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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. "Worst place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some people lives are being saved, the business aspect is horrible

    Cons

    Overwork less pay. Not worth applying

    Advice to Management

    Poor Management skills, lack of knowledge.


  2. "Material Management Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits & LOVE THE PATIENTS

    Cons

    POOR MANAGEMENT, POOR SCHEDULING, & 0 PROFESSIONALISM in the DEPARTMENT. Department does not care about how you feel about the STRUCTURE or how LAZY some of the EMPLOYEES are.

    Advice to Management

    NEW MANAGEMENT!!!!! Please listen to your employers. The reason why there is a HIGH TURNOVER is due to POOR MANAGEMENT!!

  3. "MD Anderson is unhinged and out of control"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The medical benefits are generous. PTO and holidays are nice. Access to TRS. Passionate staff and faculty dedicated to mission.

    Cons

    Bullies in leadership roles are out of control. Retaliation is the norm. No repercussions. Does not stand by its core values let alone its own policies or laws in same cases. Morale is toxic. Grants and funding deficits are all too common.

    Advice to Management

    Would fall upon deaf ears and blind eyes...


  4. 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


  5. 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.


  6. "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.


  7. 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?

  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Kafka wrote about this place"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor
    Current Employee - Associate Professor
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Access to extensive resources and collaborations of the larger Texas Medical Center, top rated cancer hospital in terms of patient care, numerous innovative clinical trials, clinical and preclinical research opportunities, amazing benefits

    Cons

    Incomprehensible, oppressive bureaucracy, numerous nonsensical obstacles to scientific productivity, lack of administrative transparency and accountability, embarassing delays in hiring, contract negotiations, and grants management


  10. "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.


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