MD Anderson Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
302 Reviews

3.7
302 Reviews
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MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho
Ronald A. DePinho
97 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place for I/T workers

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    Current Employee - Principal Applications Systems Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Systems Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salaries are very competitive, work environment is great

    Cons

    Very little in bonus compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear, concise policies, procedures and direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Unique. Cancer research and patient care focusing on all aspects of disease.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Vast amount of resources both in terms of people and infrastructure.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Very long process for everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it academic and don't turn it into a corporate entity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physical Plant Supervisor  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Physical Plant Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This institution is so family oriented and supportive on both a personal and professional level. It is also interested in helping you grow your career. Mangement is willing to listen to concerns and also great teachers and leaders. They have excellent benefits and work/life balance.

    Cons

    If I had to critique this institution it would be that it has so many facilities and is spread out to much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Absolutely wonderful company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The best cancer center to work at. The research is cutting edge and everyone is passionate to heal.

    Cons

    Very competitive environment that can be stressful at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, Great pay

    Cons

    resource one is not an user friendly system

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Generally good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Good compensation, ample samples, good funding.

    Cons

    very formal place for working.

  8.  

    Drastic culture change -a Me two- instead of Number 1/2 , with less quality and more desperation

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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 full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great patients ,unfortunately very vunerable when they arrive and often bombarded with request to partipate in poorly written research studies.

    Cons

    Hemorraghing experienced staff physicians- -left instituition last 5-6 years. Many research staff positions unsustainable, layoffs frequent (best kept secret) Ask many's ie.how many have been in position last 10years and why they are not there now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a culture change, lack of respect for staff and ,rumbling , restlessness,increasing the last 3 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    IT review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Always being busy and having many projects to work on

    Cons

    Poor management and direction, often allowing customers to dictate IT structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work for first time job experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time

    Pros

    Get exposed t wide range of responsibilities and obtain skills. Plenty of opportunities to learn new skill and progress

    Cons

    Sometime the size of the institution can be daunting to adjust. One needs to put a lot of effort to adapt to a highly regulated hospital industry.

  11.  

    Great mission. Lacks focus on technology.

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    Former Employee - Senior Data Modeler  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Data Modeler in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people. Great mission. Nice pay. Secure job environment with nice pension benefits.

    Cons

    People seem complacent. IT job growth is slow. Not focused on internal development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on internally making use of all your data and expertise. Don't outsource it all. Figure out how to excite people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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