MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated 29 August 2015
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  1. psc

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Caring Hospital that tends to all cancer patients

    Cons

    There is no cons of working at MD Anderson


  2. Wonderful people

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    Former Employee - CPRIT Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - CPRIT Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very passionate researchers, great opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours as an intern, stressful


  3. Reputation far exceeds reality of working there

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Co-workers who are truly committed to patient care. Seeing the impact you can have on patients and their families.

    Cons

    Low morale. Micromanagers who are focused only on keeping up appearances. Crippling bureaucracy that makes doing your job almost impossible at times. An HR department that is so large it is completely ineffective. Lack of parking. Very little work/life balance.


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  5. Medical technologist

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    Current Employee - Med T
    Current Employee - Med T
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    We have great benefits (insurance, holidays, PTO, education reimbursement) with friendly coworkers and flexible hours. We also participate in the Texas teacher retirement fund.

    Cons

    This job can be stressful and demands complete attention to details. More thimgs around the lab could be automated to increase efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Great job! The managers frequently hand out praise and show their appreciation for our hard work. If you're not getting praised here, you might need to reevaluate your work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    research is skewed

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    Former Employee - Research Nurse
    Former Employee - Research Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you get your exercise because you will be walking a lot within your work day

    Cons

    i felt that the research was skewed. the PI of our study didn't like any no as answers to their questions in their study so they made another coordinator go back and present the questions in a different way to the patients so that they would get a yes. I would also hear our PI in the workroom make fun of how the patients don't know what they are saying yes to but that as long as they say yes that she (the PI) is happy. She holds a big position in that particular department and I did not enjoy working near her.


  7. Research data specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, nice buildings and good benefits

    Cons

    The most bureaucratic organization in the world! little career advancement opportunities. Administrative has huge power

    Advice to Management

    Keep the talents


  8. PhD student complains

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great resources, top of the line equipment - Opportunities for clinical collaboration - Access to UT BCBS health plan

    Cons

    - Emphasis is on publications over actual clinical implementation - PhD students are very restricted in their opportunities. There are virtually no options for a PhD student to gain any non-academic experience (e.x., for industry jobs) - PhD students are considered "part-time" and are compensated for a nominal 20 hours a week, when, in reality, they regularly work 60 hours/week.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating trainees as if they are subhuman. You chose us to work here, to treat us with respect.


  9. clinical manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    salary,benefits, work environment, job placement,

    Cons

    work schedule, flexibility, advancement,


  10. registered nurse

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    patient care is good all around

    Cons

    no nurse autonomy for staff

    Advice to Management

    more nurse respect regarding staffing


  11. Helpful (2)

    worked in various labs at the academic research (cancer) level

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    Former Employee - Research Lab Coordinator in Smithville, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Research Lab Coordinator in Smithville, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    professional environment. of highly knowledgeable people. excellent benefits competitive salaries room for advancement association with clinical research at MD Anderson in Houston, Tx.

    Cons

    Located in a rural setting which required a long commute. Job security was based on grant funding. No guarantee for long term employment. Long/irregular hours due to nature of research



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