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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "The BEST Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    The staff is lives the core values of caring, integrity and discovery! There is a fantastic sense of hope among staff and patients. The administration is supportive and makes everyone feel that they are making cancer history. They are building a huge gym for employees to support healthy-lifestyles.

    Cons

    There are no downsides! I should really pay them to allow me the honor of working with such an amazing team of people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! If I had one wish, I would love if the institution shared in the expense of parking.


  2. "A GREAT Place to call home.... away from home!"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Making cancer history! People and a shared vision.

    Cons

    Commute is getting tougher. Parking in the Med Center area is expensive and sometimes hard to get.

    Advice to Management

    Consider more telecommuting opportunities.


  3. "Great Place to Work and Retire From"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    I have worked for M.D. Anderson for the past twenty years. I have never seen or heard of a better hospital to work in. From upper-management, to faculty, to supervisors, to staff, MDA has aimed to create employee retention and employee satisfaction. MDA continue to be the favorite of the hospitals in the Houston area. Just understanding how your job affects the people around you and the patients, made me proud to be a part of the family.

    Cons

    If you do not know someone within the company, it will be hard to become a employee within M.D. unless you are highly qualified for a lower position. The good buddy system is a plus to some, but can hurt others. The hiring process lacks its ability to hire out-of-network applicants. Upper management has also grown substantially. Too many chiefs in some divisions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Keep the line of communication open as it has been in recent months during the economic crisis. Combine responsibilities of upper management when able.


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  5. "M. D. Anderson's mission is one you can be proud to be a part of."

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    Current Employee - Manager, Systems Analyst Services
    Current Employee - Manager, Systems Analyst Services
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth opportunities are there if you are willing to reach out and work for them.

    Cons

    M. D. Anderson is a large and diverse environment, sometimes reaching across disciplines can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Overall I think you do a good job dealing with our economy. If I could fix any one thing it would be to help mid management deal with poor performers. These individuals are costly and diminish the moral of their peers.


  6. "Great place for PAs"

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    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    -excellent learning experiences due to diverse and complex patient population
    -excellent support systems for PAs since MD Anderson employs more than any other institution worldwide, at least 120+
    -great opportunities to work in multiple departments
    -most employees stay long-term due to positive work experience
    -it's in the number one cancer hospital
    -located in the Texas Medical Center!

    Cons

    With such a large employee population >10,000 you can feel occasionally disconnected from other employees outside your department

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to get to know all staff in your department and discover each person's special talents and use that to encourage excellence from them.


  7. "great place"

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

    Pros

    --top notch medical care center.
    -- state-the-art facilities, well-defined clear management and strategic objective, rewards loyalty amongst employees.

    Cons

    -- academic place can offer compensation lower than private arena

    Advice to Management

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  8. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Manager, Systems Analyst Services in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager, Systems Analyst Services in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mission, Benefits, Overall Job Satisfaction.

    Cons

    Politics, Lack of support for mid management to deal with poor performers.

    Advice to Management

    Enable mid management with tools to deal with performance and behaviour. Both good and bad.


  9. "great carrer in a down economy"

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    Current Employee - Information Respresentative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Information Respresentative in Houston, TX
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits including State of Texas Teachers Retirement for everyone, plus a month of Paid Time Off your first year. Easy going atmosphere. The focus here really is on the patients, you can do whatever you need to do to help them, and management won't question you.

    Cons

    Lots of dead weight. No one ever gets fired. People call in sick constantly and never get reprimanded for it. Rarely see or here from management. Sometimes can feel invisible here.

    Advice to Management

    More contact between management and employees.


  10. "MD Anderson is overall a great working environment with great health benefits."

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    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in Houston, TX
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Health Benefits are great. There are campus police that help you feel safe, especially if you have to stay over hours.

    Cons

    No down sides for this particular company, well, maybe one, that is that you have to pay for your parking space.

    Advice to Management

    Md Anderson prides themselves as a number one leader in cancer which is true, they try hard to have the best doctors, staff and are always constantly trying to instill their core values so that you can be a better employee.


  11. "molecular and cellular biologis using RNAi techniques to Mantle cell lymphoma to get a target of drug design"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    best cancer hospital in the country, very good research environment, good research and carrer opportunity, good work atmosphere.. good salaries ...

    Cons

    should compete with the best research institute of the country.. we expect more respect as a postdoc in MD Anderson

    Advice to Management

    Postdoc Association should have more power and they should be real representatives of the postdocs... TAA should rethink about their programs


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