MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated 15 April 2015
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Magnet, stable, pay for school, pleasant environment

    Cons

    Competitive, no compensation for parking, pressure to go to school

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Avoid the Institute on South Campus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is NIH standards. Houston, cost of living is low. Can live very close to lab. Health benefits are good. No snow. Gym is free. Scientific Publication help service is free. Medical center is ripe for collaboration. Many well run core labs.

    Cons

    Parking your own car is expensive except on South Campus. Not really applicable to post-docs but Institute (South campus) offers higher salaries, but expectations are completely unreasonable. Don't suggest working there!

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately, discontent and some power struggles still fester at the very top. See newspaper Houston Chronicle for more information.

  3. Research Intern: Great company, dedicated to their mission, but not always collaborative

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone works extremely hard; people will stay after hours to get their work done. Management is great and helpful (if not entirely present). There is ample growth opportunity so long as you work hard and get published

    Cons

    Group collaboration in the office is in short supply. Machinery is often broken, which makes it difficult when an experiment needs to get done right away.

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  5. Graduate Research Assistant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposed to wide range of medical imaging

    Cons

    Compared to campus, it's more like a hospital.

    Advice to Management

    Less regulation on research

  6. Great learning experience!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They really invest in their employees with benefits like tuition assistance. I was still in school when I worked there, and they really wanted to make sure that I was happy and wanted to return to work there when I graduated.

    Cons

    It's a challenging patient population. Every floor was different, but the one I was on had very intense day shifts. I learned a lot through this, but it also made asking others for help more challenging because everyone had so much to do already.

    Advice to Management

    Consider hiring more nurses to help with the patient load.

  7. great hospital in the pass, and current

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    excellent medical service. excellent medical research

    Cons

    lack of energy.Quality of management team can not match to the standard of MD Anderson.

  8. Love working for company, but it's hard to get out of certain positions.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great! Can't beat it.

    Cons

    I think in some departments management can be hard to deal with. I would have loved a transfer.

  9. Good employer. Bureaucracy and red tape slows things down

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good employer. Great co workers

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and red tape slows things down

  10. Intern Position Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The office culture was great, flexibility in work hours, benefits and overall atmosphere were great. Facilities provided within the campus are great, and convenient location.

    Cons

    Nothing really that I can think off the top of my head. The training videos were somewhat annoying, and not really relevant to my work itself.

  11. excellent place to work, great people and hours

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Had the ability to make my schedule

    Cons

    you have to deal with a lot of stress factors that come with working for a hospital

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