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

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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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    Great place to work!

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat benefits, including tuition reimbursement and a nice gym on campus to work out in. MD Anderson also has a great mentoring program for developing your professional goals and making connections with employees in other departments.

    ConsThe starting salary is relatively low for some positions. Also, MD Anderson is highly bureaucratic so it takes a long for something to be approved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great institution to be part of it; I worked here as Senior Statistical Analyst

    Senior Statistical Analyst (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsIt offers an academic environment with huge community of researchers and investigators. Got opportunity to mange and analyze data with millions of records of cancer patients which would not be available elsewhere. Inferential statistics which yield new methodologies and new solutions. I developed a new method for early detection of acute kidney injury among cancer patient with creatinine as bio-marker.

    ConsBased on the huge size and diverse nature of various departments, HR department works like postoffice and local managers tend to hire like minded people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNew hires must be cross verified by 2 referees at random by the institution anonymously to avoid conglomeration of same ethnic, gender of religious subgroups. Some labs you will see only Chinese or Indians and other people become hesitant to apply there due to possibility of adverse work condition and this can be avoided.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    World class research institute

    Instructor (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsExcellent reputation in cancer research, very good environment and resources and facilities. Clinical cancer research is very strong.

    ConsWhile the external funding is hard to get, there are not a lot of grant supports to promote junior faculties.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to intern for if you are pre-med!

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsIt's flexible and social; the bosses are really nice.

    ConsIt's really stressful at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey are doing great!

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

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    Good place to do cancer research

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGood environment to work in research. Opportunity to collaborate with many experts in different areas. Excellent facilities. actually too many buildings!

    ConsNo interaction with other staff out of your field. Limited opportunity for growing outside of your field. Staff working with grants management make your work more difficult.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I enjoy working for the company

    Research Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThere are great opportunities and support for career advancement depending on the area that you are in. The quest for knowledge is appreciated here and majority of the people who work here really love what they do.

    ConsThis hospital houses a lot of highly skilled and highly educated professionals, so it can be difficult to obtain optimal job. So many apply and so many are qualified. Since this is a larger hospital, the work load is a lot more than some other institutions who may pay virtually the same salaries.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to support employee development and work/life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A totally different experience - hectic but educative

    Research Assistant II (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThough you might be paid less, the benefits are great

    ConsAs a non-profit organization it offers comparatively less salaries

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

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    My experience at M.D. Anderson has been a wonderful one. Provided me a healthy work environment.

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat benefits and engaging culture.

    ConsLots of red tape exists at M.D. Anderson.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAvoid micromanaging.

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

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    satisfying with a very work friendly environment which is very conducive to learning new techniques

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Pros1) good work environment
    2) good mentoring and very accomplished faculty
    3) good growth in terms of learning curve

    ConsInternship opportunities are not encouraged for PhD students who are not interested in academia. Also, overall the training provided is solely to train students to become postdocs or enter academia and not really for other career options

    Advice to Senior Managementallow internship opprtunities for students wanting to enter the industry

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

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    I enjoyed working at MDACC

    Research Assistant II (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGood place to be as a post baccalaureate

    ConsIt is hard to get promoted in research.

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