MD Anderson

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Great place to work - But only for internal referrals - Outsiders don't even bother to apply for a job

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Research Fellow  in  Houston, TX (US)
Current Employee - Research Fellow in Houston, TX (US)

Pros

Good reputation as being ranked number one in USA
Lots of specialties
Good hospital for cancer treatment
New technologies
Sponsor H1B visas

Cons

Very poor management. Predominantly hispanic community. They spend a lot of money on buildings and useless meetings and conferences but don't even pay a little for coffee. Clinical side gets all the attention, research people are being exploited. Very low payscale for PhD candidates and post doctoral fellows. On-campus housing is shared with UT-Houston and there is a very long waiting list. Employees need to pay for parking.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Match the payscale for research jobs to national standards and compensate for annual inflation rates and rising market prices. Affordable on-campus housing is needed. Free parking for employees and trainees. Open all jobs to outside competition and be fair with the selection criteria. How will you achieve diversity if you do not recruit outside talents.

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Other reviews for MD Anderson

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    M. D. Anderson's mission is one you can be proud to be a part of.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Systems Analyst Services
    Current Employee - Manager, Systems Analyst Services

    Pros

    Growth opportunities are there if you are willing to reach out and work for them.

    Cons

    M. D. Anderson is a large and diverse environment, sometimes reaching across disciplines can be a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall I think you do a good job dealing with our economy. If I could fix any one thing it would be to help mid management deal with poor performers. These individuals are costly and diminish the moral of their peers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    an odd beast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    MDACC has great benefits, many interesting things going on, good work-life programs, and lots of interesting people to work with.

    Cons

    the bureucracy can be overwhelming. Since it's an arm of UT, it's a state agency; since it's a state agency, it's a huge bureaucracy. There are some 18000 employees so it can be tough to get to know all the people you need to know to get the job done well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to recognize that middle management needs more opportunities to make real changes. This might allow lower-level (non-patient-facing) employees to feel as though they are making more of a difference.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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