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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated June 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Retirement plan, health insurance, coworkers

    Cons

    Harassment, management, PI was berating, demeaning, bullying. Forced work on nights, weekends, holidays. Employees all constantly screamed at.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the horrible PIs you keep employing


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible place to work."

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits because you will have to use them if you work there.

    Cons

    Everything else is bad. Not a healthy place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Doctors run it. Management is non existent.

  3. "Clinical Research Finance- Do not apply here in any circumstance."

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro is the name of the institute which is in shambles at present so there is no use to look for anything here.

    Cons

    The worst management ever witnessed/ I have worked with. Upper management has political agendas and emotionally abuse there employees. Starting from the under qualified managers (puppets) who are actually enabled due to favoritism; everything seems to be chaotic. The employees/staff however are usually bearable.
    There is a constant sense of fear in the office with little to none job security. No one has the courage to speak out there minds unless they have a death wish.
    The salary is insufficient and there are no such things as raises/promotions. The management create a fiercely competitive unhealthy environment which inhibits the employees ability for growth and progression. If you require a job where there is no future and no rewards this is the perfect place to exist; old employees that do not adapt to change are very much welcomed here. My employment is only due to need basis and due to shortage of available jobs in the area. If any other jobs that suit my credentials are out there I will at once quit this.

    Advice to Management

    Please review all managers.
    Only three seem to be capable; the rest are not doing there designated jobs. I hope this reaches the right hands at the right time. Otherwise this department will remain in its constant disorganized situation.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "very unprofessional handling of layoffs..."

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

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

    Pros

    Any pro is a myth.

    Cons

    I joined MDA with 30% pay cut thinking that it is a professionally managed company and a world leader. I worked in IS division for more than (3) years and regret to say that it is managed unprofessionally and so much of group-ism. God bless this institution!

    Advice to Management

    Surprised to see that all the manager's, manager's who just supervise but does not contribute anything, directors, CIO, CFO all safe but only ordinary employees laid off! Curious who decides who can go?


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Look elsewhere!"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, they have a good retirement. Most employees were nice to work with and helpful.

    Cons

    Pay is laughable for the workload. Overworked and underpaid. Micromanaging at its finest. Management staff is terrible. Parking is very high! Administrative pay is very low to start off with even if you have years of extensive experience. Cheap place all around they don't even provide coffee.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to distinguish the difference between a great hardworking employee and one that plays you like a funky piano. Value your employees who bend over backwards. Quit riding the good employees who actually do more than their jobs and jump on the ones who aren't.


  6. "Caring?"

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    Former Employee - Senior Coordinator Research Data in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Coordinator Research Data in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sharing the good aligned mission

    Cons

    Offer good benefits, but there is no steady guarantee

    Advice to Management

    Laying off shouldn't be an option for any core value centered health care centers.


  7. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing I can think of.

    Cons

    There is a lot going on here.

    Job title is ridiculous!
    We have to pay for parking spot!
    We have to bring even our coffee.
    No work from home,
    Not competitive salary at all.
    No job security
    Too much policies.
    No friendly work environment

    Advice to Management

    You knew who messed up and what caused this chaos
    instead of laying off your employees , you must resign !

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Poker face"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearland, 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

    Opportunity to collaborate and meet diversified and talented people from all over the world. Good company benefits, and campus fitness center. Great social scene in Pickens Tower, Main Hospital, and Duncan building, very isolated in others. Training and online education is available.

    Cons

    Management of departments is full of young inexperienced managers straight out of MBA school who have no concept of the operations of a large hospital or clinic. Blind trying to lead the blind. Experienced employees are devalued and underutilized in favor of lower salaries and inexperienced beginners. Top management are disconnected and have no idea what teams under them are doing. Too many meetings and too many departments that do the same thing. Left does not know what right does. Cronyism, backstabbing, favoritism, blackballing. Your opinion is asked for, but met surprisingly by a silent stone wall. Choose and move carefully or goodbye career progression.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Management review"

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

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

    Pros

    The MDs are fantastic physicians.
    They care about the patients and the staff who works under them.

    Cons

    Managements are horrible. Majority of the management are inexperienced and they pride themselves on their titles Very vain. Borderline dictatorship.

    Advice to Management

    Learn about humility, patience & learn your role.
    You will then get the respect from your staff


  10. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Studies Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Clinical Studies Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Institution to receive great experience and learn different variations of oncology research. I was able to learn about several chemotherapy drugs and the approval process of getting a research protocol approved by the FDA.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to transfer to another department. The difficulty in finding a department with the right is a struggle depending on the type of environment & individuals running the administration.


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