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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated October 31, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing but that's really it

    Cons

    Pay is substandard for the work; no advancement within my department


  2. "MD Anderson cancer center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits work life balance location

    Cons

    Manangement of resources compensation funding opportunities

  3. "Patient Service Coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to work and benefits

    Cons

    too much overhead too top heavy


  4. "Mixed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    It feels good to work for an entity that cares that much for a population that needs these services.

    Cons

    Mixed messages from higher levels related to administrative priorities and staffing. Not the best decisions are made in several instances, whether due to lack of knowledge, or lack of interest in finding out the right answers. This causes uncertainty and stress.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the lower levels of management as to what is needed to do the job the right way. Make decisions based on what is best for the institution and for those that prove daily that they care about the quality of their work.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Relationships built
    Mission to end cancer
    A Government employer

    Cons

    They have moved most staff to non-exempt positions


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Has it's ups and downs"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Animal Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Laboratory Animal Technician 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 a year)

    Pros

    Free healthcare and multiple raises. Lots of company luncheons and rewards. Great insurance benefits plans. Easy to move to different departments.

    Cons

    High turn over rate, inefficient, more about who you know than what you know. Leadership is power hungry and doesn't value their employees


  7. "Development Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible hours

    Cons

    limited growth opportunities within departments.

  8. "Depends on department and job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can really make a difference here. Cancer care and research are really on point. And that can be very rewarding.

    Cons

    Very hard to generalize. Some departments and positions are great, others not so much. Currently getting over a financial crunch, so morale isn't always the best.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Program Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of available positions; reasonable pay and benfits

    Cons

    Rampant nepotism; favorite employees tend to be overlooked when errors are made

    Advice to Management

    Judge employees based on their work and work ethic; stop turning a blind eye to those you favor


  10. "Utilization Review Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Utilization Review Nurse
    Former Employee - Utilization Review Nurse
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and will pay for some certifications for school.

    Cons

    Very difficult to advance within the institute


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