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MD Anderson Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.6 288 reviews

54% Approve of the CEO

MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(91 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Work-life balance, great benefits, opportunity to work with people who come different backgrounds (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • We had to pay for parking and in my opinion it was too much (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance was not a priority of my direct supervisor (in 5 reviews)

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    I was unlucky, no where to turn to

    Research Assistant I (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGood benefits, nice environment,

    ConsI worked with lying, cheating, scum lab-partners. They lied and lied about me to the PI. I asked the department manager and my PI for an independent reviewer of my performance. Both denied me! my lab partners keps on lying about my performance and then the PI fired me. Their was no one to turn to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPLEASE allow independent reviewers.

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

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

    ProsGood health benefit and retirement plan.

    ConsIf you are in a support role, administration will support faculty over you 9 times out of 10. Different sets of rules for different employees. "Do as I say, not as I do" attitude with most management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Drastic culture change -a Me two- instead of Number 1/2 , with less quality and more desperation

    Program Coordinator (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGreat patients ,unfortunately very vunerable when they arrive and often bombarded with request to partipate in poorly written research studies.

    ConsHemorraghing experienced staff physicians- -left instituition last 5-6 years. Many research staff positions unsustainable, layoffs frequent (best kept secret) Ask many's ie.how many have been in position last 10years and why they are not there now.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a culture change, lack of respect for staff and ,rumbling , restlessness,increasing the last 3 years.

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

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    Implosion

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent benefits, however they are easily replicated elsewhere.
    Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance

    ConsPolitics and image trumps skill and work ethic.
    IT leadership lacks necessary IT skills.
    Vendors do most of the work and mostly they lack the necessary IT skills.
    Raises are below current national levels.
    Significant brain drain.
    Oppressive, indifferent, erratic management style.
    No vision.
    Poor communication.
    The employee is always to blame.
    No technical career path.
    Embarrassingly low morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on providing what is necessary now, not what might be the next big thing in 10 years. Treat people with respect. Provide incentive for people to perform. Provide challenging goals and corresponding work efforts. Stop micromanaging. Stop gathering metrics you cannot objectively interpret.

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

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    Beautiful Buildings - do they always offer a good, solid career.

    Project Director (Current Employee)

    ProsFrequent positions, ( not all due to growth ), Patients are absolutely wonderful, brick and mortar nice

    Cons-Hemorrhaging most experienced physicians- over the last few years - many leaving
    -Lack of trust for many executive managers
    -Benefits have diminished greatly
    -Unsafe walk from -far away parking surface lots ( 2013 notices sent -employee's can't use their buses,once parked, MUST walk to /from car ( frequent auto pedestrian accidents/robberies )

    Advice to Senior Management-Difficult Management structures- employee without a voice- fear of reprisal
    -Physician managers - should have mandatory/ ongoing - management/HR education (prevention of HR legal issues)
    -Departments with frequent (<5 yr period) staff turnover rates of 40-50% (Any single position title) HR/Legal should require- Initiation of external - independent management consultant review and Report forwarded to President.

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

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    Very dishonest and miserable place to work

    Case Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsVery good patient care and benefits

    ConsThe level of stress and negative affects on your overall health aren't even trade offs for those benefits.
    Managers are very dishonest and lack morals
    It isn't what you know it's who you know
    Parking is expensive

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind professionalism and never let go of it.

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

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    Do not let the reputation FOOL you!

    Senior Secretary (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsBenefits are excellent.
    iDeal discounts. We get discounts on a lot of services from Cell Phones Providers to Houston Zoo Admission price
    Patients are usually treated with the best level of care.

    ConsPolitics! Politics! Politics!
    Management very cold hearted and have no compassion for employees.
    Parking is way too expensive.
    Low morale
    Brown nosers' haven - your skills and work ethic doesn't matter here.
    Some managers are OVER PAID and are completely clueless about the roles of the employees they "micro-manage"
    High turn over rate in some departments due to poor management and operational flaws.
    HR does very little to help employees against abuse, harrassment and bulllyinf from bosses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease have compassion for your employees. I have never ever worked in an environment so hateful and cruel. Please pay more attention to the turnover rate in certain departments. That could be a red flag on how the department is being managed. Appreciate your good, hard working employees instead of giving top of the line priviledges to those who cater to your ego and bring you breakfast and lunch to get ahead instead of working for it. Learn the the jobs functions of your employees, managers should be able to cover anyone they manage in the event of an emergency or staffing crisis.

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

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    Great Care for patients, but horrible treatment of employees

    Patient Services Coordinator (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGreat benefits. Love insurance. Excellent Patient Care, and lots of Diversity

    ConsManagement and license practitioners stick together be it wrong or right. Not fair sometimes when it comes to employees who are the support staff, the ones actually doing the work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to effectively manage. Just because you're fresh out of school and have your bachelors, Master, etc, etc..... Sometime a degree doesn't mean you can perform you job correctly.

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

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    Unfair treatment of faculty members by senior management

    Associate Professor (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsBeing given the opportunity to take care of patients with complex diagnoses. Salaried position with good benefits.

    ConsFaculty evaluation process is unfair. Plans for improvement which were outlined in annual review were not carried out. Senior management is not transparent in their decision making which affects faculty members. Fair and timely promotion of senior faculty members not carried out. Unrealistic quotas set for numbers of patients seen resulting in diminished quality of care. I have been directly or indirectly involved as a physician with MD Anderson for over 20 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCleaning house of upper management and faculty members in leadership roles is in order. Their salaries are a drain to the MD Anderson budget. The majority of these individuals have high salaries & benefits costs when compared to other clinical faculty members. However, they do not contribute significantly to the revenue stream by seeing patients.

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

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    Not the place you stay for the long-haul

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

    ProsBeing able to work with such a diverse culture and help so many people

    ConsHR. Eventually you will have to go to them for some reason, and they are horrible, horrible people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair and stop trying to pad your paycheck with budget cuts. We employees notice.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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