M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
3.6 of 5 242 reviews
www.mdanderson.org Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2014
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3.6 242 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

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

Ronald A. DePinho

(76 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A place ideal for those who are interested in academic career

Postdoctoral (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsHere you can work with smart researchers/scholars/clinicians, who may come from different countries and devote their lives in cancer-related researches. Meetings/symposium are held quite often, revealing new treatments/discovery. Academic atmosphere is very strong.

ConsSalary is limited by funding and mostly lower than expected. Also you can not stay in this position too long because it has a limit of years. Long work hours may be required, but it also depends on labs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Neither here nor there

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ProsThey have a powerful mission- making cancer history. It makes you feel like your a part of something huge, bigger than yourself

ConsBureaucracy, red tape, you could get in your work and just keep going 'cause everyone is too busy to stop for a minute. The skills are present, personality? especially when it comes to interdepartmental stuff?....it could be better.

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A state agent style company

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

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

ProsPay rate comparing to Industry

Conspoor management and communication to employee

Advice to Senior ManagementState agent outsourcing to India?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to work

Clinical Coordinator (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center for more than 3 years

ProsGood pay, Great benefits, Great retirement!

ConsCompany has a lot of organization politics.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe upper management should care more about the everyday workers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Instructor (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsNo.1 Cancer Center in the US

ConsThe whole institution is like in a communist country. Big, slow, low efficiency. And the HR workers always treat ordinary employees in a bad way.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm 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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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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Grand environment but enthusiasm is stifled by control-freaks

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

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

ProsMD Anderson Cancer Center is a grand place to work, lots of professionals just a phone call away, which makes collaboration easy. The benefits are great, the support from within the institution is great - from vaccination clinics to legal advice you can get support for nearly anything from MD Anderson.

ConsThe management is too controlling and the environment where I worked at was only interested in publications, not actual progress. Concerns about study design were not taken serious. Also request for cell/tissue services costing as little as 3$ had to be countersigned by 2 officials to be placed. More bureaucracy than need be.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive your employees more free reign. As a Cancer Researcher who has worked in several countries prior to coming to the US, I can assure you that this will give better results. Scientists are not worker bees but independent thinkers. The paperwork-load is too much to do on top of doing your research well.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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average

Patient Services Coordinator (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsPOPULAR FACILITY,NICE COWORKERS,PTO,FREE MEDICAL HEALTH BENEFITS

ConsDIFFICULT TO ADVANCE AND MOVE UP THE LADDER, TIME TO TRANSFER INCREASED TO ONE YEAR AND TOO MUCH RED TAPE. PAID PARKING IS THE WORST, OTHER FACILITIES PAY FOR PARKING FOR EMPLOYESS

Advice to Senior ManagementGIVE YOUR POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES A LESS DIFFICULT CHANCE FOR GROWTH, OFFER PAKING INCENTIVE AND STOP TAKING AWAY POSITIVE PERKS.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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