MD Anderson

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MD Anderson Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 284 reviews

53% Approve of the CEO

MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(88 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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    IT review

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAlways being busy and having many projects to work on

    ConsPoor management and direction, often allowing customers to dictate IT structure

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    High School Senior Intern

    High School Intern (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    Prosit suckedddddddd
    the administrators treat you like you're a kid

    Conseverything it was just terrible

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible place to work

    Research (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsThey put the salary on their website, which is rare. Most companies don't do that. Also, the health benefits are pretty good, and it's pretty good job security.

    ConsHorrible work/life balance. Very hard to schedule off and LOTS of rules and red tape with employees. They treat you like a number and there's a lot of gossip, politics, and they will overwork you. All in all, there are a lot of other hospitals I would recommend to work for that treat their employees way better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementActually listen to your employees. If they're happy, they will work harder. If you ignore their concerns or don't give them promotions/raises after years of dedicated service, it will show in their work. Offer more work/life balance and scheduling off should be way easier. Do NOT LET EMPLOYEES COME TO WORK SICK!

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

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    bureaucratic at times. Too much paperwork.

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

    ProsGreat benefits such as: Teachers Retirement, free health insurance.

    ConsIt is very sad when patients die

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful research, but horrible management and administration

    Manager (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsVery good salary,benefits,good retirement plan

    ConsAdministration and upper management have no level of accountability
    Staff is professionally coerced into meeting deadlines , management will retaliate if you try to defend yourself
    Half the people are unprofessional

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not give so much power to so few people -many of these administrators do not have a clue
    Hire people who have knowledge, experience, and willingness to work

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

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    Work with some amazing people, they are just not in the positions they should be...

    Supervisor (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsLove to help people; a lot of great people.
    Im not in patient care but I love just to help them find an elevator if thats all I do.
    Tution assistance.
    It would be the greatest place to work if the values of the founder were still echoing through the institution.

    ConsPublic image is only concern as is patient census with management.
    Creates motion to have motion regardless of wastes of ineffciency. Then as a result uses this platform to cancel benefits and payouts.
    Hr will not enforce anything, states "its managers discretion" regardless of the policy interpetation.
    Upper mgt is a,lways looking to penalize low level workers and strip benefits from them all the while continuing to take exhorbent bonuses and building totems of worship for all to see thier greatness.
    Class warfare is constant
    Wants to be the McDonalds of Cancer; have a treatment center on every corner.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am sure Monroe Dunaway Anderson is rolling in his grave at what has become of his vision. This used to be place where employees were the "heart and soul of MDA" but now thanks to upper mgt over the last few years every employee is looked at as a burder or a unit of labor. The disconnect has happened, employees are no longer appreciated;some depts attemt to do good but HR usual steps in and frowns upon it... Poll your support personell; they see what is really going on, get their opinions, ask them if they feel welcome. The view is quite different once you are out of the ivory tower.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sandbox or Playground

    Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGreat People and some departments are more efficient than others

    ConsIf you want to work in an environment where your have big brother and big sister and bigger brother and bigger sister looking over your shoulder - this is the place to be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse electronic means of tracking - software that is already available but then to keep group and individual records of the same information is not efficient

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

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    Lack of Growth

    Patient Access Specialist (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGreat health benefits and they pay for higher education

    ConsWorst Management, keeps a tight leash on their employees.

    Advice to Senior Managementappreciate your employees and treat them like people, not robots

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Director (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsThe mission of eliminating cancer makes one feel special and the majority of the employees are committed and know the mission. Great retirement plan.

    ConsExtremely political with doctors in charge with egos the size of Texas. The doctors are terrific physicians and scientists but that does not translate to knowing everything about everything. All the doctors have to do is whine to a higher up and they get there way. Bullying is rampant at the highest levels of the organization and no one does anything about it. Money is wasted through duplicate services and allowing the doctors to all have their own unique and customized way of working. The president and his wife plus the cohort of cronies they brought from Boston. The core values of caring, discovery, and integrity are just words and not practiced from the top down. The organization has degraded significantly over the last 10 years and has reached a crisis point.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a new president and vice presidents especially in patient care and administration.

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

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    Difficult to progress

    Project Director (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsThe teacher retirement system retirement plan - after 30 years of work.

    ConsLack of transparency. Lack of resources for projects. Lack of strategic planning. Lack of opportunities for meaningful training and advancement.

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

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