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Updated February 24, 2018
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  1. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
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    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Mission to "Make Cancer History". Employees truly care for our patients and their families. #1 Cancer Center in the USA.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to get things done fast in such a big environment.


  2. "HR Rep"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Houston, TX
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    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    MD Anderson has a great culture that promotes diversity and inclusion from people of all backgrounds. In addition, since my very first day of employment, everyone has been extremely friendly and welcoming.

    Cons

    Sometimes the campus can seem overwhelming. I think it would beneficial to have an official "tour" of the campus, as well as the building you're working in.

  3. "Dynamic, purposeful, and caring workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rare workplace where there is a culture of caring and feeling that every day, whatever your role, you are contributing toward the Institution's mission of curing cancer.

    Cons

    The organization is large, which while full of opportunity, can give a false impression that it is difficult to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to identify and foster the growth potential of overachieving individuals.


  4. "POSTDOC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    teamwork, honesty, integrity and respect for others

    Cons

    working at MD Anderson was an amazing experience, I learn something new everyday


  5. "Project Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meaningful and dedicated mission. Large hospital with lots of room to grow

    Cons

    Recent layoffs and changes are starting to affect culture and team dynamics.


  6. "Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, great environment, culture and values

    Cons

    Not enough flexibility with work schedule


  7. "MD Anderson is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Regardless of your role, you make a difference. Everyone is valued.

    Cons

    The workloads can be heavy, so it takes a tremendous amount of discipline to assure a reasonable work/life balance.

  8. "Sky is the limit!"

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    Current Employee - Grant Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Grant Coordinator in Houston, TX
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was given a great opportunity to learn and grow in my career. There is a strong established mentorship program. There is internal training courses available online and traditional classroom. There is a great sense of morale and support.

    Cons

    You have to pay for parking.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you can handle the cutthroat culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and your work can truly make a difference.

    Cons

    Everyone is too focused on their own projects to truly care about patients. In my experience many physicians and scientists work to make better treatments because it is good for their career rather than because they care about the patients. As a result, half the time no one works together to share data; they compete with people's lives.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people who would kill their firstborn for a chance to move up in the department.


  10. "Non-clinical professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The number one pro to working at MD Anderson is our patients. No matter what position you're in, your job impacts each and every patient that walks through our doors. Everyone's commitment to our mission and vision is palpable and that is not something you always see in other workplaces. Our new president Dr. Peter Pisters is the epitome of a servant leader and he has exceeded my expectations thus far. I am looking forward to our future under his guidance. Perhaps one of the most engaged and 'people first' leaders I've ever witnessed is the VP of human resources, Shibu Varghese. Our institution has placed organizational health as one of the top of our priorities list. A healthy organization is what's best to serve our beloved patients. We value diversity and inclusion, career development and work-life balance. Hardly any other company in the state of Texas can compare to our benefits and retirement. Like every company, there are opportunities to improve and challenges to overcome. But any time you feel challenged, simply walk down our hospital hallways and I will guarantee that one smile from one patient will completely turn your day around.

    Cons

    I would like to see MD Anderson lead in salaries in the Texas Medical Center.


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