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MD Anderson Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 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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    Love it, but looking to leave...

    Department Administrator (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsMDA has excellent salary and benefits; I do believe there is opportunity to grow and it's so large that you can move to different a different department and have a whole new job and experience. People are great, patient care is beyond reproach.

    ConsALOT of red tape, ALOT of policies and procedures that totally frustrate the faculty and make the job of dept. manager very difficult. New president and EVP-PIC spend more time on developing "moon shots" and "strategic planning" than actually getting to know the areas and figuring out the real problems. Morale is low and I would jump ship in a second if given the opportunity. Many world-class faculty have left and many top executives. Makes me fearful for what's coming up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis company provides great benefits.

    ConsThe training is very unorganized. In the research department (Leukemia) people are unwelcoming and unfriendly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on your orientation and staff.

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    Challenging, inspiring work

    Communications Specialist (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsColleagues are topnotch and for the most part, generous and helpful. The institution's mission is clear, and every employee is made to feel that their contribution is important. Benefits and compensation are good. There was a strong sense of camaraderie on my team.

    ConsResources for training and development were sometimes hard to come by in my (non-patient facing) department.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage all departments/divisions to invest in training and development of their staff. It will reenergize employees who've been asked for years to do more with less.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very positive for a young scientist.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent, warm, inspiring environment. Researchers were very accessible. I was there when Ron Depinho became president and he seems to have a great vision for the hospital.

    ConsIt was a research appointment, so some weekends were spent at work, though that's pretty standard. No other real significant cons if you want to work in research.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unique. Cancer research and patient care focusing on all aspects of disease.

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsVast amount of resources both in terms of people and infrastructure.

    ConsBureaucracy. Very long process for everything.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it academic and don't turn it into a corporate entity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work, Great pay

    Consresource one is not an user friendly system

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Generally good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood compensation, ample samples, good funding.

    Consvery formal place for working.

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    Great mission. Lacks focus on technology.

    Senior Data Modeler (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGreat people. Great mission. Nice pay. Secure job environment with nice pension benefits.

    ConsPeople seem complacent. IT job growth is slow. Not focused on internal development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on internally making use of all your data and expertise. Don't outsource it all. Figure out how to excite people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, great people to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people who do the research are passionate about the work. Employees are comforting and caring to customers and have a big heart. They are very driven to help with the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up with patience.

    ConsThere are some employees so driven at their job that they are resistant to small interruptions. Some doctors can be rude, but most are not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to say no. Many doctors seem to be told so much that they balk when you tell them any form of no

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Professional

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGood Pay,
    Professional people around you,
    creative projects,
    TMC lots of opportunities

    Conswork-life balance
    Some area not competitive as compared to ivy league

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot involved

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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