MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated 10 December 2014
Updated 10 December 2014
340 Reviews
3.6
340 Reviews
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MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho
Ronald A. DePinho
118 Ratings

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    MD Anderson is not what it used to be....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    MD Anderson has some amazing employees. There are truly wonderful scientists, nurses and staff that give there all to the patients. However, these same people are overworked, under appreciated and subjected to hostile work environments.
    The pay is more than most institutions, but you also work more hours and often on the weekends. I had virtually no work/life balance.

    Cons

    MD Anderson is now just a business with a goal to make the most money possible. Patient care is secondary to the almighty dollar. Many department heads and senior management have no management skills. A hostile work environment could not even begin to describe what I was subjected to. Our department head's way of managing her staff was more than just unprofessional it was abusive. Many faculty at MD Anderson have left the institution already or are in the process of leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Poor processes, top heavy management with silo's and turf wars. Nothing done quickly. Don't bring your easy button.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and retirement. There are more resources(people - equipment and supplies) than the entire medical center.

    Cons

    entitled people. management passes on bad staff to each other just to get rid of the problem staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have MD's in charge, they are too competitive when it gets down to agreeing on any process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great resume builder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Variety of experience, career growth, benefits and retirement plan, great mission statement, surrounded by professionals and researchers.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, hard to get raise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great benefits!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Services Representative in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Patient Services Representative in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    A state employer with great benefits. A lot of opportunities with the right degree or connects.

    Cons

    Not all of the polices are enforced by every department. Some positions are held, created, or promised for people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great and lots of room to grow and meet new people.

    Cons

    Parking is a challenge, some people wait years before getting a space near their building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment to learn and grow

    Cons

    I cant really think of anything specific. People are warm and friendly. Never experienced any discrimination based on my color, nationality or gender, which is great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay as awesome as you are and keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love it, but looking to leave...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Administrator in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Department Administrator in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    MDA has excellent salary and benefits; I do believe there is opportunity to grow and it's so large that you can move to different a different department and have a whole new job and experience. People are great, patient care is beyond reproach.

    Cons

    ALOT of red tape, ALOT of policies and procedures that totally frustrate the faculty and make the job of dept. manager very difficult. New president and EVP-PIC spend more time on developing "moon shots" and "strategic planning" than actually getting to know the areas and figuring out the real problems. Morale is low and I would jump ship in a second if given the opportunity. Many world-class faculty have left and many top executives. Makes me fearful for what's coming up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and environment. Best place ever

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    hospital

    Current Employee - Rep in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Rep in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a Large opperation

    Cons

    The parking is a zoo / nightmare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up good work

  11.  

    Great benefits, but work quality depends on department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Some departments are really great and others are really bad. If you find yourself in a bad one you have to wait one year before you can transfer to a new department.

    Cons

    The budget has been so strict that they low-ball everyone on job offers, promotions and raises. When I was first given a verbal offer it was $10k higher than my written offer and I was told to take it or leave it. This same thing happened to my predecessor in the same position. I also brought in over $1.3M in grant funding during my first 6 months and I was only given a 0.5% raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so stingy,

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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