MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated 23 April, 2015
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  1. If you want to feel like you're making a difference in the world, this place is for you.

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    Former Employee - Research Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great colleagues, excellent benefits, active effort to make employees happy by upper management

    Cons

    middle management likes the status quo, garage parking is costly, work can be emotionally draining if you deal with patients

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to the emotional toll the work can take on employees from seeing so many sick patients, develop a program to deal with this besides employee assistance, which is worthless.

  2. Principal Application Systems Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    We work in support of a good cause. In IT, you have the chance to be exposed to a huge amount of technologies.

    Cons

    Upper management (President, CIO, and the level below them) appears to be incompetent. Morale is horrible throughout the institution, including in the IT division. Changes are being made that make no sense, years of improvements are being undone. I would not recommend this as a place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making changes that do not need to be made. We used to be very good at what we do. Now no one knows what is going on.

  3. Awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Strong incentive to research.

    Cons

    Department service varied, HR at times was not very helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Add more intern programs.

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  5. A great place to work, but of course, not perfect.

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    Former Employee - Behavioral Science RA
    Former Employee - Behavioral Science RA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As a research assistant, MD Anderson had good working hours and a great environment among coworkers. Most of the employees are more than competent and function as a single unit despite its enormous size, which makes doing your job easier and more enjoyable.

    Cons

    While most of the doctors and scientists were perfectly friendly, some had either too big of egos or no management skills which made it difficult dealing with them.

  6. Regulatory

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    Current Employee - Regulatory in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Regulatory in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employee health and wellness programs

    Cons

    limited opportunity for advancement unless you are know someone in upper management.

    Advice to Management

    promote based on quality of work not favortism

  7. yearly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Up to the minute in cancer research and patient treatment.

    Cons

    Very large. Sometimes you feel like you get lost there.

    Advice to Management

    Management is too busy to contact their employees.

  8. Postdoctoral Fellow

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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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    there are good benefits- healthy insurance and paid 3 week vacation and 2 week sick leave

    Cons

    salary after first year determined by PI- not what NIH recommends

    Advice to Management

    Pay what NIH recommends

  9. Great experience as an employee!!

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    Former Intern - Student Extern in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Intern - Student Extern in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great community
    HR is awesome!
    Amazing coworkers!

    Cons

    Parking is awful. The commute to the Texas Medical Center in itself its crazy though, so it really is not a huge concern.

    Advice to Management

    While working as an intern, I would have loved to have the opportunity to meet more people other than the office staff. I think providing these networking opportunities to students will bring them back when they graduate!

  10. It is an okay environment to be in. Seeing that it is safe and a very loyal job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Two weekends off, vacation, pto,retirement, health benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay(9.03), bad management at times, low on workers so we do much more then we're getting paid

  11. PA at MD Anderson

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    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits, good working hours, world class facilities, research opprotunities

    Cons

    Large hospital system makes changing status quo difficult, terrible computer systems for patients records, billing, ect can cause headaches communicating between departments

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