MD Anderson

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MD Anderson Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 286 reviews

54% Approve of the CEO

MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(89 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance(in 18 reviews)

  • Work-life balance, great benefits, opportunity to work with people who come different backgrounds(in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • We had to pay for parking and in my opinion it was too much(in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance was not a priority of my direct supervisor(in 5 reviews)

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    Neither here nor there

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Great benefits, always busy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    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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    A great place to work

    Physician (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsPeople stay here forever. It's a happy hospital. You work with people who are the top in their field almost all the time.

    ConsIt is concerned with maintaining it's position as #1 cancer center in America. There is some beaurocracy with that. Health insurance policy is only ok.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAn extra week of vacation, please!

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

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    Business Analyst

    Database Administrator (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsCompany provide the career opportunity for us.
    Good retirement benefits.

    ConsMany departments have their small IT team.

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

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    I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 4 years

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

    ProsAs a research appointment, there is a strong motivation being housed in the hospital with exposure to patients and their families. The core facilities (sequencing, histology, vet med) are all top notch. The compliance and grant offices are responsive to questions and willing to help.

    ConsDepartmental support is variable. Adequate external funding is a must for continued work. Neither of these are isolated to MDACC, but both do occur here.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A state agent style company

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

    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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    Implosion

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent benefits, however they are easily replicated elsewhere.
    Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance

    ConsPolitics and image trumps skill and work ethic.
    IT leadership lacks necessary IT skills.
    Vendors do most of the work and mostly they lack the necessary IT skills.
    Raises are below current national levels.
    Significant brain drain.
    Oppressive, indifferent, erratic management style.
    No vision.
    Poor communication.
    The employee is always to blame.
    No technical career path.
    Embarrassingly low morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on providing what is necessary now, not what might be the next big thing in 10 years. Treat people with respect. Provide incentive for people to perform. Provide challenging goals and corresponding work efforts. Stop micromanaging. Stop gathering metrics you cannot objectively interpret.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice place to work

    Clinical Coordinator (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGood pay, Great benefits, Great retirement!

    ConsCompany has a lot of organization politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe upper management should care more about the everyday workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Medical Imaging Tech (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

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

    ConsToo much politics and bureaucracy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the bureaucracy, too much red tape. Moral has declined significantly since change in leadership.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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