M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
3.6 of 5 242 reviews
www.mdanderson.org Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.6 242 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(76 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Work-life balance, great benefits, opportunity to work with people who come different backgrounds"
    in 22 reviews
Cons:
  • "We had to pay for parking and in my opinion it was too much"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Some people have lost their jobs due ot poor management and budget cuts"
    in 7 reviews
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Nice place to work

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

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center for more than 3 years

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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Instructor (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNo.1 Cancer Center in the US

ConsThe whole institution is like in a communist country. Big, slow, low efficiency. And the HR workers always treat ordinary employees in a bad way.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo.

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

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Good IT working Experience in general

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

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIt is a big organization, lots of learning opportunities

ConsCentral IS is quite a bureaucratic place

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Gave me a great foundation

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

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than a year

ProsThey really build you up as a professional and give you the resources you need to succeed

ConsIt is such a big institution, sometimes it lacks intimacy with working with others in different departments

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

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Excellent work environment

Public Affairs (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than a year

Pros-Mission-driven: everyone celebrates and appreciates the hospital mission to "Cure Cancer"
-Salary
-Flexible schedules
-Employee health benefits

Cons-Limited promotional opportunities
-Must pay for parking

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

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Research Technician II (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for less than a year

ProsBenefits are essential for any employee

ConsParking is kind of expensive

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsOpportunities for growth are present

ConsOpportunities for growth are hard to come by

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Beautiful Buildings - do they always offer a good, solid career.

Project Director (Current Employee)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFrequent positions, ( not all due to growth ), Patients are absolutely wonderful, brick and mortar nice

Cons-Hemorrhaging most experienced physicians- over the last few years - many leaving
-Lack of trust for many executive managers
-Benefits have diminished greatly
-Unsafe walk from -far away parking surface lots ( 2013 notices sent -employee's can't use their buses,once parked, MUST walk to /from car ( frequent auto pedestrian accidents/robberies )

Advice to Senior Management-Difficult Management structures- employee without a voice- fear of reprisal
-Physician managers - should have mandatory/ ongoing - management/HR education (prevention of HR legal issues)
-Departments with frequent (<5 yr period) staff turnover rates of 40-50% (Any single position title) HR/Legal should require- Initiation of external - independent management consultant review and Report forwarded to President.

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

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Very dishonest and miserable place to work

Case Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 10 years

ProsVery good patient care and benefits

ConsThe level of stress and negative affects on your overall health aren't even trade offs for those benefits.
Managers are very dishonest and lack morals
It isn't what you know it's who you know
Parking is expensive

Advice to Senior ManagementFind professionalism and never let go of it.

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

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Difficult to build career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsGood benefits and time off

ConsEver changing environment; need to do many duties

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed a clear understanding of all departments

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