MD Anderson Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
310 Reviews
3.7
310 Reviews
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MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho
Ronald A. DePinho
102 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I was unlucky, no where to turn to

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant I  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant I in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice environment,

    Cons

    I worked with lying, cheating, scum lab-partners. They lied and lied about me to the PI. I asked the department manager and my PI for an independent reviewer of my performance. Both denied me! my lab partners keps on lying about my performance and then the PI fired me. Their was no one to turn to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PLEASE allow independent reviewers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall it was a good experience. The place is extremely political so you need to know office politics.

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Animal Resource Supervisor  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Animal Resource Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits are good.. They pay is good.

    Cons

    Politics and other hassles of the med center. Parking!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to all the training the facility offers.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, inspiring work

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    Former Employee - Communications Specialist  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Colleagues are topnotch and for the most part, generous and helpful. The institution's mission is clear, and every employee is made to feel that their contribution is important. Benefits and compensation are good. There was a strong sense of camaraderie on my team.

    Cons

    Resources for training and development were sometimes hard to come by in my (non-patient facing) department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage all departments/divisions to invest in training and development of their staff. It will reenergize employees who've been asked for years to do more with less.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very positive for a young scientist.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Excellent, warm, inspiring environment. Researchers were very accessible. I was there when Ron Depinho became president and he seems to have a great vision for the hospital.

    Cons

    It was a research appointment, so some weekends were spent at work, though that's pretty standard. No other real significant cons if you want to work in research.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place for I/T workers

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    Current Employee - Principal Applications Systems Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Systems Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salaries are very competitive, work environment is great

    Cons

    Very little in bonus compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear, concise policies, procedures and direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Unique. Cancer research and patient care focusing on all aspects of disease.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Vast amount of resources both in terms of people and infrastructure.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Very long process for everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it academic and don't turn it into a corporate entity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Administrative Assistant

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good health benefit and retirement plan.

    Cons

    If you are in a support role, administration will support faculty over you 9 times out of 10. Different sets of rules for different employees. "Do as I say, not as I do" attitude with most management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Physical Plant Supervisor  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Physical Plant Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This institution is so family oriented and supportive on both a personal and professional level. It is also interested in helping you grow your career. Mangement is willing to listen to concerns and also great teachers and leaders. They have excellent benefits and work/life balance.

    Cons

    If I had to critique this institution it would be that it has so many facilities and is spread out to much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Job Opportunities within MD Anderson

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are great! Great job security!

    Cons

    If you consider applying at MD Anderson, consider to contact the head/director directly. The HR system is not well organized and they do not forward the appropriate applications to the directors/heads. HR is not well responsive and does not provide any updates on your submitted application.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be flexible! Appreciate your employers! Too much administration!!! There are so many administrators that are not doing anything - try lean management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Poor Compensation

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    Current Employee - Research Data Coordinator  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Research Data Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very rewarding to know you are making a difference in patients' lives.

    Cons

    Every department seems to be very tight financially. You can expect to be underpaid, and annual merit raises of about 1.5%. They also overload you with unreasonable amounts of work because they are unwilling to hire more staff to handle the increased workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more and be willing to invest for the growth of the department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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