MD Anderson Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
300 Reviews

3.7
300 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho
Ronald A. DePinho
96 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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    The place provides a great support to tenured faculty.

    Cons

    Non-tenured faculty has no opportunity for career advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a big gap between the outside image and realities within the institution.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Pay, but weak management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Great pay, and work life balance. You can work upto 4 days per week fro home if you are not in management. Great cafeteria with good food.

    Cons

    Poor management. Poor knowledge of IT. Too bureaucratic and too many meetings with no specific agenda. Managers don't work well with each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create the bond among managers. learn the subject. No favoritism please. Set specific agenda for the meetings. Don't create too many layers of management

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The Place where "everyone" wants to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Tition Reimbursement, Advancement opportunites, Medical Benefits

    Cons

    Heavy Politics, Uncaring Evil persons If you enjoy the latter then you'll do well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice wouldn't matter to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Would have helped to had adequate training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Nurse  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Nurse in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Good name recognition
    Good pay and benefits
    Nice cafeteria
    Nice looking building
    A lot of potential opportunities throughout the hospital

    Cons

    Training was horrible
    Little patience shown toward learning curve
    Lack of staffing
    Rude and impatient doctor to work with
    lack of flexibility in scheduling
    My shoe had more people skills then one of the doctors I worked with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide adequate training for new hires in research
    Some doctors need to get some people skills
    Show more patients toward the learning curve given the lack of staffing
    Hire more staff!

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    MD Anderson is the best place in the world to perform cancer research but they are bureaucratically top heavy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Great place to do cancer research, any sample or study you want to do is available.

    Cons

    To many bureaucrats and middle management that can't be fired. Politics are rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire 1/3 of the people who are not directly involved with patient care, research, or building maintenance. Paper pushers run the place.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you like good ol' boys and liars, go there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    It depends if you have a immediate supervisor, who has the guts to go to bat for her/his subordinates - if that happens, it's OK. In my case, it currently does not.

    Cons

    An Associate VP that fools all her superiors, and treats her subordinates like they are all the same, meaning, without looking into what are their strengths and weaknesses. She wants everything to be the same, targets people and, with the "current situation" excuse, strips everybody of any flexibility they had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more honest communication with the "troops". Do not talk only to the people that report immediately to you, go lower and you will hear the truth, hopefully

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    its ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    good benefits and pay time off

    Cons

    no room for advancement strict attendabce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    jk;.afj;

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Esteem-killing job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scientific Editor  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Scientific Editor in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Workplace amenities: post office, cafeterias, public transportation nearby, good Intranet for in-house communications

    Cons

    My supervisor did not give me performance standards for my job until I had been working there for 4 months.
    Excessive workload
    Esteem-killing feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that all supervisors get training in supervision at M. D. Anderson, even if they have had training elsewhere

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    If your're not a nurse or doctor don't waste your time!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Services Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Great pride working for one of the top cancer hospitals in the world.

    Cons

    Very hard to transfer to different departments, They say you can transfer after 6 months of employment but unless you know someone in management you can't move anywhere, If you are not a nurse or doctor you will get NO respect, They tend to look down on nursing assistants, clerks, secretaries etc... You might as well be invisible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has a real problem about choosing favorites. It's extremely unfair to the employees to watch management goof off and appoint their "favs" raises while your busting your butt for nothing. They should also be required to take classes in proffesionalism as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Mission, Not Always a Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Outstanding mission and service. "Making cancer history" -- what could be better than that?

    Cons

    Can be very bureaucratic. Some managers are great while others are out to milk the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate management and employees on performance, not politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

Worked for MD Anderson? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.