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MD Anderson Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.6 282 reviews

53% Approve of the CEO

MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

(88 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 24 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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    Great place to work

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

    ProsYou get to work with some really great people. Great retirement benefits and pretty good work life balance if you have a good manager.

    ConsWe're hesitant to do try new ways of doing things to streamline the beauracracy. Faculty can be difficult to work for. Administrative managers are more obsessed with petty rules than fostering the work and creativity of individuals. That's necessary for nurses and office support staff but not so great for professionals. New "open concept" office environment is not conducive to productivity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdapt to new technology and business practices faster. Encourage managers to use their discretion in dealing with work life balance issues.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to learn from the best in the industry

    Laboratory (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsWork-life balance, great benefits, opportunity to work with people who come different backgrounds.

    ConsManagement but only in certain departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo the management I worked under, listen to your employees and be involved in their workflow to see what they do.

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

     

    Great place to work and learn the stuff

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe co-workers to work with them were very nice

    Consthe salary was a little bit below the average market.

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    overall good

    Senior Data Analyst (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    Prosnice working environment, great work life balance

    Consbeuraucracy, takes forever to get something easy done

    Advice to Senior Managementshould provide free parking to your employee...

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

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    ok

    Research Data Coordinator (Former Employee)

    ProsVery strong culture and mission. Staff are motivated and involved in their work

    ConsSome micromanaging and the quality of mangers varies by department

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    High School Senior Intern

    High School Intern (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    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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    Relaxed environment, but poor communication.

    Web Development Specialist (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsRelaxed environment, great coworkers, and a general movement toward updated technologies. Great benefits for full-time employees. Job security. My manager is awesome, very understanding and accommodating of a good work/life balance.

    ConsStill very outdated in many areas, poor opportunities for full-time employment or advancement, low salary range for full-time employees. Poor communication between departments and managers, very bureaucratic inner workings. Difficult change management system.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCould improve communication standards across departments and between managers.

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

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    A place ideal for those who are interested in academic career

    Postdoctoral (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    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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    Horrible place to work

    Research (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    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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    Excellent mission; challenging workload

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

    ProsEvery day a person who works at MD Anderson Cancer Center wakes up knowing they are going to work for a mission that matters. It is not about profit. It is all about curing cancer. Working in IT, I am not involved in direct patient care yet the leaders are careful to be sure we all have line of sight on how we contribute to the mission.

    ConsThe last two years have been a challenge with all the leadership changes and lack of staffing. Many of us are doing two and three jobs. The stress level is high and uncertainty is making it worse. We hear that this is the "new normal" but we cannot keep up the pace. Many are getting sick and quitting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeriously back-fill the positions. IT and other organizations are exhausted. Either trim down the projects or staff the ones being funded properly. We are staff for normal operations, not huge projects too.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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