Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews in New York, NY

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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3.8 149 reviews

91% Approve of the CEO

Memorial Sloan-Kettering President & CEO Craig B. Thompson

Craig B. Thompson

(74 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    POA position has a shelf life

    Physician Office Assistant II (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMSK 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.

    ConsWhen 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 Senior ManagementBe realistic when hiring employees about the availability of growth opportunities.

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    You don't always get what you give

    Human Resources (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Technician (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsSurgeons 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMission-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.

    ConsEach 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 Senior ManagementMake 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.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dissapointed

    Administrative Support Staff Group Leader (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat benefits, great coworkers / people

    ConsManagement micromanages is inflexible and can be controlling

    Advice to Senior ManagementUplift the staff, promote growth and development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to start...

    Physician Office Assistant II (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgreat benefits and nice people, safe area, prestigious name

    Consworkload can become very demanding very fast
    salary is somewhat low

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your disatisfied employees

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

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    Okay place

    Senior Research Technician (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsState of the art technology

    ConsCorporate Culture, not-so-flexible work timings

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience was good yet micromanaged by supervisors.

    Physician Office Assistant II (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery good health benefits, 403B, vacation

    ConsAdministration tends to micromanage their employees, no consideration toward seniority

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    short with potential

    Solution Architect (Former Employee) New York, NY

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

    Consmicro management leads to delays, tempermental

    Advice to Senior Managementprocess must be enforced and do not let the scope creep.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Study Assistant

    Research Study Assistant II (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosnice people and very intelligent doctors

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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