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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Institute Associate Scientist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Institute Associate Scientist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit. Good life-work balance. Exposure to educational staff.

    Cons

    Parking is a big issue.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Clinical Data Abstracter"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Data Abstracter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Clinical Data Abstracter in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management and co-workers were very fair and friendly.

    Cons

    Favoritism plays a great role there. If you know someone in management, forget it.

    Advice to Management

    Too many lay offs.


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    "Coordinator, Patient Services"

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    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Being part of a team is great. Health benefits good. Patients are our # 1 priority. Interaction with patients is wonderful. Love the job, love the people ! Lots of room for improvement though !

    Cons

    I have been working for MDACC for 8 years !
    No career pathway. Pay is poor for the amount of responsibility and workload. Can be very stressful when dealing with bad management decisions. Demerit point system if tardy or call in. No sick leave, comes out of your vacation time. Pay for own parking. For the #1 Cancer Institute in the country, treatment of staff is poor. Morale is very low at the moment and staff resignations are on the increase.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay your staff according to their workload and experience. PSC's are the back bone of the institution - without their scheduling expertise, there would be no patient appointments. DO NOT IMPLEMENT FRONT DESK OPERATIONS ! Patients are already complaining about how hard it is to reach their schedulers ! When working on a reception desk or answering a center switchboard, you are taking us away from scheduling scans, labs. Appointments, etc. This is a bad decision and is not going to enhance customer service !! Please listen to those performing the job ! We are on the front line - you're sitting in an office !!

    Look at your HR staff ! They should not be able to override the decision of a Department Head for the applicant the department wants. Being told you will be offered the job and HR will be in touch - only to be contacted by HR saying "you're not suitable" without any explanation or words on how to better yourself for next time - is unacceptable ! Then being told by the Department Manager they don't understand why it happened - doesn't send a positive message to the staff member !! What a person physically does in their job on a day to day basis and being witnessed by management VS being evaluated by an HR specialist who has never met you and only sees you on "paper" is bad management.


  4. "MD Anderson Cancer Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance; great mission; compensation

    Cons

    financial climate; lack of certainty regarding future


  5. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Houston, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great opportunity, bigger pressure and good environment

    Cons

    The political issue, and management.


  6. "good work place"

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    Current Intern - Phlebotomist in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Phlebotomist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    understanding of employee basic needs

    Cons

    short breaks and gets really busy


  7. "Senior Research Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good research environment and good clinics

    Cons

    low salary and difficult for promotion


  8. "Changing IT world"

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    Current Employee - IT Support in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Support in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work but not the same anymore in culture and management . Changing environment and management style .

    Cons

    Culture has changed . Fewer challenges. Change in morale. Change in priorities . Less rewards . No promotion . No merit

    Advice to Management

    Can increase confidence within employees who work there for job stability . Can work to reward hard working employees who are worth retaining for the task they do


  9. "it is ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits and health insurance, tht is probably the only good thing

    Cons

    low pay grade, having to pay for parking, too many expectations from service departments with little monies allocated.

    Advice to Management

    More ways to train o promote growth.


  10. "Research Data Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Data Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Data Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are really great here for example free health insurance and tuition reimbursement. Location is also very central

    Cons

    Parking rates change annually, can be difficult to move up depending on your degree/experience/ who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of nepotism it can be difficult to move up depending on your degree/experience/ who you know.


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