MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated 31 January 2015
Updated 31 January 2015
362 Reviews
3.6
362 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Gaining good experience in Accounting while building good working relationships. Achieving good rapport.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Perks are vacation, holidays, chance for opportunity and advacement. Leadership is very important. Salary is consumerate with experience. Lots of different cultures.

    Cons

    Attendance policy needs to be restructured. Point systems need to be done with. Training needs more attention in all positions especially leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place

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    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive environment, collaborative environment, friendly.

    Cons

    Nothing jumps out at me yet, but I have been here less than a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much bureaucracy. The DISCOVER system is absolutely ridiculous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fellowship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Fellow
    Former Employee - Clinical Fellow

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Excellent education and chance to build a solid foundation/knowledge.
    Excellent mentorship that prepares for a future career.
    Great guidance and options for academic growth

    Cons

    Financial support for conference travel for fellows is limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best Employer Ever

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Best clinical learning environment. Highly patient focused.

    Cons

    i cannot think of anything in this category.

  6.  

    Good

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    • 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

    Pros

    Like a friend,you can learn some interesting pros.

    Cons

    Houston cost increases, parking is cost a lot.

  7.  

    People only care abt the money

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineering Specialist in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineering Specialist in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Helping others heal, meet people that are friends. Getting to be good at my field of study. Going o work there

    Cons

    System is not good. Nurse staff are mean. No communication with teams. No raise for me. Miss my family a lot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    research nurse

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    Current Employee - Research Nurse
    Current Employee - Research Nurse

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    great benefits and that's about it.

    Cons

    I have to walk outside from the garage to my building and we are not allowed to use their shuttle unless we are using it to attend a work meeting from one place to another. It's hard to walk a long distance outside when it's pouring rain and when it is freezing temperatures outside.
    my job is boring. no one else in the department wants to do it even though they all can. Lot of lazy people here in this department. certain people can leave early everyday but i stay late on most occasions which is causing me to look for other jobs currently.
    i don't feel like this is true research. we sway patients into signing a certain way…the way the doctor wants us. i will be writing the IRB soon.
    bad cafeteria food.
    walking from one building to another is a very long distance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure all employees are treated fairly. have shuttle accommodations for everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to start!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    great place to start your career (and continue!). great wellness center..its free. everyone seems to be nice so far and there is a lot of work to jump in on. you will not be bored if you work here.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive like all TMC organizations. Compensation could be updated to reflect cost of living increase in Houston.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider readjusting compensation to reflect the rising cost of living in Houston. Employees (non-physician) will have to move south or west to afford housing. this will cause long commutes and dissatisfied employees. The only other option would be to implement a shuttle service like Mayo clinic (Minneapolis to Rochester). It has wifi and is extremely discounted for employees. This would solve parking issues and decrease the demand for higher compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Pros include the ability for growth within the company and the benefits were great! Plus there is a gym that employees can use that is free of charge!

    Cons

    I hated paying for parking, that was my biggest issue. Also certain supervisors/managers do not want to see you grow so don't expect a hand out!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Love MD Anderson and Houston

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Company values, work-life balance, great core facilities, access to leaders in the field, access to numerous research institutes, access to patient samples, constant opportunities for seminars and training events, free gym, people in Houston are friendly.

    Cons

    Compensation, but I was a lowly GRA then postdoc so I can't really judge this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay postdocs more! But that goes out to NIH more than MD Anderson.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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