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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    Do not let the reputation FOOL you!

    Senior Secretary (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsBenefits are excellent.
    iDeal discounts. We get discounts on a lot of services from Cell Phones Providers to Houston Zoo Admission price
    Patients are usually treated with the best level of care.

    ConsPolitics! Politics! Politics!
    Management very cold hearted and have no compassion for employees.
    Parking is way too expensive.
    Low morale
    Brown nosers' haven - your skills and work ethic doesn't matter here.
    Some managers are OVER PAID and are completely clueless about the roles of the employees they "micro-manage"
    High turn over rate in some departments due to poor management and operational flaws.
    HR does very little to help employees against abuse, harrassment and bulllyinf from bosses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease have compassion for your employees. I have never ever worked in an environment so hateful and cruel. Please pay more attention to the turnover rate in certain departments. That could be a red flag on how the department is being managed. Appreciate your good, hard working employees instead of giving top of the line priviledges to those who cater to your ego and bring you breakfast and lunch to get ahead instead of working for it. Learn the the jobs functions of your employees, managers should be able to cover anyone they manage in the event of an emergency or staffing crisis.

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

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    Good work-life balance, good culture

    Applications Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGood work-life balance, good culture

    ConsVery political environment in many departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo room to grow if the employee is not in the right group.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work with

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsFacility, fame and good opportunity

    ConsSometimes Bureaucratic. Not like an university.

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

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    Nice place to work

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsNice place to work, Ranked #1 in Cancer Care

    Consnot dedicated enough to education

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cutting Edge Cancer Treatment and Research

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsTerrific benefits, excellent salary, State employer so one us building a pension

    ConsVery large--20,000 employees--70% female so unbalanced and not personal; large turnover since new president started working there about two years earlier;

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    bureaucratic at times. Too much paperwork.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat benefits such as: Teachers Retirement, free health insurance.

    ConsIt is very sad when patients die

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful research, but horrible management and administration

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsVery good salary,benefits,good retirement plan

    ConsAdministration and upper management have no level of accountability
    Staff is professionally coerced into meeting deadlines , management will retaliate if you try to defend yourself
    Half the people are unprofessional

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not give so much power to so few people -many of these administrators do not have a clue
    Hire people who have knowledge, experience, and willingness to work

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

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    Horrible Morale

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsBenefits are wonderful to have

    Consmanagement sucks especially on the nursing units

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to be professional and talk with staff not talk down or at them like they are you children.

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

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is successful and you can find many ways to elevate your skills at this place. They provide support for learning and education.

    ConsAs an engineer, I don't feel there are enough opportunities to grow in my career path.
    Engineers are considered as a support, not essential in their business!

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

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    Great Care for patients, but horrible treatment of employees

    Patient Services Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat benefits. Love insurance. Excellent Patient Care, and lots of Diversity

    ConsManagement and license practitioners stick together be it wrong or right. Not fair sometimes when it comes to employees who are the support staff, the ones actually doing the work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to effectively manage. Just because you're fresh out of school and have your bachelors, Master, etc, etc..... Sometime a degree doesn't mean you can perform you job correctly.

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

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