MD Anderson Cancer Center

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A dream place for cancer researchers

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

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

Pros

State-of-art facilities, exceptional patient care, very collaborative environment. People here are very nice and helpful. Great culture and diversity, good benefit. IT support here is wonderful. A lot of great researchers are here and many more are invited here for talk. There are many workshops and training opportunities for trainee.

Cons

Many rules here are stubborn and very complicated. Paper work is quite tedious and takes very long time to process. Sometimes you have to push really hard to get things done.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Simplify certain procedure like equipment purchase.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    anderson is the best place to work

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    I think generally this place is good for trainee

    Cons

    we are still waiting for more big shots

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Underpaid but Exciting

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

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of exciting things going on at MD Anderson. I liked the fact that I was permitted to go attend one of the many lectures and seminars that are going on a daily basis by the center's experts and guest speakers. I would have loved to keep doing it, but it is hard to make it. I left the job to go to pharmacy school.

    Cons

    Some of the bosses use you for cheap labor and don't teach you anything along the way. Try to get into a laboratory where there's a graduate student that is willing to show you some things. Some of the work can be pretty repetitive. But if you show initiative, your boss or mentor will probably allow you to run a couple projects of your own. Also, it takes awhile to advance in the company, and the pay is not always good. As a research assistant, you could eventually work your way up to lab manager, but now days it seems that they are looking more and more for MBAs and PhDs to run the lab.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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