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MD Anderson Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 282 reviews

53% Approve of the CEO

MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(88 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 24 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)

282 Employee Reviews
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    Overall a great experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI've gained a tremendous amount of experience and met some great people. The core values and the attitude of most of the employees is a huge plus. The flex schedules are also helpful. Great benefits.

    ConsThe politics and resistance to change are ridiculous. The HR department is also not very effective. A lot of ineffective people have been brought in for jobs while qualified people have been turned down on minor technicalities. Also, they do not deal with "problem children" very well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop rewarding bad behavior and poor performance. Give management more control over who they hire rather than relying on ineffective computer-based "assessments".

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    Prosopportunities to gain experience and to have a job with a higher purpose

    Conssalary lower than same position at other organizations.

    Advice to Senior Managementcommunication with employees and advancement is very important

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

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    So far... so good...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsContracting pays well and the stress compared to other places is little to none.

    ConsFor contractors, you have to hope funding comes in for your project to stay on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHigher contractors as full-time employees.

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

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    Good IT working Experience in general

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

    ProsIt is a big organization, lots of learning opportunities

    ConsCentral IS is quite a bureaucratic place

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Gave me a great foundation

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

    ProsThey really build you up as a professional and give you the resources you need to succeed

    ConsIt is such a big institution, sometimes it lacks intimacy with working with others in different departments

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

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    Excellent work environment

    Public Affairs (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    Pros-Mission-driven: everyone celebrates and appreciates the hospital mission to "Cure Cancer"
    -Salary
    -Flexible schedules
    -Employee health benefits

    Cons-Limited promotional opportunities
    -Must pay for parking

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

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    Beautiful Buildings - do they always offer a good, solid career.

    Project Director (Current Employee)

    ProsFrequent positions, ( not all due to growth ), Patients are absolutely wonderful, brick and mortar nice

    Cons-Hemorrhaging most experienced physicians- over the last few years - many leaving
    -Lack of trust for many executive managers
    -Benefits have diminished greatly
    -Unsafe walk from -far away parking surface lots ( 2013 notices sent -employee's can't use their buses,once parked, MUST walk to /from car ( frequent auto pedestrian accidents/robberies )

    Advice to Senior Management-Difficult Management structures- employee without a voice- fear of reprisal
    -Physician managers - should have mandatory/ ongoing - management/HR education (prevention of HR legal issues)
    -Departments with frequent (<5 yr period) staff turnover rates of 40-50% (Any single position title) HR/Legal should require- Initiation of external - independent management consultant review and Report forwarded to President.

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

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    Very dishonest and miserable place to work

    Case Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsVery good patient care and benefits

    ConsThe level of stress and negative affects on your overall health aren't even trade offs for those benefits.
    Managers are very dishonest and lack morals
    It isn't what you know it's who you know
    Parking is expensive

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind professionalism and never let go of it.

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

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    You get stuck

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGreat experience and great learning opportunities.

    ConsPay and lack of promotions

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay accordingly

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    treated like a child

    Senior Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    Prosbenefits are very generous and top notch

    Constreated like children that must be watched and guided constantly - too much government red tape

    Advice to Senior Managementlet people do their jobs and not hover over them

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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