Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews in New York, NY

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
222 Reviews

3.8
222 Reviews
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering President & CEO Craig B. Thompson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have great benefits like accommodation which I've used the last year (in 18 reviews)

  • good health benefits, decent hours, young people with drive working with you (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Living in New York City is very expensive (in 6 reviews)

  • MSKCC is on the low end of the pay scale and don't count on getting large raises/cost of living increases (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    POA position has a shelf life

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    Current Employee - Physician Office Assistant II  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Physician Office Assistant II in New York, NY

    Pros

    MSK is an amazing institution to work for in general. The benefits are incredible, they have a very large amount of discounts to almost anything you can think of and they offer perks through the excellent work/life program. The people here (I can't speak for all of them) are for the most part great.
    The POA (physician office assistant) role is an entry level position and they have a very efficient training program that makes sure that you're completely prepared for your job.

    Cons

    When hire you they make it seem like the opportunity for growth within the hospital is vast. In actuality it's not. There are hundreds and hundreds of people that have the same title as you and maybe 10 opportunities for advancement. (Obviously those numbers aren't 100% accurate but the point is that the chances of moving up in the food chain here is slim to none.) While you do get a "raise" every year based on your performance, it's minimal and doesn't help compensate for cost of living increases in NYC, especially when the economy is so bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic when hiring employees about the availability of growth opportunities.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    You don't always get what you give

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY

    Pros

    Best Cancer hospital in the world and the mission is truly to cure and treat cancer in all its forms

    Cons

    It will depend solely on where you work, some areas are prone to promoting their people but this will truly depend on what level of job you are hired into. The lower the level the harder it will be to crack the ceiling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should receive mandatory yearly refresher courses and what it takes to be a good or ven great manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Research Technician

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    Current Employee - Research Technician  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Technician in New York, NY

    Pros

    The open design of the research laboratories fosters a collaborative environment between the many research groups on a floor. I never find myself without support or advice.

    Cons

    Surgeons tend to be overcommitted and don't necessarily make the best bosses in the lab. Attention is not not always given where it is due and as a result research efforts are hindered.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Dissapointed

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    Current Employee - Administrative Support Staff Group Leader  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Staff Group Leader in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great benefits, great coworkers / people

    Cons

    Management micromanages is inflexible and can be controlling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Uplift the staff, promote growth and development

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent patient care and research; success of growth strategies is questionable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Mission-driven and strong, universal focus on cancer. Aggressive growth plans and lots of available positions. Promotion opportunities vary by department. Pay well and have great health benefits.

    Cons

    Each department is managed independently, so interdepartmental career opportunities aren't a focus. HR and Administration are very political; promotions don't always seem to be based on accomplishments and fair assessments. The "open and fair" environment promised by Leadership is often hard to find. Senior management may look the other way and/or assume someone else is addressing the big challenges of aggressive growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to build culture and employee engagement along with treating more patients and opening new sites. Hiring many new employees who don't know and love the MSKCC way could make the place just like every other hospital. Then, the future viability as an independent center will be jeopardized.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    My experience was good yet micromanaged by supervisors.

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    Former Employee - Physician Office Assistant II  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Physician Office Assistant II in New York, NY

    Pros

    Very good health benefits, 403B, vacation

    Cons

    Administration tends to micromanage their employees, no consideration toward seniority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees will work better if there is not a supervisor/manager over their shoulder constantly. Trust works both ways.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Okay place

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Technician  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Technician in New York, NY

    Pros

    State of the art technology

    Cons

    Corporate Culture, not-so-flexible work timings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to start...

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    Current Employee - Physician Office Assistant II  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Physician Office Assistant II in New York, NY

    Pros

    great benefits and nice people, safe area, prestigious name

    Cons

    workload can become very demanding very fast
    salary is somewhat low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your disatisfied employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    short with potential

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    Former Employee - Solution Architect  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in New York, NY

    Pros

    management has the vision to succeed, has good talent in the teams.

    Cons

    micro management leads to delays, tempermental

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    process must be enforced and do not let the scope creep.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Study Assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Study Assistant II  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Study Assistant II in New York, NY

    Pros

    nice people and very intelligent doctors

    Cons

    NO opportunity for development and career change. NO major incentives to join. they dont value or care about good employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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