MD Anderson Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
310 Reviews
3.7
310 Reviews
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MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho
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102 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Work-life balance, great benefits, opportunity to work with people who come different backgrounds (in 25 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place for researchers ,not so for staff

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Systems Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    this is a great place for faculty and cancer researchers

    Cons

    supporting staff are like second degree citizens here,maybe rightfully so.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Clinical Fellow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Experience with complex cases is invaluable

    Cons

    Have to deal with politics associated with powerhouse academic institutions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer to the folks that carry out "routine" work on the ground

  3.  

    Great resume builder

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

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Variety of experience, career growth, benefits and retirement plan, great mission statement, surrounded by professionals and researchers.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, hard to get raise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great benefits!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Services Representative  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Patient Services Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time

    Pros

    A state employer with great benefits. A lot of opportunities with the right degree or connects.

    Cons

    Not all of the polices are enforced by every department. Some positions are held, created, or promised for people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best benefits around, but it's not worth it

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Pharmacy in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are among the best I've seen. Healthcare is paid by the institution, there is ample vacation time given. Most employees are hard working and personable. Between all the negatives (below) you really do feel like you're making a difference.

    Cons

    Depending on the department, management can be from at best inept to at worst negligent and dangerous. Problems are ignored until the day before governing bodies do inspection, are hastily patched over, and then forgotten about until the next inspection looms. They have managed to make institutional policies both so weak as to allow lazy, unqualified employees a steady paycheck and so restrictive as to force managers to fire well liked, hardworking employees that have been unlucky. . The institution is facing a possible academic censure from the American Association of University Professors. Morale is at an all time low.

    Run from this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have managers evaluated every few years, not solely on their productivity, but by their employees as well. Review employee hirings and leavings as well. High numbers usually means changes need to be made. Treat employees with as much respect you claim to treat patients, and morale will increase.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are great and lots of room to grow and meet new people.

    Cons

    Parking is a challenge, some people wait years before getting a space near their building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    gra

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

    I worked at MD Anderson part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment to learn and grow

    Cons

    I cant really think of anything specific. People are warm and friendly. Never experienced any discrimination based on my color, nationality or gender, which is great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay as awesome as you are and keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and environment. Best place ever

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits, but work quality depends on department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Some departments are really great and others are really bad. If you find yourself in a bad one you have to wait one year before you can transfer to a new department.

    Cons

    The budget has been so strict that they low-ball everyone on job offers, promotions and raises. When I was first given a verbal offer it was $10k higher than my written offer and I was told to take it or leave it. This same thing happened to my predecessor in the same position. I also brought in over $1.3M in grant funding during my first 6 months and I was only given a 0.5% raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so stingy,

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    hospital

    Current Employee - Rep  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Rep in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    This is a Large opperation

    Cons

    The parking is a zoo / nightmare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up good work

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