MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated 18 November 2014
Updated 18 November 2014
335 Reviews
3.6
335 Reviews
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MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good place to work if supervisor is good (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • PAID PARKING IS THE WORST, OTHER FACILITIES PAY FOR PARKING FOR EMPLOYESS (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance was not a priority of my direct supervisor (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pros include the ability for growth within the company and the benefits were great! Plus there is a gym that employees can use that is free of charge!

    Cons

    I hated paying for parking, that was my biggest issue. Also certain supervisors/managers do not want to see you grow so don't expect a hand out!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    MD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are no cons. This place is heaven on earth. You will never find a place like this anywhere else in the world.

    Cons

    There are no cons. Again like I said earlier, this is one of the best places anybody in the world can work for.

    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enlightening

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assist in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assist in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best place to come for health care concerns and culture

    Cons

    No room for growth, Admins haved started to clock in which causes deminished productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    sr cytogenetic technologist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Cytogenetic Technologist in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Cytogenetic Technologist in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    very good benefits
    state of the arts equipment

    Cons

    attendance policy is very strict / a lot of presure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    flexibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work is challenging, but great opportunities for growth. Pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    Politics and meetings. Depending on your own work-ethic, work-life balance can be challenging due to the number of initiatives the institution embarks simultaneously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base decisions on facts and core values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Program Coordinator

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work, great company values, the benefits are outstanding (best coverage, I have ever had)

    Cons

    personal growth is very limited in manager and leadership roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider promotions because you lose good and loyal employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Overall great benefits. Work life balance

    Cons

    The commute for me is too far, approximately 1 hr drive each way.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great mission, challenging environment to get thongs accomplished

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone knows the mission and is committed to it

    Cons

    Everyone has there own agenda that may or may not align with yours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on the details is needed everywhere

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of people really working towards a main goal of curing cancer. Many benefits for employees. Great working environment, campus and facilities.

    Cons

    Very challenging to get promoted within my department. Lateral promotions and transfers are easier to obtain. Parking in the TMC is expensive. HR and IT need restructuring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retaining talent is key to improve growth of any company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A business trying to mask itself as an academic institution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Smithville, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Smithville, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The staff in general are pretty helpful, atleast in the satellite campus at science park where I work most of the time. The talent here is great, and so is the student community. If you have a passion for science, this is a good place to be. Seminars are held pretty regularly, and the organisers invite a lot of reknowned folk to give talks. Time off policies are a bit weird ( in the not good sense) when you start off, but I've heard they get better with time. As always, if you're in the good graces of your higher up, you'll have more doors opened for you.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is stifling, even though the said bureaucrats try and help you out as much as possible. It's pretty evident that MD Anderson was designed/built to run like a business, but is trying to put on a cloak of being an academic institution. Also their new drug testing policy (effective Jan 1st 2015, MD Anderson is going to become a tobacco free campus) feels like management is going down a slippery slope. Also, new workers have to undergo a LOT of training in paperwork and in general, there are a lot of forms to fill out before doing anything - that too on software systems that were out of date in the early 2000's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline your bureaucracy and hire Scientists to administer scientists, not administrators. Lab techs and PI's appreciate it more when they are speaking to someone who knows the pitfalls instead of someone who sees science as a whole lot of gibberish.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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