MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated 24 January, 2015
Updated 24 January, 2015
360 Reviews
3.6
360 Reviews
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MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
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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.  

    Great benefits, ossified infrastructure

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Medical Insurance is free, dental and vision are dirt cheap. Research facilities are top notch.

    Cons

    Some of the research infrastructure is archaic and run by people who should have retired long ago. Research protocols are entered and edited using Lotus Notes - unbelievable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Resume builder, but offers very low salary.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Data Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Research Data Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Great work community, nice amenities, okay benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, parking is far from buildings and very costly, some departments are strict on clocking-in/out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid micromanaging!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome

    • 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

    I enjoy working at MDA. Great benefits. Great people. I like the food and the feel of the hospital.

    Cons

    Management isn't the best. Some of my coworkers complain and are miserable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Benefits and lifetime pension

    • 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

    great place to work-

    Cons

    long hours
    expensive parking
    no overtime pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lots of Bias from upper management!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    People only care abt the money

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineering Specialist in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineering Specialist in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Helping others heal, meet people that are friends. Getting to be good at my field of study. Going o work there

    Cons

    System is not good. Nurse staff are mean. No communication with teams. No raise for me. Miss my family a lot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    a big name for cancer research

    • 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

    good benefits and focused area

    Cons

    limited opportunity for growing research outside of your field

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Ok,lots of opportunities when "red tape" is avoided.

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

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

    Pros

    Room for growth, great group of people, ok benefits

    Cons

    Lots of politics,lots of deductions from check, pay for own parking

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Neutral

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding, the employees are nice, the environment is relaxed.

    Cons

    Managers in some departments are aware of policies and procedures. It's extremely difficult to move up within MD Anderson unless you know someone or highly qualified.

  10.  

    You hate it or love it depending on which department you are working in

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

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits are great
    Salary
    They put into the teachers retirement and Social security.

    Cons

    Poor management
    Corporate corruption
    little job security depending on your position
    Some people that need to be fired may not be fired because they are female or black despite being horrible
    Promotion is mostly based on what looks good for the company as opposed to who deserves it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be promoted based on who is better able to do the job as opposed to those who have worked at the company for 20 or more years. Sometimes those individuals have poor management skills. Classes are offered but some individuals do not have the qualities or personality to be a better manager. Also during another recession the company should also cut from the top to save money. It does not make sense to fire individuals who are needed on the bottom, tell people who have traveling benefits they can't travel on the companies money and then allow the President to be escorted to the airport and pay for him to fly out every weekend to his second home. Next, there should be a better outside agency to help with issues inside the company. Corporate corruption is bad and for a non-profit organization it taints the companies reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Mission

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

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

    Pros

    No matter what job you are doing at the institution, you realize the overall goal of hopefully curing cancer.

    Cons

    The work load has become rather difficult. The philosophy these days is do more with much less

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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