MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated 23 April, 2015
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  1. clinical bioinformatics and translation genomics

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    has a good reputation of clinical research

    Cons

    the working environment is less competitive

  2. Dedicated to producing the next generation of scientists

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    MD Anderson provides a wealth of opportunities for undergraduate students to obtain professional research experience, especially during the summer when students are searching for something to do.

    Cons

    This is a very fast-paced, professional research environment. You must make sure you are on top of your game everyday.

  3. Resume builder, but offers very low salary.

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

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work community, nice amenities, okay benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, parking is far from buildings and very costly, some departments are strict on clocking-in/out.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid micromanaging!

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  5. Great place to work.

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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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working for a great cause

    Cons

    Far from home, Typical corporate political red tape

  6. Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy working at MDA. Great benefits. Great people. I like the food and the feel of the hospital.

    Cons

    Management isn't the best. Some of my coworkers complain and are miserable.

  7. Great part time work available

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours were available based on the job

    Cons

    Management didn't support future development

    Advice to Management

    Support employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    It's all smoke and mirrors.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Best benefits in all of the medical center.

    Cons

    The emphasis on prestige through research has tripled the patient load which in turn has overworked and exhausted staff...almost to the point of costly mistakes. There's a reason MD Anderson is no longer #1. The turnover rate in most departments is ridiculous. Newly hired employees are left to fend for themselves without proper training. The 2-3% raise rates are laughable (maybe $20 extra a pay period), especially since most parking has increased by almost $50. The performance based bonus is a set-up for failure since more and more patients are unhappy with the care they're receiving. Morale is low and the pressure to perform on little support from management is high. Growth within the company is non-existent unless you're "in" with management. In the past 2 years alone, a number of prestigious executives and physicians have left the institution, some with little warning. Cutting costs comes in the form of not hiring qualified management down to supplies. Don't count on HR for help as the buddy system rules and cries for help have already been ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul HR and fix the obvious signs of failure.

  9. Great Benefits and lifetime pension

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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

    great place to work-

    Cons

    long hours
    expensive parking
    no overtime pay

    Advice to Management

    lots of Bias from upper management!

  10. Nice place

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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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive environment, collaborative environment, friendly.

    Cons

    Nothing jumps out at me yet, but I have been here less than a year.

    Advice to Management

    Too much bureaucracy. The DISCOVER system is absolutely ridiculous.

  11. People only care abt the money

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    Current Employee - Environmental Engineering Specialist in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineering Specialist in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Helping others heal, meet people that are friends. Getting to be good at my field of study. Going o work there

    Cons

    System is not good. Nurse staff are mean. No communication with teams. No raise for me. Miss my family a lot.

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