MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated 22 February, 2015
Updated 22 February, 2015
138 Reviews
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MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
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138 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good place to work if supervisor is good (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • PAID PARKING IS THE WORST, OTHER FACILITIES PAY FOR PARKING FOR EMPLOYESS (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance was not a priority of my direct supervisor (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place for a postdoctoral fellowship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    MD Anderson Cancer Center offers you the possibility of growing and interacting with leading edege technologies and new discoveries. Good work-life balance and benefits.
    International and multidisciplinar atmosphere.

    Cons

    Compensation is not too high , NIH standard , but enough to live in Houston
    Needed a good mentorship, otherwise there is the risk of getting lost since the institution is so big

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stable with great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Patient Service Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Patient Service Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are worthwhile, time off is reasonable, and opportunities are endless if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Management isn't supportive, their expectations far outweigh what they are willing to pay and the office politics is far beyond what is necessary in a hospital for cancer patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more supportive. The people who do most of the work do know what is necessary to increase efficiency and if you want to succeed, I suggest you at least listen to feedback and give it some thought.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Research Intern: Great company, dedicated to their mission, but not always collaborative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone works extremely hard; people will stay after hours to get their work done. Management is great and helpful (if not entirely present). There is ample growth opportunity so long as you work hard and get published

    Cons

    Group collaboration in the office is in short supply. Machinery is often broken, which makes it difficult when an experiment needs to get done right away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Md Anderson nursing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Magnet, stable, pay for school, pleasant environment

    Cons

    Competitive, no compensation for parking, pressure to go to school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Love working for company, but it's hard to get out of certain positions.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    The benefits are great! Can't beat it.

    Cons

    I think in some departments management can be hard to deal with. I would have loved a transfer.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good employer. Bureaucracy and red tape slows things down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Good employer. Great co workers

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and red tape slows things down

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Intern Position Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    The office culture was great, flexibility in work hours, benefits and overall atmosphere were great. Facilities provided within the campus are great, and convenient location.

    Cons

    Nothing really that I can think off the top of my head. The training videos were somewhat annoying, and not really relevant to my work itself.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I enjoy the 1.5 years I have worked at MD Anderson.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Counseling Associate in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Counseling Associate in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and the hours are regular. My supervisor and co-workers are competent. The culture is to put patients first.

    Cons

    Parking; high cost of parking in the medical center; lack of flexibility in hours worked; rigid work schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more flexibility in schedule where appropriate and practical.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Workers are nice and kind. Have extra perks and even has food available for nightshift workers!!

    Cons

    Management plays favorites, parking is expensive and are far away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    clinical bioinformatics and translation genomics

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    has a good reputation of clinical research

    Cons

    the working environment is less competitive

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