MD Anderson

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MD Anderson Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.6 288 reviews

54% Approve of the CEO

MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(91 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 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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    It has been a learning experience.

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

    ProsYou get to help people through the some of the hardest times in their life and that is a great feeling. You are exposed to some of the greatest minds in medicine and research. If you pay attention, you can learn a lot about the medical field and how it all works and is run. You are also exposed to different cultures through the people that you work with and the patients that you meet.

    ConsThe politics are horrible and there is a strong hesitancy towards change. There are standards rules and regulations but everything is subject to managements discretion in the end. Sometimes that can help but for the most part, I've seen several people treated unfairly because of it. HR is not very helpful. Unless you are in a position that is on the medical side (nurse, mid-level provider, doctor etc.) there really isn't room for growth. Promotion/growth is not based on what qualifications you have but who you really know that gets you places. Salaries aren't that great either. Most people are under paid for the work that they do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a closer look at the work our employees do. Try to implement incentive programs and actively promote your stronger employees. This will not motivate others do work harder and better, but it will improve the over all quality of the departments and hospital as a whole.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Animal Resource Supervisor (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsThe benefits are good.. They pay is good.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to all the training the facility offers.

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    Job Opportunities within MD Anderson

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

    ProsBenefits are great! Great job security!

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Compensation

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

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

    ConsEvery 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 Senior ManagementValue your employees more and be willing to invest for the growth of the department.

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

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    ordinary work experience

    Research Statistical Analyst (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    Proslearn a lot from the large biostatistician community

    Conssometimes, there is too much micromanagement.

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    Relaxed environment, but poor communication.

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

    ProsRelaxed 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.

    ConsStill 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 Senior ManagementCould improve communication standards across departments and between managers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A place ideal for those who are interested in academic career

    Postdoctoral (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsHere 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.

    ConsSalary 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Neither here nor there

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey have a powerful mission- making cancer history. It makes you feel like your a part of something huge, bigger than yourself

    ConsBureaucracy, red tape, you could get in your work and just keep going 'cause everyone is too busy to stop for a minute. The skills are present, personality? especially when it comes to interdepartmental stuff?....it could be better.

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    A state agent style company

    Applications Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsPay rate comparing to Industry

    Conspoor management and communication to employee

    Advice to Senior ManagementState agent outsourcing to India?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to work

    Clinical Coordinator (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGood pay, Great benefits, Great retirement!

    ConsCompany has a lot of organization politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe upper management should care more about the everyday workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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