MD Anderson

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MD Anderson Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
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3.6 282 reviews

53% Approve of the CEO

MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(88 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 24 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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    Forgotten mission and core values. Arrogance is a problem.

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

    ProsDecent benefits, work with lots of smart, dedicated people. It is very rewarding to help so many patients in need. TRS retirement is great benefit, if you can sick it out.

    ConsMDAnderson, you aren't the only place in town. Get real. High level managers in it for themselves have discarded the core value: INTEGRITY. You still have many hardworking, dedicated employees to keep the place running, But even patients are noticing how you have slipped. Now it's just business. That is very sad. I am not interested in returning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntegrity, Caring and Teamwork has to start at the top. and be expected of ALL. You ave too many in high levels who abuse their power over others. MDAnderson, you are headed in the WRONG direction. Get your high level managers to practice what you preach and treat employees and patients right.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    its a paycheck

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Smithville, TX (US)

    Prosstate retirement, free parking, nice scenery

    Consair conditioning is too cold, no cell phone service

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Postdoctoral Fellow

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

    ProsI had the chance to work with smart researchers. The offices are big and quite. There is a fitness center for free for the ones who works out regularly.

    ConsCompensation is lower than the other places. Any paperwork takes long time inside the institution. The administrative personnel is not responsive to our concerns. Had to chance to see my advisor very rarely and briefly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCorrecting those: Compensation is lower than the other places. Any paperwork takes long time inside the institution. The administrative personnel is not responsive to our concerns. Had to chance to see my advisor very rarely and briefly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Needs to get up to speed with technology

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee)

    ProsDedicated employees, rewarding to work with cancer patients

    ConsBad management, things move too slowly, inconsistent management among units, departments, unsafe staffing, pay below national averages.

    Advice to Senior Managementmore accountability for managers, better staffing

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall satisfied but reservations about advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat mission, purpose and overall effort in hiring a diverse staff.

    ConsGreat job of hiring diverse staff but limited advancement opportunities for certain individuals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIdentify the "Behind the scene" employees and provide advancement opportunities for them while sometimes recognizing the need to overstep the limitations that maybe placed on them by the employee's immediate management...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I don't see opportunities for growth unless you are the lowest paid employee here.

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

    ProsGreat benefits offered to employees.

    ConsNot much room for growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are not a clinician, you get treated like a child.

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    uncaring

    Cook III (Current Employee)

    ProsYou get to help those in need.

    ConsThe work you do, if outstanding, will not be noticed or taken by management as they did it. Most people that don't do anything get the best reviews and those that bust their butts get written up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees about the problems they bring up and do something about it in timely manner.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Works dedicated people to death. Will it ever change?

    Hard Working RN (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsState benefits are good, teachers retirement, wonderful patients and the best cancer tx anywhere. Reseach is impressive and groundbreaking.

    ConsLow morale and finger pointing has replaced core values caring, integrity in past few years. Very political. Be careful if you cross the wrong person. People here have long memories and hold bitter grudges. Some senior managers have a different agenda and it is all about what you do that makes them look good. Credit often goes to those who take credit for it and actually did nothing to deserve it. Blaming is often the name of the game. It is a shame.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to front line employees and not just the top brass to hear what is really going on. Senior Managers need to work along side their employees some to understand what it really takes to get things done, how hard the work really is and how you expect way too much, way too often. Don't just talk about appreciation. Show it by treating employees better. Look at the great successes of more patients, more money coming in and positive treatement results, instead of reprimanding small errors that amount to a few dollars in comparison - especially when you expect perfection despite ridiculous workloads.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe place provides a great support to tenured faculty.

    ConsNon-tenured faculty has no opportunity for career advance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a big gap between the outside image and realities within the institution.

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    Great Pay, but weak management

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

    ProsGreat pay, and work life balance. You can work upto 4 days per week fro home if you are not in management. Great cafeteria with good food.

    ConsPoor management. Poor knowledge of IT. Too bureaucratic and too many meetings with no specific agenda. Managers don't work well with each other.

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate the bond among managers. learn the subject. No favoritism please. Set specific agenda for the meetings. Don't create too many layers of management

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