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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated May 23, 2018
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  • The workloads can be heavy, so it takes a tremendous amount of discipline to assure a reasonable work/life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Must pay for parking in hospital-owned garage (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative Assistant Pathology"

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

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

    Pros

    Md Anderson is a great place to work. Great benefits and many perks and discounts

    Cons

    Paying for parking in the medical center. You pay 12$ a day or you have to get a parking contract. The closer to the hospital the more you pay.


  2. "Exciting but stressed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - always busy - always 40hrs - good people

    Cons

    - bad management - no communication - lazy people

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention

  3. "Work Control Coordinator (Facilities Management)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vacation Plan
    Co-workers (if lucky)
    Education plan (repaid in full depending on your grades)

    Cons

    Since the recent cuts and department realignments the atmosphere has changed from caring for patients into how to make profits with little effort.
    Expect to have the institution constantly trim down the needed funds to make department run efficiently and smoothly.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and patients.
    Retrain all management staff including supervisors on how to properly handle employees.
    Be transparent.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    Overall environment is good.

    Cons

    You have to play politics well to fit in


  5. "Research Data Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great stepping stone into the research field and great benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay at the time, but it also depends on the department.


  6. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    The benefits were actually great.

    Cons

    No respect for employees. Overworked and underpaid


  7. "Initially inspiring, eventually it is dehumanizing."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    The physicians who work there are inspiring.

    Cons

    The place is a bureaucratic nightmare, upper management is disconnected from the rest of the institution, they make you feel like a small cog in a machine and not valued as a person. The food on site and parking leave much to be desired.

  8. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent research facility and hospital!

    Cons

    No Cons. Potential to keep improving and more opportunities to post-docs to be faculty or staff scientists.


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Researcher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice leader and they will try best

    Cons

    Not stable and do not know when lose job

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well paying especially over time
    Great retirement for longer term ees

    Cons

    Bureaucratic
    Monetarily wasteful
    Policies can be used against ees discriminatorily
    Archaic business processes
    Many staff counting to retirement
    Useless HR
    IT technology is old
    Over staffed in many areas

    Advice to Management

    Making so much money off cancer patients allows things to be sloppy and inefficient. Truly assess senior management and director positions to bring in talent, ideas and challenge the old ways


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