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MD Anderson Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
297 Reviews

3.7
297 Reviews
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MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho
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95 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.  

    A place ideal for those who are interested in academic career

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

    Pros

    Here you can work with smart researchers/scholars/clinicians, who may come from different countries and devote their lives in cancer-related researches. Meetings/symposium are held quite often, revealing new treatments/discovery. Academic atmosphere is very strong.

    Cons

    Salary is limited by funding and mostly lower than expected. Also you can not stay in this position too long because it has a limit of years. Long work hours may be required, but it also depends on labs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible place to work

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

    Pros

    They put the salary on their website, which is rare. Most companies don't do that. Also, the health benefits are pretty good, and it's pretty good job security.

    Cons

    Horrible work/life balance. Very hard to schedule off and LOTS of rules and red tape with employees. They treat you like a number and there's a lot of gossip, politics, and they will overwork you. All in all, there are a lot of other hospitals I would recommend to work for that treat their employees way better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listen to your employees. If they're happy, they will work harder. If you ignore their concerns or don't give them promotions/raises after years of dedicated service, it will show in their work. Offer more work/life balance and scheduling off should be way easier. Do NOT LET EMPLOYEES COME TO WORK SICK!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    M.D. Anderson offers many benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Data Coordinator  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Data Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    They have a great mentoring program, lots of opportunities for developing leadership skills, and the benefits are very good for an educational/non-profit organization.

    Cons

    There is a lot of red-tape in getting things done partially because there are extra rules as part of state government/University of Texas, vertical career moves can be difficult unless you are willing to apply to positions in other departments (straight promotions are rare)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent mission; challenging workload

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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)

    Pros

    Every 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Seriously 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Data Coordinator
    Former Employee - Research Data Coordinator

    Pros

    Very strong culture and mission. Staff are motivated and involved in their work

    Cons

    Some micromanaging and the quality of mangers varies by department

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Secretary

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Secretary  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Secretary in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for, great benefits, tuition reimbursement, a lot of room for professional growth

    Cons

    Big and hierarchy...too many politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire within!!! GIVE EMPLOYEES OPPORTUNITY TO ADVANCE

  8.  

    Pediatric Oncology was rewarding and it gave you many blessings to be thankful for in your own life.

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

    Pros

    Insurance Benefits
    PTO
    Many advancement tools for your career

    Cons

    Oncology burden
    Joining committees, pact's, to maintain a substantial great performance review

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To not loose sight of what nursing is really about caring, empathy, and a positive aspect to the patients and patients care. Not making about its just a job and financial gain.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Clinical Billing Specialist  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Clinical Billing Specialist in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    Encourage learning other skills or sharpening your current skills.

    Cons

    Slow salary increases for positions

  10.  

    Great Job

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

    Pros

    welcomed, Family feel like environment, excellent place to work, large institution, Department willing to work with you to achieve your personal and academic goals.

    Cons

    N/A, The job was demanding and therefore it require my dedication No Cons to report.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    High end standard in the healthcare industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CLS Trainee  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - CLS Trainee in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    Learn a lot from every where. The atmosphere is to push you going forward from the institution level to department level to team level.

    Cons

    Too big, easy to lost, bad computer support if you are not patient care team like research. Traffic of course and hard to build relationship with outside of department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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