MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
360 Reviews
3.6
360 Reviews
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MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good place to work if supervisor is good (in 31 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 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    A state agent style company

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay rate comparing to Industry

    Cons

    poor management and communication to employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    State agent outsourcing to India?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Great benefits, Great retirement!

    Cons

    Company has a lot of organization politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management should care more about the everyday workers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    innovative environment, very good compensation, benefits, and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too much politics and bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the bureaucracy, too much red tape. Moral has declined significantly since change in leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    instructor

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

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

    Pros

    No.1 Cancer Center in the US

    Cons

    The whole institution is like in a communist country. Big, slow, low efficiency. And the HR workers always treat ordinary employees in a bad way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    treated like a child

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    benefits are very generous and top notch

    Cons

    treated like children that must be watched and guided constantly - too much government red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let people do their jobs and not hover over them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    You get stuck

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great experience and great learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Pay and lack of promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay accordingly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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

  9. 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
  10.  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grand environment but enthusiasm is stifled by control-freaks

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    • 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

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