M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
3.6 of 5 242 reviews
www.mdanderson.org Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.6 242 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(76 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than a year

ProsI had the chance to work with smart researchers. The offices are big and quite. There is a fitness center for free for the ones who works out regularly.

ConsCompensation is lower than the other places. Any paperwork takes long time inside the institution. The administrative personnel is not responsive to our concerns. Had to chance to see my advisor very rarely and briefly.

Advice to Senior ManagementCorrecting those: Compensation is lower than the other places. Any paperwork takes long time inside the institution. The administrative personnel is not responsive to our concerns. Had to chance to see my advisor very rarely and briefly.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Needs to get up to speed with technology

Registered Nurse (Current Employee)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than a year

ProsDedicated employees, rewarding to work with cancer patients

ConsBad management, things move too slowly, inconsistent management among units, departments, unsafe staffing, pay below national averages.

Advice to Senior Managementmore accountability for managers, better staffing

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall satisfied but reservations about advancement

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsGreat mission, purpose and overall effort in hiring a diverse staff.

ConsGreat job of hiring diverse staff but limited advancement opportunities for certain individuals.

Advice to Senior ManagementIdentify the "Behind the scene" employees and provide advancement opportunities for them while sometimes recognizing the need to overstep the limitations that maybe placed on them by the employee's immediate management...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I don't see opportunities for growth unless you are the lowest paid employee here.

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsGreat benefits offered to employees.

ConsNot much room for growth

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are not a clinician, you get treated like a child.

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uncaring

Cook III (Current Employee)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsYou get to help those in need.

ConsThe work you do, if outstanding, will not be noticed or taken by management as they did it. Most people that don't do anything get the best reviews and those that bust their butts get written up.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees about the problems they bring up and do something about it in timely manner.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Works dedicated people to death. Will it ever change?

Hard Working RN (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsState benefits are good, teachers retirement, wonderful patients and the best cancer tx anywhere. Reseach is impressive and groundbreaking.

ConsLow morale and finger pointing has replaced core values caring, integrity in past few years. Very political. Be careful if you cross the wrong person. People here have long memories and hold bitter grudges. Some senior managers have a different agenda and it is all about what you do that makes them look good. Credit often goes to those who take credit for it and actually did nothing to deserve it. Blaming is often the name of the game. It is a shame.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to front line employees and not just the top brass to hear what is really going on. Senior Managers need to work along side their employees some to understand what it really takes to get things done, how hard the work really is and how you expect way too much, way too often. Don't just talk about appreciation. Show it by treating employees better. Look at the great successes of more patients, more money coming in and positive treatement results, instead of reprimanding small errors that amount to a few dollars in comparison - especially when you expect perfection despite ridiculous workloads.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsThe place provides a great support to tenured faculty.

ConsNon-tenured faculty has no opportunity for career advance.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a big gap between the outside image and realities within the institution.

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Great Pay, but weak management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsGreat pay, and work life balance. You can work upto 4 days per week fro home if you are not in management. Great cafeteria with good food.

ConsPoor management. Poor knowledge of IT. Too bureaucratic and too many meetings with no specific agenda. Managers don't work well with each other.

Advice to Senior Managementcreate the bond among managers. learn the subject. No favoritism please. Set specific agenda for the meetings. Don't create too many layers of management

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The Place where "everyone" wants to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsTition Reimbursement, Advancement opportunites, Medical Benefits

ConsHeavy Politics, Uncaring Evil persons If you enjoy the latter then you'll do well.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice wouldn't matter to them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Would have helped to had adequate training

Research Nurse (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsGood name recognition
Good pay and benefits
Nice cafeteria
Nice looking building
A lot of potential opportunities throughout the hospital

ConsTraining was horrible
Little patience shown toward learning curve
Lack of staffing
Rude and impatient doctor to work with
lack of flexibility in scheduling
My shoe had more people skills then one of the doctors I worked with

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide adequate training for new hires in research
Some doctors need to get some people skills
Show more patients toward the learning curve given the lack of staffing
Hire more staff!

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