M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
3.6 of 5 241 reviews
www.mdanderson.org Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.6 241 reviews

                             

52% Approve of the CEO

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(75 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great benefits such as: Teachers Retirement, free health insurance"
    in 20 reviews
  • "There is a lot of effort to provide a good work/life balance"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "PAID PARKING IS THE WORST, OTHER FACILITIES PAY FOR PARKING FOR EMPLOYESS"
    in 7 reviews
  • "High turn over rate in some departments due to poor management and operational flaws"
    in 6 reviews
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Horrible place to work

Research (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 3 years

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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Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 8 years

ProsExcellent company to work for, great benefits, tuition reimbursement, a lot of room for professional growth

ConsBig and hierarchy...too many politics

Advice to Senior ManagementHire within!!! GIVE EMPLOYEES OPPORTUNITY TO ADVANCE

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Good place to work

Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
Smithville, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent science and beautiful campus.

ConsOut in middle of nowhere.

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Great Job

IT Project Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 3 years

Proswelcomed, Family feel like environment, excellent place to work, large institution, Department willing to work with you to achieve your personal and academic goals.

ConsN/A, The job was demanding and therefore it require my dedication No Cons to report.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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High end standard in the healthcare industry

CLS Trainee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time

ProsLearn a lot from every where. The atmosphere is to push you going forward from the institution level to department level to team level.

ConsToo big, easy to lost, bad computer support if you are not patient care team like research. Traffic of course and hard to build relationship with outside of department.

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

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so far it is a good experience here for over 7 years

Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than a year

Prosa lot of labs to choose, relative good science, great enviroment and culture

Consno real big shot in cancer research field except the president

Advice to Senior Managementrecruit more big shots in cancer field

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

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Great benefits, always busy

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsLot of opportunities to get better

ConsBusy day, maybe little pressure

Advice to Senior Management1 more week vacation

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Neither here nor there

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsThey have a powerful mission- making cancer history. It makes you feel like your a part of something huge, bigger than yourself

ConsBureaucracy, red tape, you could get in your work and just keep going 'cause everyone is too busy to stop for a minute. The skills are present, personality? especially when it comes to interdepartmental stuff?....it could be better.

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A state agent style company

Applications Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPay rate comparing to Industry

Conspoor management and communication to employee

Advice to Senior ManagementState agent outsourcing to India?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great place to work

Physician (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for less than a year

ProsPeople stay here forever. It's a happy hospital. You work with people who are the top in their field almost all the time.

ConsIt is concerned with maintaining it's position as #1 cancer center in America. There is some beaurocracy with that. Health insurance policy is only ok.

Advice to Senior ManagementAn extra week of vacation, please!

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

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