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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Patient Service Coordinator"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff/ co-workers. Lots of opportunities to learn and develop skills.

    Cons

    This role can be improperly used. This institution stair-steps it's employees, irregardless of criteria or degrees attained EXCEPT FOR NURSING. DO NOT ACCEPT and entry level or low paying position thinking/ buying into promises of growth. If you are an exception employee, they will hinder you from moving.

    Advice to Management

    Stop overworking your hardest / most productive workers


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Administrative Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    MD Anderson is a city within a city, they have a gym for the employees and the best health insurance

    Cons

    The pay isn't great, and the fact that you have to pay for parking , morale is at an all time low,

  3. "If you are in search for realiabilty,astute, and adaptablity. Look no further, I am the rightguy for the job!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and diverse cultural personnel.

    Cons

    Management no in tune with employees and not trendsetter when it comes to business.


  4. "Too big"

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    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, Nice People, Good wifi

    Cons

    Too big, Parking is bad, Poor Company Culture

    Advice to Management

    Work on the culture of the company


  5. "Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Routine work so easy to work

    Cons

    No challenge so no career development


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Low balling"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant 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

    Free health insurance. The amount of PTO earned per pay period is very good.

    Cons

    MD Anderson does not compare well in compensation for administrative positions to other employers in the Medical Center nor in other industries (Oi l& Gas, Technology, Law).


  7. "Disappointing"

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

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

    Pros

    PTO adds up quickly, pay for some education

    Cons

    Poor senior management, rely heavily on contractors, seniority based pomotion

    Advice to Management

    Consider long term, not just short term.

  8. "Executive Assistant"

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

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    MD Anderson has great benefits package

    Cons

    Now work life balance. Too many politics

    Advice to Management

    Management do not have the skills


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The good, the bad, and my version of the truth"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, you cannot beat the benefits including the accumulation of vacation time, the ways to save for retirement and excellent medical benefits. They lovingly call these benefits "velvet handcuffs". They highly encourage work life balance, which also leads them to never get anything done on time or within a reasonable amount of time.

    Cons

    This organization is completely fragmented, there is immeasurable waste and because departments are allowed autonomy there is lack of cohesion on rules and expectations. This place is famous for the MDA Runaround not only with employees but patients as well. Many depts have poor morale and honesty and creativity are not encouraged. Too much office politics. If those employees and dept admins put half the effort into making better decisions for the company to streamline budgets, do away with outdated software, fully utilize the complete capacity of all hardware and software equipment/programs, the company would gain productivity.

    Advice to Management

    There is a serious case of lazy govt workers. Employees spend more time watching other employees and reporting on them when if they focused on themselves/work, they would greatly increase productivity. Employees cant get out of their seat fast enough at the end of the shift. It is laziness on the Dept Admins to depend on employees to micromanage each other and report back to the DA, it lowers morale, it increases stress, it lowers productivity and increases distrust of the team in general. It would also be helpful if Dan Fontaine didnt openly (at a clinical meeting) put down those that were recently laid off, openly acknowledging that it was a cleaning house of the bad ones and not really according some HR procedures. The admin side of the hospital definitely isnt using their hardware/software to their complete capabilities. Streamlining and creativity are thwarted by these insane levels of approval so as no to "step on toes". There is so much room for improvement.


  10. "Best patients in the world"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Best patients to ever serve!

    Cons

    worst morale, poor upper management


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