M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
3.6 of 5 245 reviews
www.mdanderson.org Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.6 245 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

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

Ronald A. DePinho

(78 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Work-life balance, great benefits, opportunity to work with people who come different backgrounds"
    in 22 reviews
Cons:
  • "We had to pay for parking and in my opinion it was too much"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Some people have lost their jobs due ot poor management and budget cuts"
    in 7 reviews
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Great place for research

Research Intern (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center part-time for less than a year

ProsFriendly people, state of the art research facility

ConsAll depends on PI gaining funding for project

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

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Can't imagine a better place to work as a nurse

Clinical Nurse (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsGreat nursing culture, large hospital with many resources, plenty of room for growth within the organization. Best pay and benefits for nurses. Teacher's retirement pension plan can't be beat. Money for you to go back to school $5200/yr on top of your salary.

ConsDivision of nursing has been implementing some strict nursing policies on dress code and time and attendance. There is a point system for being late, forgetting to clock in, calling in sick, etc. If you accrue too many points it can affect your ability to receive salary increases and job transfers. DePinho has given MDA a very bad image. Tired of the negative press that he has brought.

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

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good company

Research Scientist (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

Prosgood benefit, good coworker and meaningful work

Constoo many politics, not depend on you capability

Advice to Senior Managementdon't kick out capable employee just becasue he is better than you

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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In pt pharmacy

Pharmacy Tech Inpatient (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsPto, ot, whatever shift depends on how strict they are. Get in good with charges

ConsSome don't like to do their jobs

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

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Great place to learn from the best in the industry

Laboratory (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsWork-life balance, great benefits, opportunity to work with people who come different backgrounds.

ConsManagement but only in certain departments

Advice to Senior ManagementTo the management I worked under, listen to your employees and be involved in their workflow to see what they do.

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

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Great place to work and learn the stuff

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time

ProsThe co-workers to work with them were very nice

Consthe salary was a little bit below the average market.

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overall good

Senior Data Analyst (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 5 years

Prosnice working environment, great work life balance

Consbeuraucracy, takes forever to get something easy done

Advice to Senior Managementshould provide free parking to your employee...

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

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Research Data Coordinator (Former Employee)

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center as a contractor

ProsVery strong culture and mission. Staff are motivated and involved in their work

ConsSome micromanaging and the quality of mangers varies by department

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center as an intern for less than a year

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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A place ideal for those who are interested in academic career

Postdoctoral (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsHere you can work with smart researchers/scholars/clinicians, who may come from different countries and devote their lives in cancer-related researches. Meetings/symposium are held quite often, revealing new treatments/discovery. Academic atmosphere is very strong.

ConsSalary is limited by funding and mostly lower than expected. Also you can not stay in this position too long because it has a limit of years. Long work hours may be required, but it also depends on labs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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