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"Works dedicated people to death. Will it ever change?"

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Current Employee - Hard Working RN in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Hard Working RN in Houston, TX
No opinion of CEO

Pros

State benefits are good, teachers retirement, wonderful patients and the best cancer tx anywhere. Reseach is impressive and groundbreaking.

Cons

Low morale and finger pointing has replaced core values caring, integrity in past few years. Very political. Be careful if you cross the wrong person. People here have long memories and hold bitter grudges. Some senior managers have a different agenda and it is all about what you do that makes them look good. Credit often goes to those who take credit for it and actually did nothing to deserve it. Blaming is often the name of the game. It is a shame.

Advice to Management

Listen to front line employees and not just the top brass to hear what is really going on. Senior Managers need to work along side their employees some to understand what it really takes to get things done, how hard the work really is and how you expect way too much, way too often. Don't just talk about appreciation. Show it by treating employees better. Look at the great successes of more patients, more money coming in and positive treatement results, instead of reprimanding small errors that amount to a few dollars in comparison - especially when you expect perfection despite ridiculous workloads.

Other Employee Reviews for MD Anderson Cancer Center

  1. "Anderson is an institution with some talented researchers and physicians but plagued by a slow and inept bureaucracy."

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, great diversity of opportunities, decent benefits, equitable and widespread information technology access, great research library, interesting invited speakers.

    Cons

    Inconvenient and expensive parking, numerous unprofessional colleagues, unending compliance requirements, crippling bureaucracy, inadequate compensation, cramped working spaces, fractured information technology support.

    Advice to Management

    The positive public image Anderson enjoys and the willingness of the scientists and doctors to sacrifice and labor to support this image seems to be counteracted by an ever-growing internal system designed to reduce all players to one (low) common denominator. Too many policies, requirements and administrators work to stifle those most able to contribute.


  2. "MD Anderson is overall a great working environment with great health benefits."

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    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Health Benefits are great. There are campus police that help you feel safe, especially if you have to stay over hours.

    Cons

    No down sides for this particular company, well, maybe one, that is that you have to pay for your parking space.

    Advice to Management

    Md Anderson prides themselves as a number one leader in cancer which is true, they try hard to have the best doctors, staff and are always constantly trying to instill their core values so that you can be a better employee.

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