MD Anderson Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
316 Reviews
3.7
316 Reviews
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MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho
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103 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good place to work if supervisor is good (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • PAID PARKING IS THE WORST, OTHER FACILITIES PAY FOR PARKING FOR EMPLOYESS (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance was not a priority of my direct supervisor (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    You hate it or love it depending on which department you are working in

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

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Health Benefits are great
    Salary
    They put into the teachers retirement and Social security.

    Cons

    Poor management
    Corporate corruption
    little job security depending on your position
    Some people that need to be fired may not be fired because they are female or black despite being horrible
    Promotion is mostly based on what looks good for the company as opposed to who deserves it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be promoted based on who is better able to do the job as opposed to those who have worked at the company for 20 or more years. Sometimes those individuals have poor management skills. Classes are offered but some individuals do not have the qualities or personality to be a better manager. Also during another recession the company should also cut from the top to save money. It does not make sense to fire individuals who are needed on the bottom, tell people who have traveling benefits they can't travel on the companies money and then allow the President to be escorted to the airport and pay for him to fly out every weekend to his second home. Next, there should be a better outside agency to help with issues inside the company. Corporate corruption is bad and for a non-profit organization it taints the companies reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Nepotism, Bullying, Sexual Harassment, Religious/Racial Prejudice, Retaliation for Reporting Compliance Violations

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

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits. Many excellent treatment opportunities for patients.

    Cons

    In the 18 years I worked at MDA before successfully retiring with excellent retirement benefits, I witnessed massive financial waste, nepotism, bullying, sexual harassment, religious and racial prejudice, and retaliation for reporting compliance violations. Additionally, the administration has been historically very poor with HR ignoring many complaints. Nepotism is rampant and there are the many inappropriate public displays of affection between employees including attending physicians who openly solicit personal relationships with other physicians as well as employees working under them including vulnerable new fellows who rely on these attending physicians for good reviews and future employment. I witnessed many examples of inappropriate public displays of affection as well as bullying and sexual harassment. I also witnessed compliance violations that, when they were reported, resulted in retaliation against the employee reporting the violation. I watched management in quite a few departments frequently abuse, bully, and harass excellent employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The administration needs to implement and not just give lip service to MD Anderson policies of zero tolerance for bullying, sexual harassment, religious/racial prejudice, and retaliation for reporting compliance violations The financial waste needs to be corrected before the institution has to close its doors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Mission

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No matter what job you are doing at the institution, you realize the overall goal of hopefully curing cancer.

    Cons

    The work load has become rather difficult. The philosophy these days is do more with much less

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    MD Anderson is not what it used to be....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    MD Anderson has some amazing employees. There are truly wonderful scientists, nurses and staff that give there all to the patients. However, these same people are overworked, under appreciated and subjected to hostile work environments.
    The pay is more than most institutions, but you also work more hours and often on the weekends. I had virtually no work/life balance.

    Cons

    MD Anderson is now just a business with a goal to make the most money possible. Patient care is secondary to the almighty dollar. Many department heads and senior management have no management skills. A hostile work environment could not even begin to describe what I was subjected to. Our department head's way of managing her staff was more than just unprofessional it was abusive. Many faculty at MD Anderson have left the institution already or are in the process of leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Pretty solid job

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    Former Employee - Clinical Cell Therapy Specialist  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Clinical Cell Therapy Specialist in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -The work was challenging, but not exceedingly difficult.
    -It was fulfilling knowing that I was actively saving lives with my work.
    -The people were mostly nice to work with.
    -Benefits were great.
    -Generally a laid-back yet productive environment

    Cons

    -The pay was much too low. This is the only real reason I left.
    -The parking situation was ridiculous.
    -The food was expensive and not very good
    -Promotions were difficult to come by

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people more, and give them more opportunities to advance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Clinical Fellow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Experience with complex cases is invaluable

    Cons

    Have to deal with politics associated with powerhouse academic institutions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer to the folks that carry out "routine" work on the ground

  8.  

    Great place for researchers ,not so for staff

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Systems Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Systems Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    this is a great place for faculty and cancer researchers

    Cons

    supporting staff are like second degree citizens here,maybe rightfully so.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great resume builder

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Variety of experience, career growth, benefits and retirement plan, great mission statement, surrounded by professionals and researchers.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, hard to get raise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Services Representative  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Patient Services Representative in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time

    Pros

    A state employer with great benefits. A lot of opportunities with the right degree or connects.

    Cons

    Not all of the polices are enforced by every department. Some positions are held, created, or promised for people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are great and lots of room to grow and meet new people.

    Cons

    Parking is a challenge, some people wait years before getting a space near their building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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