MD Anderson Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
311 Reviews
3.7
311 Reviews
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MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho
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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 25 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Job Opportunities within MD Anderson

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

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are great! Great job security!

    Cons

    If you consider applying at MD Anderson, consider to contact the head/director directly. The HR system is not well organized and they do not forward the appropriate applications to the directors/heads. HR is not well responsive and does not provide any updates on your submitted application.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be flexible! Appreciate your employers! Too much administration!!! There are so many administrators that are not doing anything - try lean management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Poor Compensation

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    Current Employee - Research Data Coordinator  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Research Data Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very rewarding to know you are making a difference in patients' lives.

    Cons

    Every department seems to be very tight financially. You can expect to be underpaid, and annual merit raises of about 1.5%. They also overload you with unreasonable amounts of work because they are unwilling to hire more staff to handle the increased workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more and be willing to invest for the growth of the department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Always being busy and having many projects to work on

    Cons

    Poor management and direction, often allowing customers to dictate IT structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Absolutely wonderful company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The best cancer center to work at. The research is cutting edge and everyone is passionate to heal.

    Cons

    Very competitive environment that can be stressful at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, Great pay

    Cons

    resource one is not an user friendly system

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work for first time job experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time

    Pros

    Get exposed t wide range of responsibilities and obtain skills. Plenty of opportunities to learn new skill and progress

    Cons

    Sometime the size of the institution can be daunting to adjust. One needs to put a lot of effort to adapt to a highly regulated hospital industry.

  8.  

    Generally good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Good compensation, ample samples, good funding.

    Cons

    very formal place for working.

  9.  

    Great mission. Lacks focus on technology.

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    Former Employee - Senior Data Modeler  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Data Modeler in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great mission. Nice pay. Secure job environment with nice pension benefits.

    Cons

    People seem complacent. IT job growth is slow. Not focused on internal development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on internally making use of all your data and expertise. Don't outsource it all. Figure out how to excite people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The people who do the research are passionate about the work. Employees are comforting and caring to customers and have a big heart. They are very driven to help with the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up with patience.

    Cons

    There are some employees so driven at their job that they are resistant to small interruptions. Some doctors can be rude, but most are not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to say no. Many doctors seem to be told so much that they balk when you tell them any form of no

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    M.D. Anderson is a great institution dedicated to curing cancer

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    Current Employee - Instructor Research Faculty Appointment  in  Smithville, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Instructor Research Faculty Appointment in Smithville, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable company with outstanding leadership and strong core values. Annual reviews foster career development. Institutional survey's encourage change as needed. Pleasant work colleagues and professional support.

    Cons

    Difficult to promote through the ranks in academia from postdoc to Asst. Professor, but opportunities are still available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Postdocs are a valuable resource, not just for the moment but for a longer tenure when given challenging tasks that are validated by appropriate title changes and compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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