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"an odd beast"

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Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Houston, TX
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Pros

MDACC has great benefits, many interesting things going on, good work-life programs, and lots of interesting people to work with.

Cons

the bureucracy can be overwhelming. Since it's an arm of UT, it's a state agency; since it's a state agency, it's a huge bureaucracy. There are some 18000 employees so it can be tough to get to know all the people you need to know to get the job done well.

Advice to Management

Senior management needs to recognize that middle management needs more opportunities to make real changes. This might allow lower-level (non-patient-facing) employees to feel as though they are making more of a difference.

Other Employee Reviews for MD Anderson Cancer Center

  1. "Great Place to Work and Retire From"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked for M.D. Anderson for the past twenty years. I have never seen or heard of a better hospital to work in. From upper-management, to faculty, to supervisors, to staff, MDA has aimed to create employee retention and employee satisfaction. MDA continue to be the favorite of the hospitals in the Houston area. Just understanding how your job affects the people around you and the patients, made me proud to be a part of the family.

    Cons

    If you do not know someone within the company, it will be hard to become a employee within M.D. unless you are highly qualified for a lower position. The good buddy system is a plus to some, but can hurt others. The hiring process lacks its ability to hire out-of-network applicants. Upper management has also grown substantially. Too many chiefs in some divisions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Keep the line of communication open as it has been in recent months during the economic crisis. Combine responsibilities of upper management when able.


  2. "MD Anderson Cancer Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    MD Anderson is a good place to work

    Cons

    very limited growth potential for non-medical personnel

    Advice to Management

    put more focus on work/life balance

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