MD Anderson Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2014
Updated 28 August, 2014
302 Reviews

3.7
302 Reviews
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MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho
Ronald A. DePinho
97 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Work-life balance, great benefits, opportunity to work with people who come different backgrounds (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • We had to pay for parking and in my opinion it was too much (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance was not a priority of my direct supervisor (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Into MK Ultra

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Practices MK Ultra in collaberation with other schools of medicine. Inhumane, unethical, derelict in spending of grant money. Then on the bright side they feed you alot, have huge extravagant blow out parties, take you out to eat alot.

    Cons

    They are all now from this strange Massachussets democratic mentality. If you vote Republican they will terminate you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your own damage control for when you get overhelmed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    M.D. Anderson is a great institution dedicated to curing cancer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor Research Faculty Appointment  in  Smithville, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Instructor Research Faculty Appointment in Smithville, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable company with outstanding leadership and strong core values. Annual reviews foster career development. Institutional survey's encourage change as needed. Pleasant work colleagues and professional support.

    Cons

    Difficult to promote through the ranks in academia from postdoc to Asst. Professor, but opportunities are still available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Postdocs are a valuable resource, not just for the moment but for a longer tenure when given challenging tasks that are validated by appropriate title changes and compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Division 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place for research

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people, state of the art research facility

    Cons

    All depends on PI gaining funding for project

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay,
    Professional people around you,
    creative projects,
    TMC lots of opportunities

    Cons

    work-life balance
    Some area not competitive as compared to ivy league

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not involved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good benefit, good coworker and meaningful work

    Cons

    too many politics, not depend on you capability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't kick out capable employee just becasue he is better than you

    Recommends
  8.  

    In pt pharmacy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Tech Inpatient  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Tech Inpatient in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some don't like to do their jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You get to work with some really great people. Great retirement benefits and pretty good work life balance if you have a good manager.

    Cons

    We're hesitant to do try new ways of doing things to streamline the beauracracy. Faculty can be difficult to work for. Administrative managers are more obsessed with petty rules than fostering the work and creativity of individuals. That's necessary for nurses and office support staff but not so great for professionals. New "open concept" office environment is not conducive to productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adapt to new technology and business practices faster. Encourage managers to use their discretion in dealing with work life balance issues.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to learn from the best in the industry

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    Former Employee - Laboratory  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Laboratory in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management but only in certain departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to work and learn the stuff

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time

    Pros

    The co-workers to work with them were very nice

    Cons

    the salary was a little bit below the average market.

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