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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  • Work/life balance was not very good (in 19 reviews)

  • low pay grade, having to pay for parking, too many expectations from service departments with little monies allocated (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Satisfied Overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing learning experiences in the world of cancer research and treatment. As a nurse there are a lot of different opportunities to grow. Pay and benefits are good, depending on your department. You can accrue a large amount of vacation time the longer you are employed. There is a lot of effort to provide a good work/life balance. There is currently a large full-service exercise/work out area in one of the buildings.

    Cons

    Everything depends on how your department is managed. Some people have lost their jobs due ot poor management and budget cuts. The environment is very political as is most academic institutions. As mentioned above, the benefits are good, but most have difficutly taking their vacation time. I am leaving my position because of micromanagement and the difficulty getting time off approved. This is because of my department director's managment style. There is no other position in MD Anderson with my title and pay scale.

    Advice to Management

    Be in touch with your employees if yo don't want to lose the good ones.


  2. "I love it here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Student in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, modern equipment.

    Cons

    I do not have any complain yet.


  3. "MD Anderson IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Not Telling in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Not Telling in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting better all the time

    Cons

    To many opportunities for improvement

    Advice to Management

    Invest in IT innovation, not just infrastructure.


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  5. "Ok place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want a good place to work with decent pay and benefits this is the place for you. You could sit here your whole life and accomplish very little in your career but you will have a paycheck.

    Cons

    They only promote people who have been there for years and the others are expected to wait their turn.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that are actually qualified to do their jobs.


  6. "What a great organization! The employees are phenomenal!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork atmosphere. Employees are always willing to help each other to get the job done.

    Cons

    Top heavy in management staff.


  7. "Overall positive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rated best place to work several times, very good benefits, beneficial for collaborations and networking, many career development trainings.

    Cons

    The salary for a post doctoral fellow follows the NIH recommendation, could be higher regarding the quality required by the candidates.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Love it, Hate it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Nurse in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Research Nurse in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with the patients is the bomb for me, they are all so sweet and gracious. Also, they have the latest technology on most everything as far as tools to get your job done. There are lots of good friends here. They pay well. The benefits are great.

    Cons

    Since they are so big, it takes too long for some things to get done. Supervisors in the department do not use the discipline process well, they either ignore it or over-use it. They should have more training so you can know what to expect.

    Advice to Management

    Look out for wrongful terminations.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "it's great for the cv"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    world-class cancer center, great talks

    Cons

    low pay, demanding schedule, no work-life flexibility

    Advice to Management

    fire most of the departmental admins and let your employees have flexibility in schedules without having to constantly check in & be on campus


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Summer College Student Research"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Intern - Student in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Student in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment - all other employees I've encountered were helpful and courteous.
    Nice facilities - large hospital, but well maintained, organized, and has a modern feel.

    Cons

    Application processing time - took about a month after I had been approved.
    Parking - not terrible; but many options aren't close (although there are shuttles)


  11. "Each job contributes differently to saving lives"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The impact we make on the lives of cancer patients and their families

    Cons

    In general I cannot think of any downside to working at MD Anderson.

    Advice to Management

    Executive Mgmt is great. Departmental Sr. Mgmt should listen to employees more.



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