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 19, 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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Pros:
  • "Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Work-life balance, great benefits, opportunity to work with people who come different backgrounds"
    in 22 reviews
Cons:
  • "We had to pay for parking and in my opinion it was too much"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Some people have lost their jobs due ot poor management and budget cuts"
    in 7 reviews
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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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M.D. Anderson is a great place to work and do research

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

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

ProsAccess to several different cafeterias, In place gym membership for all employees competitive salaries, with dedicated and hard workers.

ConsSome times political issues cloud the overall temperament of the institution. It is some times too competitive for newly established faculty

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

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

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

Prosopportunities to gain experience and to have a job with a higher purpose

Conssalary lower than same position at other organizations.

Advice to Senior Managementcommunication with employees and advancement is very important

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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So far... so good...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsContracting pays well and the stress compared to other places is little to none.

ConsFor contractors, you have to hope funding comes in for your project to stay on.

Advice to Senior ManagementHigher contractors as full-time employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good IT working Experience in general

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

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

ProsIt is a big organization, lots of learning opportunities

ConsCentral IS is quite a bureaucratic place

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Gave me a great foundation

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

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

ProsThey really build you up as a professional and give you the resources you need to succeed

ConsIt is such a big institution, sometimes it lacks intimacy with working with others in different departments

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent work environment

Public Affairs (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

Pros-Mission-driven: everyone celebrates and appreciates the hospital mission to "Cure Cancer"
-Salary
-Flexible schedules
-Employee health benefits

Cons-Limited promotional opportunities
-Must pay for parking

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Beautiful Buildings - do they always offer a good, solid career.

Project Director (Current Employee)

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

ProsFrequent positions, ( not all due to growth ), Patients are absolutely wonderful, brick and mortar nice

Cons-Hemorrhaging most experienced physicians- over the last few years - many leaving
-Lack of trust for many executive managers
-Benefits have diminished greatly
-Unsafe walk from -far away parking surface lots ( 2013 notices sent -employee's can't use their buses,once parked, MUST walk to /from car ( frequent auto pedestrian accidents/robberies )

Advice to Senior Management-Difficult Management structures- employee without a voice- fear of reprisal
-Physician managers - should have mandatory/ ongoing - management/HR education (prevention of HR legal issues)
-Departments with frequent (<5 yr period) staff turnover rates of 40-50% (Any single position title) HR/Legal should require- Initiation of external - independent management consultant review and Report forwarded to President.

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

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Very dishonest and miserable place to work

Case Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsVery good patient care and benefits

ConsThe level of stress and negative affects on your overall health aren't even trade offs for those benefits.
Managers are very dishonest and lack morals
It isn't what you know it's who you know
Parking is expensive

Advice to Senior ManagementFind professionalism and never let go of it.

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

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