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MD Anderson Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 288 reviews

54% Approve of the CEO

MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(91 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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    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGood Pay,
    Professional people around you,
    creative projects,
    TMC lots of opportunities

    Conswork-life balance
    Some area not competitive as compared to ivy league

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot involved

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Can't imagine a better place to work as a nurse

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

    ProsGreat nursing culture, large hospital with many resources, plenty of room for growth within the organization. Best pay and benefits for nurses. Teacher's retirement pension plan can't be beat. Money for you to go back to school $5200/yr on top of your salary.

    ConsDivision of nursing has been implementing some strict nursing policies on dress code and time and attendance. There is a point system for being late, forgetting to clock in, calling in sick, etc. If you accrue too many points it can affect your ability to receive salary increases and job transfers. DePinho has given MDA a very bad image. Tired of the negative press that he has brought.

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

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    good company

    Research Scientist (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    Prosgood benefit, good coworker and meaningful work

    Constoo many politics, not depend on you capability

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't kick out capable employee just becasue he is better than you

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    In pt pharmacy

    Pharmacy Tech Inpatient (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsPto, ot, whatever shift depends on how strict they are. Get in good with charges

    ConsSome don't like to do their jobs

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

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    Great place to work

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

    ProsYou get to work with some really great people. Great retirement benefits and pretty good work life balance if you have a good manager.

    ConsWe're hesitant to do try new ways of doing things to streamline the beauracracy. Faculty can be difficult to work for. Administrative managers are more obsessed with petty rules than fostering the work and creativity of individuals. That's necessary for nurses and office support staff but not so great for professionals. New "open concept" office environment is not conducive to productivity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdapt to new technology and business practices faster. Encourage managers to use their discretion in dealing with work life balance issues.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to learn from the best in the industry

    Laboratory (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsWork-life balance, great benefits, opportunity to work with people who come different backgrounds.

    ConsManagement but only in certain departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo the management I worked under, listen to your employees and be involved in their workflow to see what they do.

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

     

    Great place to work and learn the stuff

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe co-workers to work with them were very nice

    Consthe salary was a little bit below the average market.

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    ordinary work experience

    Research Statistical Analyst (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    Proslearn a lot from the large biostatistician community

    Conssometimes, there is too much micromanagement.

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    High School Senior Intern

    High School Intern (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    Prosit suckedddddddd
    the administrators treat you like you're a kid

    Conseverything it was just terrible

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent mission; challenging workload

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

    ProsEvery day a person who works at MD Anderson Cancer Center wakes up knowing they are going to work for a mission that matters. It is not about profit. It is all about curing cancer. Working in IT, I am not involved in direct patient care yet the leaders are careful to be sure we all have line of sight on how we contribute to the mission.

    ConsThe last two years have been a challenge with all the leadership changes and lack of staffing. Many of us are doing two and three jobs. The stress level is high and uncertainty is making it worse. We hear that this is the "new normal" but we cannot keep up the pace. Many are getting sick and quitting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeriously back-fill the positions. IT and other organizations are exhausted. Either trim down the projects or staff the ones being funded properly. We are staff for normal operations, not huge projects too.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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