MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated 13 October 2014
Updated 13 October 2014
325 Reviews
3.7
325 Reviews
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MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
Ronald A. DePinho
109 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good place to work if supervisor is good (in 30 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 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Difficult to build career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Good benefits and time off

    Cons

    Ever changing environment; need to do many duties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a clear understanding of all departments

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work-life balance, good culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good culture

    Cons

    Very political environment in many departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No room to grow if the employee is not in the right group.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Facility, fame and good opportunity

    Cons

    Sometimes Bureaucratic. Not like an university.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grand environment but enthusiasm is stifled by control-freaks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Smithville, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Smithville, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    MD Anderson Cancer Center is a grand place to work, lots of professionals just a phone call away, which makes collaboration easy. The benefits are great, the support from within the institution is great - from vaccination clinics to legal advice you can get support for nearly anything from MD Anderson.

    Cons

    The management is too controlling and the environment where I worked at was only interested in publications, not actual progress. Concerns about study design were not taken serious. Also request for cell/tissue services costing as little as 3$ had to be countersigned by 2 officials to be placed. More bureaucracy than need be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees more free reign. As a Cancer Researcher who has worked in several countries prior to coming to the US, I can assure you that this will give better results. Scientists are not worker bees but independent thinkers. The paperwork-load is too much to do on top of doing your research well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    POPULAR FACILITY,NICE COWORKERS,PTO,FREE MEDICAL HEALTH BENEFITS

    Cons

    DIFFICULT TO ADVANCE AND MOVE UP THE LADDER, TIME TO TRANSFER INCREASED TO ONE YEAR AND TOO MUCH RED TAPE. PAID PARKING IS THE WORST, OTHER FACILITIES PAY FOR PARKING FOR EMPLOYESS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GIVE YOUR POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES A LESS DIFFICULT CHANCE FOR GROWTH, OFFER PAKING INCENTIVE AND STOP TAKING AWAY POSITIVE PERKS.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    State working environment, good benefit

    Cons

    political inside this hospital, expensive parking

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    INTERN

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. work culture is amazing.

    Cons

    There is no other issue apart from the fact that they did not extend any full time offer.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sick Days

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

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The insurance benefit is great, the pay is okay, they try to keep current with the market.

    Cons

    You can't really use your sick days. You have all these days but if you call in sick thats a point against you. The only time you can be absent is on vacation, but who plans sick days?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Honest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place for cancer innovation

    Cons

    Horrible environment to work in. Core values are not used by employees. Many employees are in positions about their pay grades

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be selective about who you hire based on educational and experience, not of friendships or relationships

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    To work for MD Anderson

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Retirement plan is the best thing that I can say at this time after being there for 8 years

    Cons

    hard to advance within the company, The recruitment process is horrible and they really don't respond to reasons why your application was not passed to the hiring manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lighten up and listen to what you employees are trying to tell you

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