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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  1. "Clinical Fellow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Fellow in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Clinical Fellow in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great research support, excellent mentors, secure time for research, broad variety of clinical exposure

    Cons

    Competition, long working hours, hard to find a job

    Advice to Management

    Involve trainees more to clinical and research opportunities, encourage those with good results and enthusiasm


  2. "Financial Situation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    They have a great mission, and everyone is on board.

    Cons

    The financial situation is impacting layoffs-- causing employees to be concerned.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "CTRC LAB"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Helping and encouraging the patients.

    Cons

    Management- Passion Lockett, Jawana Phillips are the worst managers ever! Unprofessional rude messy and spread lies among the lab technicians.No regular lunch breaks.Improper processing of samples are allowed and well known about. OSHA and JCHAO violations in all areas.

    Advice to Management

    Get a whole new management team.


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  5. "Awesome work force"

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    Former Employee - Personnel Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Personnel Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits and opportunities are great

    Cons

    leadership needs improvement at the institutional level


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Smithville, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Smithville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonuses, holidays, PTO, merit awards, tons of education opportunities

    Cons

    My job is dependent on grant funding, so every three to five years I could potentially lose my job.


  7. "Associate Info Sec Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Security Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Information Security Associate in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great team, great experience, lots of knowledge transfer from senior analysts

    Cons

    slow-paced, poor upper management, low morale

    Advice to Management

    figure out financials to avoid massive layoffs. deploy and maintain epic better


  8. "Patient Service Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provide many opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Need to plan more for the annual budget to avoid lay offs.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Not Financially Sound"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Teachers Retirement System (TRS) retirement plan
    Vacation (PTO) accrual

    Cons

    Senior Leadership not transparent; poor business decisions/leadership
    No longer feels patient centric (making money and big bonus payouts seems the primary goal)
    Growth opportunities are stagnant in most cases
    Processes and systems tend to be outdated

    Advice to Management

    Laying employees off employees will not solve the issues of low patient volumes and being millions of dollars in debt. The root cause issues: the reason you have low patient volume is because patients can't afford fees incurred for services; insurance companies are starting to refer patients to other facilities for their healthcare needs; overspending allowing physicians/others to fly first class when traveling (unheard of for a state organization); and over staffing/spending during financially sound times. When implementing a new system (EPIC), you should not literally shutdown business for a month and expect to rebound financially even though monies were set aside as a cushion. The impact was more devastating that you anticipated. It would have been more effective to implement industry best practices (i.e. Harris Health (the county hospital system) and others to incrementally implement EPIC and by full implementation there were no adverse affects. Until you put the patients first and stop focusing on big bonus payouts, especially on the executive-level, MD Anderson will never solve its problems.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Researcher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonably good benefits, strong scientific environment

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement, Houston is a very difficult city in which to live and commute, recent layoffs and rumors of additional layoffs


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Mktg Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are in the right department with the right team, life is good! Insurance/benefits, competitive compensation, employee gym!

    Cons

    Direct Management tends to micromanage (as seen in other departments)

    Advice to Management

    Be Transparent


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