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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. "Working as a Data Coordinator"

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    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learning about organization, fast pace work, working under stress, not micro-managed too much.

    Cons

    Not enough base pay for the stress level/work amount given to you. Feels a bit overwhelming at times because of being under staffed with overload of work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more data coordinators, they are important!! Do not take them for granted, they should be earning some type of bonus for the hard work they put in.


  2. "Research at MD Anderson"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many core facilities, collaboration with other TMC facilities, well funded

    Cons

    Too much red tape and paperwork, no freedom to add software or updates to your work computer, nowhere to park

    Advice to Management

    Please Provide a Parking Pass for Postdocs


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    "MD Anderson Cancer Center"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Enterprise Learning in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager, Enterprise Learning in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding mission; opportunities for career advancement; great people to work with.

    Cons

    Work silos often stifled progress especially working across departments.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to cultivate, recognize and reward the talent you have.


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  5. "Great research center"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Smithville, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Smithville, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great research experience and environment.

    Cons

    Current financial crisis created uncertainty.


  6. "Good place to work... If you can dodge the layoffs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly good pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Sweating intermittent layoffs every time they screw up their finances

    Advice to Management

    Learn to budget better. Their is a lot financial waste. Employees suffer the costs


  7. "Good experience depending on department"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Studies Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Clinical Studies Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are really good and numerous positions available for all levels. Number 1 cancer hospital. Fitness center free for employees.

    Cons

    Research departments strong, but some patient care departments need improvement. Prone to budget cuts and lay offs despite being so reputable.

    Advice to Management

    Know your employees and keep in mind patient care is number one priority.


  8. "Great learning environment"

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    Current Employee - Data Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Data Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    top companies recognition for your work, good benefits, friendly environment

    Cons

    low salary, slow progress, less growth oppurtunity

    Advice to Management

    Please work more on recognizing your employees, promote them. Other companies in private sector are always on the hunt for seniors who lose faith in MD Anderson


  9. "Clinical Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Fellow in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Clinical Fellow in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great research support, excellent mentors, secure time for research, broad variety of clinical exposure

    Cons

    Competition, long working hours, hard to find a job

    Advice to Management

    Involve trainees more to clinical and research opportunities, encourage those with good results and enthusiasm


  10. "Financial Situation"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a great mission, and everyone is on board.

    Cons

    The financial situation is impacting layoffs-- causing employees to be concerned.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Smithville, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Smithville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonuses, holidays, PTO, merit awards, tons of education opportunities

    Cons

    My job is dependent on grant funding, so every three to five years I could potentially lose my job.


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