M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
3.6 of 5 242 reviews
www.mdanderson.org Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.6 242 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(76 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Work-life balance, great benefits, opportunity to work with people who come different backgrounds"
    in 22 reviews
Cons:
  • "We had to pay for parking and in my opinion it was too much"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Some people have lost their jobs due ot poor management and budget cuts"
    in 7 reviews
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M.D. Anderson offers many benefits.

Senior Research Data Coordinator (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThey have a great mentoring program, lots of opportunities for developing leadership skills, and the benefits are very good for an educational/non-profit organization.

ConsThere is a lot of red-tape in getting things done partially because there are extra rules as part of state government/University of Texas, vertical career moves can be difficult unless you are willing to apply to positions in other departments (straight promotions are rare)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Secretary (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 8 years

ProsExcellent company to work for, great benefits, tuition reimbursement, a lot of room for professional growth

ConsBig and hierarchy...too many politics

Advice to Senior ManagementHire within!!! GIVE EMPLOYEES OPPORTUNITY TO ADVANCE

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Great place to work

Clinical Billing Specialist (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than a year

ProsEncourage learning other skills or sharpening your current skills.

ConsSlow salary increases for positions

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Good place to work

Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
Smithville, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent science and beautiful campus.

ConsOut in middle of nowhere.

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Great Job

IT Project Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 3 years

Proswelcomed, Family feel like environment, excellent place to work, large institution, Department willing to work with you to achieve your personal and academic goals.

ConsN/A, The job was demanding and therefore it require my dedication No Cons to report.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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High end standard in the healthcare industry

CLS Trainee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time

ProsLearn a lot from every where. The atmosphere is to push you going forward from the institution level to department level to team level.

ConsToo big, easy to lost, bad computer support if you are not patient care team like research. Traffic of course and hard to build relationship with outside of department.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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so far it is a good experience here for over 7 years

Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than a year

Prosa lot of labs to choose, relative good science, great enviroment and culture

Consno real big shot in cancer research field except the president

Advice to Senior Managementrecruit more big shots in cancer field

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great benefits, always busy

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsLot of opportunities to get better

ConsBusy day, maybe little pressure

Advice to Senior Management1 more week vacation

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Neither here nor there

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsThey have a powerful mission- making cancer history. It makes you feel like your a part of something huge, bigger than yourself

ConsBureaucracy, red tape, you could get in your work and just keep going 'cause everyone is too busy to stop for a minute. The skills are present, personality? especially when it comes to interdepartmental stuff?....it could be better.

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A state agent style company

Applications Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPay rate comparing to Industry

Conspoor management and communication to employee

Advice to Senior ManagementState agent outsourcing to India?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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