MD Anderson Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
316 Reviews
3.7
316 Reviews
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MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho
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103 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good place to work if supervisor is good (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • PAID PARKING IS THE WORST, OTHER FACILITIES PAY FOR PARKING FOR EMPLOYESS (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance was not a priority of my direct supervisor (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Great company!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Great benefits, but work quality depends on department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

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    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

  8.  

    Wonderful experience, eye-opening and inspiring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CPRIT Summer Research Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - CPRIT Summer Research Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunities for research and experience, even as a college student with no previous lab experience
    Fantastic support and help all along from everyone who worked in the lab as well as the CPRIT coordinators
    Lots of information and events organized to introduce interns to possible career paths and future opportunities (grad school, internships etc)
    Access to seminars on current research taking place at MD Anderson, campus tours
    Pretty flexible time schedules to work around family life (at least in the basic research facilities)

    Cons

    Can't complain much about my time at MD Anderson as an intern, it was even better than what I was expecting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Excellent critical mass, friendly environment, best benefits

    Cons

    Can't think of one bad thing to say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love it, but looking to leave...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Administrator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Department Administrator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    MDA has excellent salary and benefits; I do believe there is opportunity to grow and it's so large that you can move to different a different department and have a whole new job and experience. People are great, patient care is beyond reproach.

    Cons

    ALOT of red tape, ALOT of policies and procedures that totally frustrate the faculty and make the job of dept. manager very difficult. New president and EVP-PIC spend more time on developing "moon shots" and "strategic planning" than actually getting to know the areas and figuring out the real problems. Morale is low and I would jump ship in a second if given the opportunity. Many world-class faculty have left and many top executives. Makes me fearful for what's coming up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Positive experience. I actually enjoy coming to work for the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay,

    Cons

    bonuses are based on entire departments, parking is expensive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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