M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
3.6 of 5 246 reviews
www.mdanderson.org Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.6 246 reviews

                             

52% Approve of the CEO

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

Ronald A. DePinho

(79 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

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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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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Good work-life balance, good culture

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

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

ProsGood work-life balance, good culture

ConsVery political environment in many departments

Advice to Senior ManagementNo room to grow if the employee is not in the right group.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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!

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

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 8 years

ProsDiverified workplace. Professional environment. Talented co-workers

ConsParking! long walk to the office. Parking fees.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the excellent work and forsight.

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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Nice place to work

Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center part-time for more than 3 years

ProsNice place to work, Ranked #1 in Cancer Care

Consnot dedicated enough to education

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Do not let the reputation FOOL you!

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

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

ProsBenefits are excellent.
iDeal discounts. We get discounts on a lot of services from Cell Phones Providers to Houston Zoo Admission price
Patients are usually treated with the best level of care.

ConsPolitics! Politics! Politics!
Management very cold hearted and have no compassion for employees.
Parking is way too expensive.
Low morale
Brown nosers' haven - your skills and work ethic doesn't matter here.
Some managers are OVER PAID and are completely clueless about the roles of the employees they "micro-manage"
High turn over rate in some departments due to poor management and operational flaws.
HR does very little to help employees against abuse, harrassment and bulllyinf from bosses.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease have compassion for your employees. I have never ever worked in an environment so hateful and cruel. Please pay more attention to the turnover rate in certain departments. That could be a red flag on how the department is being managed. Appreciate your good, hard working employees instead of giving top of the line priviledges to those who cater to your ego and bring you breakfast and lunch to get ahead instead of working for it. Learn the the jobs functions of your employees, managers should be able to cover anyone they manage in the event of an emergency or staffing crisis.

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

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Good company to work with

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

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

ProsFacility, fame and good opportunity

ConsSometimes Bureaucratic. Not like an university.

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

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bureaucratic at times. Too much paperwork.

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

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat benefits such as: Teachers Retirement, free health insurance.

ConsIt is very sad when patients die

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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