MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated 1 March, 2015
Updated 1 March, 2015
376 Reviews
3.6
376 Reviews
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MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good place to work if supervisor is good (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • PAID PARKING IS THE WORST, OTHER FACILITIES PAY FOR PARKING FOR EMPLOYESS (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance was not a priority of my direct supervisor (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome place to gain a lot of experience in your field.

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    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very diverse, benefits are wonderful and they work with your school schedule.

    Cons

    Too much micro-managing going on!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place for a postdoctoral fellowship

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    MD Anderson Cancer Center offers you the possibility of growing and interacting with leading edege technologies and new discoveries. Good work-life balance and benefits.
    International and multidisciplinar atmosphere.

    Cons

    Compensation is not too high , NIH standard , but enough to live in Houston
    Needed a good mentorship, otherwise there is the risk of getting lost since the institution is so big

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This was a great company to work at. They offered me a lot of great value and taught me a lot to work on the bench.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great leadership depending on who you work for.
    time off is lenient

    Cons

    hard work hours if in experiments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more about employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Md Anderson nursing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Magnet, stable, pay for school, pleasant environment

    Cons

    Competitive, no compensation for parking, pressure to go to school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good summer experience

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    Former Employee - Summer Research Scholar in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Research Scholar in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Such amazing research is done at this hospital. Great doctors and researchers

    Cons

    I found research to be a bit boring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Stable with great benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Patient Service Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Patient Service Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are worthwhile, time off is reasonable, and opportunities are endless if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Management isn't supportive, their expectations far outweigh what they are willing to pay and the office politics is far beyond what is necessary in a hospital for cancer patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more supportive. The people who do most of the work do know what is necessary to increase efficiency and if you want to succeed, I suggest you at least listen to feedback and give it some thought.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Research Intern: Great company, dedicated to their mission, but not always collaborative

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    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone works extremely hard; people will stay after hours to get their work done. Management is great and helpful (if not entirely present). There is ample growth opportunity so long as you work hard and get published

    Cons

    Group collaboration in the office is in short supply. Machinery is often broken, which makes it difficult when an experiment needs to get done right away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to start a career!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Plenty of networking opportunities, unfortunately hidden at times

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy for any little decision. Be aware and plan accordingly

  10.  

    Avoid the Institute on South Campus

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is NIH standards. Houston, cost of living is low. Can live very close to lab. Health benefits are good. No snow. Gym is free. Scientific Publication help service is free. Medical center is ripe for collaboration. Many well run core labs.

    Cons

    Parking your own car is expensive except on South Campus. Not really applicable to post-docs but Institute (South campus) offers higher salaries, but expectations are completely unreasonable. Don't suggest working there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately, discontent and some power struggles still fester at the very top. See newspaper Houston Chronicle for more information.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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