MD Anderson
3.6 of 5 277 reviews
www.mdanderson.org Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

MD Anderson Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.6 277 reviews

                             

54% Approve of the CEO

MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(87 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
277 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Work-life balance, great benefits, opportunity to work with people who come different backgrounds"
    in 22 reviews
Cons:
  • "We had to pay for parking and in my opinion it was too much"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Work-life balance was not a priority of my direct supervisor"
    in 5 reviews
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    M.D. Anderson is a great place to work and do research

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsAccess to several different cafeterias, In place gym membership for all employees competitive salaries, with dedicated and hard workers.

    ConsSome times political issues cloud the overall temperament of the institution. It is some times too competitive for newly established faculty

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall a great experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI've gained a tremendous amount of experience and met some great people. The core values and the attitude of most of the employees is a huge plus. The flex schedules are also helpful. Great benefits.

    ConsThe politics and resistance to change are ridiculous. The HR department is also not very effective. A lot of ineffective people have been brought in for jobs while qualified people have been turned down on minor technicalities. Also, they do not deal with "problem children" very well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop rewarding bad behavior and poor performance. Give management more control over who they hire rather than relying on ineffective computer-based "assessments".

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Prosopportunities to gain experience and to have a job with a higher purpose

    Conssalary lower than same position at other organizations.

    Advice to Senior Managementcommunication with employees and advancement is very important

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    So far... so good...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsContracting pays well and the stress compared to other places is little to none.

    ConsFor contractors, you have to hope funding comes in for your project to stay on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHigher contractors as full-time employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Implosion

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent benefits, however they are easily replicated elsewhere.
    Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance

    ConsPolitics and image trumps skill and work ethic.
    IT leadership lacks necessary IT skills.
    Vendors do most of the work and mostly they lack the necessary IT skills.
    Raises are below current national levels.
    Significant brain drain.
    Oppressive, indifferent, erratic management style.
    No vision.
    Poor communication.
    The employee is always to blame.
    No technical career path.
    Embarrassingly low morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on providing what is necessary now, not what might be the next big thing in 10 years. Treat people with respect. Provide incentive for people to perform. Provide challenging goals and corresponding work efforts. Stop micromanaging. Stop gathering metrics you cannot objectively interpret.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice place to work

    Clinical Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGood pay, Great benefits, Great retirement!

    ConsCompany has a lot of organization politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe upper management should care more about the everyday workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Medical Imaging Tech (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Prosinnovative environment, very good compensation, benefits, and work-life balance.

    ConsToo much politics and bureaucracy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the bureaucracy, too much red tape. Moral has declined significantly since change in leadership.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Instructor (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsNo.1 Cancer Center in the US

    ConsThe whole institution is like in a communist country. Big, slow, low efficiency. And the HR workers always treat ordinary employees in a bad way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You get stuck

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat experience and great learning opportunities.

    ConsPay and lack of promotions

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay accordingly

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    treated like a child

    Senior Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Prosbenefits are very generous and top notch

    Constreated like children that must be watched and guided constantly - too much government red tape

    Advice to Senior Managementlet people do their jobs and not hover over them

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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