M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
3.6 of 5 245 reviews
www.mdanderson.org Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.6 245 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

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

Ronald A. DePinho

(78 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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High School Intern (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center as an intern for less than a year

Prosit suckedddddddd
the administrators treat you like you're a kid

Conseverything it was just terrible

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible place to work

Research (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsThey put the salary on their website, which is rare. Most companies don't do that. Also, the health benefits are pretty good, and it's pretty good job security.

ConsHorrible work/life balance. Very hard to schedule off and LOTS of rules and red tape with employees. They treat you like a number and there's a lot of gossip, politics, and they will overwork you. All in all, there are a lot of other hospitals I would recommend to work for that treat their employees way better.

Advice to Senior ManagementActually listen to your employees. If they're happy, they will work harder. If you ignore their concerns or don't give them promotions/raises after years of dedicated service, it will show in their work. Offer more work/life balance and scheduling off should be way easier. Do NOT LET EMPLOYEES COME TO WORK SICK!

No, I would not 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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Work with some amazing people, they are just not in the positions they should be...

Supervisor (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsLove to help people; a lot of great people.
Im not in patient care but I love just to help them find an elevator if thats all I do.
Tution assistance.
It would be the greatest place to work if the values of the founder were still echoing through the institution.

ConsPublic image is only concern as is patient census with management.
Creates motion to have motion regardless of wastes of ineffciency. Then as a result uses this platform to cancel benefits and payouts.
Hr will not enforce anything, states "its managers discretion" regardless of the policy interpetation.
Upper mgt is a,lways looking to penalize low level workers and strip benefits from them all the while continuing to take exhorbent bonuses and building totems of worship for all to see thier greatness.
Class warfare is constant
Wants to be the McDonalds of Cancer; have a treatment center on every corner.

Advice to Senior ManagementI am sure Monroe Dunaway Anderson is rolling in his grave at what has become of his vision. This used to be place where employees were the "heart and soul of MDA" but now thanks to upper mgt over the last few years every employee is looked at as a burder or a unit of labor. The disconnect has happened, employees are no longer appreciated;some depts attemt to do good but HR usual steps in and frowns upon it... Poll your support personell; they see what is really going on, get their opinions, ask them if they feel welcome. The view is quite different once you are out of the ivory tower.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sandbox or Playground

Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsGreat People and some departments are more efficient than others

ConsIf you want to work in an environment where your have big brother and big sister and bigger brother and bigger sister looking over your shoulder - this is the place to be.

Advice to Senior ManagementUse electronic means of tracking - software that is already available but then to keep group and individual records of the same information is not efficient

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

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Lack of Growth

Patient Access Specialist (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsGreat health benefits and they pay for higher education

ConsWorst Management, keeps a tight leash on their employees.

Advice to Senior Managementappreciate your employees and treat them like people, not robots

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Project Director (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsThe mission of eliminating cancer makes one feel special and the majority of the employees are committed and know the mission. Great retirement plan.

ConsExtremely political with doctors in charge with egos the size of Texas. The doctors are terrific physicians and scientists but that does not translate to knowing everything about everything. All the doctors have to do is whine to a higher up and they get there way. Bullying is rampant at the highest levels of the organization and no one does anything about it. Money is wasted through duplicate services and allowing the doctors to all have their own unique and customized way of working. The president and his wife plus the cohort of cronies they brought from Boston. The core values of caring, discovery, and integrity are just words and not practiced from the top down. The organization has degraded significantly over the last 10 years and has reached a crisis point.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a new president and vice presidents especially in patient care and administration.

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 progress

Project Director (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsThe teacher retirement system retirement plan - after 30 years of work.

ConsLack of transparency. Lack of resources for projects. Lack of strategic planning. Lack of opportunities for meaningful training and advancement.

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

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Forgotten mission and core values. Arrogance is a problem.

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

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

ProsDecent benefits, work with lots of smart, dedicated people. It is very rewarding to help so many patients in need. TRS retirement is great benefit, if you can sick it out.

ConsMDAnderson, you aren't the only place in town. Get real. High level managers in it for themselves have discarded the core value: INTEGRITY. You still have many hardworking, dedicated employees to keep the place running, But even patients are noticing how you have slipped. Now it's just business. That is very sad. I am not interested in returning.

Advice to Senior ManagementIntegrity, Caring and Teamwork has to start at the top. and be expected of ALL. You ave too many in high levels who abuse their power over others. MDAnderson, you are headed in the WRONG direction. Get your high level managers to practice what you preach and treat employees and patients right.

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

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its a paycheck

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Smithville, TX (US)

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

Prosstate retirement, free parking, nice scenery

Consair conditioning is too cold, no cell phone service

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

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