MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
361 Reviews
3.6
361 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 23 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A bureaucratic mess

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I can't really think of any pros. Some of the departments, such as cancer biology are somewhat functional.

    Cons

    Conceited faculty, slow management, poor quality research, lack of job growth, mismanagement goes to the very top

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    sr cytogenetic technologist

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3.  

    MDA Work Rates

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Time off, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    This company is not a good place to work for. There is no room for growth, limited access to excel and inconsistent work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    a big name for cancer research

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    good benefits and focused area

    Cons

    limited opportunity for growing research outside of your field

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful Program!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cancer Prevention Trainee
    Former Employee - Cancer Prevention Trainee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    A nurturing environment that is collaborative and encourages professional and academic development

    Cons

    Cons are that it cane be very competitive to join the team

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience

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    • 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
  8.  

    Program Coordinator

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    • 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
  9.  

    Good place to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 a 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
  10.  

    Great mission, challenging environment to get thongs accomplished

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 a 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
  11.  

    Rudderless, politically charged executive leadeship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Management in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Management in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    If you make it to the executive leadership level, there are very few checks and balances. Many opportunities to benefit personally from the institution given siz and lack of transparency.

    Cons

    Highly political. Loyalty rewarded rather than ability. Ethics are a punchline rather than a quality for executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let anyone from UT System or the Board of Regents investigate. What appears in the Cancer Letter or the Houston Chronicle is only the tip of the iceberg at MD Anderson.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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