MD Anderson Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
311 Reviews
3.7
311 Reviews
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MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho
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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.  

    overall good

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    nice working environment, great work life balance

    Cons

    beuraucracy, takes forever to get something easy done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should provide free parking to your employee...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    High School Senior Intern

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    everything it was just terrible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A place ideal for those who are interested in academic career

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

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

    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
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  5.  

    Relaxed environment, but poor communication.

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    Current Employee - Web Development Specialist  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Web Development Specialist in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, great coworkers, and a general movement toward updated technologies. Great benefits for full-time employees. Job security. My manager is awesome, very understanding and accommodating of a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Still very outdated in many areas, poor opportunities for full-time employment or advancement, low salary range for full-time employees. Poor communication between departments and managers, very bureaucratic inner workings. Difficult change management system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could improve communication standards across departments and between managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Horrible place to work

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

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

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent mission; challenging workload

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 8 years

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    M.D. Anderson offers many benefits.

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

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

    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
  9.  

    ok

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    Former Employee - Research Data Coordinator
    Former Employee - Research Data Coordinator

    I worked at MD Anderson as a contractor

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Secretary

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 8 years

    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

  11.  

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

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

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

    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

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