MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated 23 April, 2015
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  1. 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

  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  3. 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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I found research to be a bit boring

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    Md Anderson nursing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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

    Pros

    Magnet, stable, pay for school, pleasant environment

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    None

  6. Avoid the Institute on South Campus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

    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 Management

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

  7. 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

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

    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.

  8. Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposed to wide range of medical imaging

    Cons

    Compared to campus, it's more like a hospital.

    Advice to Management

    Less regulation on research

  9. Great learning experience!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They really invest in their employees with benefits like tuition assistance. I was still in school when I worked there, and they really wanted to make sure that I was happy and wanted to return to work there when I graduated.

    Cons

    It's a challenging patient population. Every floor was different, but the one I was on had very intense day shifts. I learned a lot through this, but it also made asking others for help more challenging because everyone had so much to do already.

    Advice to Management

    Consider hiring more nurses to help with the patient load.

  10. great hospital in the pass, and current

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    excellent medical service. excellent medical research

    Cons

    lack of energy.Quality of management team can not match to the standard of MD Anderson.

  11. Love working for company, but it's hard to get out of certain positions.

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    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great! Can't beat it.

    Cons

    I think in some departments management can be hard to deal with. I would have loved a transfer.

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