits. Great people. I like the food and the feel of the hospital.

    Cons

    Management isn't the best. Some of my coworkers complain and are miserable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best 8 years.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Location is bad when it comes to traffic.

  8.  

    clinical bioinformatics and translation genomics

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    has a good reputation of clinical research

    Cons

    the working environment is less competitive

  9.  

    Dedicated to producing the next generation of scientists

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

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

    Pros

    MD Anderson provides a wealth of opportunities for undergraduate students to obtain professional research experience, especially during the summer when students are searching for something to do.

    Cons

    This is a very fast-paced, professional research environment. You must make sure you are on top of your game everyday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's all smoke and mirrors.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Best benefits in all of the medical center.

    Cons

    The emphasis on prestige through research has tripled the patient load which in turn has overworked and exhausted staff...almost to the point of costly mistakes. There's a reason MD Anderson is no longer #1. The turnover rate in most departments is ridiculous. Newly hired employees are left to fend for themselves without proper training. The 2-3% raise rates are laughable (maybe $20 extra a pay period), especially since most parking has increased by almost $50. The performance based bonus is a set-up for failure since more and more patients are unhappy with the care they're receiving. Morale is low and the pressure to perform on little support from management is high. Growth within the company is non-existent unless you're "in" with management. In the past 2 years alone, a number of prestigious executives and physicians have left the institution, some with little warning. Cutting costs comes in the form of not hiring qualified management down to supplies. Don't count on HR for help as the buddy system rules and cries for help have already been ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul HR and fix the obvious signs of failure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    research nurse

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    Current Employee - Research Nurse
    Current Employee - Research Nurse

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    great benefits and that's about it.

    Cons

    I have to walk outside from the garage to my building and we are not allowed to use their shuttle unless we are using it to attend a work meeting from one place to another. It's hard to walk a long distance outside when it's pouring rain and when it is freezing temperatures outside.
    my job is boring. no one else in the department wants to do it even though they all can. Lot of lazy people here in this department. certain people can leave early everyday but i stay late on most occasions which is causing me to look for other jobs currently.
    i don't feel like this is true research. we sway patients into signing a certain way…the way the doctor wants us. i will be writing the IRB soon.
    bad cafeteria food.
    walking from one building to another is a very long distance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure all employees are treated fairly. have shuttle accommodations for everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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