Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews in New York, NY

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.8 147 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

Memorial Sloan-Kettering President & CEO Craig B. Thompson

Craig B. Thompson

(72 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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    Great place to work

    Session Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThis is a great place to work especially right out of college. There is always the opportunity to move up the ladder with most positions.

    ConsAt times can be stressful depending on your workload... but it comes with the package... most of the employees are extremely nice people.

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

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    An intense but rewarding job

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

    ProsThere is a lot of room for growth, not only in your particular position but within the entire organization. It is a bit tough to get your foot in the door, but once you are there, they consider you an investment and provide a bunch of different resources that can help you launch a career. MSK spends a lot of time and effort on each individual employee and although it can be a bit smothering at times, they really help you to hone your skills and you will definitely thank them for it. The jobs themselves are also very rewarding because you often have direct patient contact, whether its part of your job or just from walking around the campus, and it is gratifying to be in a place that focuses on giving back to people.

    ConsThe management is super, crazy bureaucratic and you can feel at time like they are stalking you and because they can use the "patient safety"rule (even when it doesn't apply), it trumps nearly any plausible explanation you could provide for some misdeed (ex: you arrive at your desk at 9:01 instead of directly at 9 because of a train delay or a broken elevator and you are considered late because it could potentially endanger patients that may be attempting to contact your office). The management also tends to be withholding with information, such as not providing you with an answer to an important question of yours until the last minute, even when they have the answer as a form of control. They also tend to squander a lot of time on useless things and schedule a bunch of ironic meetings, such as dragging you out of your office on a very busy day for a half hour lecture to discuss how important it is to stay on top of your work on very busy days. It can be a stressful environment sometimes because you can be criticized for silly things, like if they catch you checking the weather when you have no work to do during one of their surprise flybys, they will ask you if you are on lunch or using company time and then remind you that you are lucky that only they saw it because if anyone else were to see such buffoonery that you could misrepresent MSK to outsiders (which doesn't even make any sense considering this takes place in private offices), but it is just another way to control employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe upper management unfortunately has this perfect excuse to monitor your every move (especially when they don't like you or are in the mood to bully), which is that they need to ensure patient's safety and even though sometimes that gets out of hand, nothing is going to change about it. Unfortunately, that is the healthcare industry and if you just keep your head down and just roll with the punches and once you get the hang of it, it all pays off.

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

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    Sloan kettering, don't get disenchanted

    Research Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe staff is very friendly and there is a relaxed work atmosphere. Good work-life balance.

    ConsCommuting often to different locations and always staying positive when in a hospital or clinical environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure to follow up on resumes and keep to an interview schedule.

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

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    Mostly positive

    Research Study Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe hospital gives good benefits.

    ConsMaybe a little difficult to have growth or change departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I had a wonderful experience at MSKCC.

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery nice environment to work in and very nice people to work with.

    ConsManagement should encourage team. Far from train.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive each intern a specific assignment to work on while he/she is interning. It helps them feel like they are apart of the organization. They also walk away feeling like they've accomplished something other than data entry while interning there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Fellow

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosone of the world best known centers in oncology, developmental therapies, great in CV

    Conspayment as research fellow is pretty low, workload is high
    depending on the department interaction and work climate can vary

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Technician review

    Research Technician (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood health benefits and nice people

    ConsThere isn't overtime or weekend pay even though you frequently work overtime and on the weekends.

    Advice to Senior Managementna

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work at

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNice salary comparing to other hospital
    Nice people
    Good reputation

    Conslittle chance for promotion
    Really no other comment to say

    Advice to Senior Managementgreat job

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    Great company to work for.

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsI had a great group of co-workers who supported one another. I had a great working rapport with the various departments everyone was more than willing to go beyond the call of duty.

    ConsVery long hours with a large workload.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company with a wonderful mission

    Development/Finance (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsI worked for a couple of different departments over the last 6 years, but we are always reminded of the mission of the hospital, which is to find a cure for cancer.

    ConsBureaucracy can be a challenge, as you have go through different stages of approvals before getting anything done. But I guess that's is expected with a big organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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