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"Amazing from the outside, insane from the inside."

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Former Employee - Research Assistant I in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Research Assistant I in Houston, TX
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I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Doctors are all top notch, top of their field professionals.
Benefits are great.
Interaction with cancer patients (if in job description) can be a life changer.

Cons

With such top notch doctors, comes almost impossible demands.
Excellent leadership in clinics and as managers is absolutely critical. In areas where there is subpar management, everyone really suffers.
Not as quick promotion potential - everything takes a serious amount of time.

Advice to Management

Don't just look at paper qualifications for managing positions. There is lots of talent at this place, though due to its massive size, it's hard to keep track of everyone's performance. A better system needs to be made for employee growth when constantly meeting or exceeding expectations. And harsher punishments need to be made for those that do not perform.

Other Employee Reviews for MD Anderson Cancer Center

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It was mix of good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I could work on hi-fi research at a faster pace. Work on several projects at the same time. The first year was very good.

    Cons

    Despite MD Anderson being the best place to work, My professor was showed no encouragement and appreciation for the efforts. Also the friday group meetings are a nightmare. There was also personal bias and racial discrimination involved. Your job satisfaction fell so bad lots of times - I believe this totally depends on who your mentor is.
    However, MD anderson as a whole is the best place to be employed

    Advice to Management

    Monitor the Professor and his/her interaction with lab research people more closely.


  2. "A lot of smart, amazing people, great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You have a lot of opportunities to learn, great gym, lots of wellness related options.

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunities for people in research, especially RAs. Very low pay, if you are in research.


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