Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews in New York, NY

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
261 Reviews
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261 Reviews
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Pros
  • good benefits and great environment to work for (in 17 reviews)

  • Great Salary/ Great benefits/ Nice people to work with, very friendly (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • High cost of living in new york city (in 8 reviews)

  • MSKCC is on the low end of the pay scale and don't count on getting large raises/cost of living increases (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (psychology)

    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York, NY

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to learn from successful researchers in the field (e.g., grant writing); prestigious reputation to put on your resume/CV; livable salary (includes subsidized employee housing option)

    Cons

    Competitive culture; expectations are that everyone will continue in academia/research (with little acknowledgement that academic positions are harder and harder to find); little to no clinical training; as with any place, the quality of mentorship and postdocs' satisfaction/happiness with their mentor varies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Reputation; management needs work

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    Management need to let go of the power battle they fight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be compliant!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Programmer in New York, NY

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and great environment to work for.
    office culture and company values are better than most cancer research hospitals

    Cons

    there are not that many cons to describe except the fact that cost of living in New York City is just expensive. Subway monthly card and expensive parking. Housing is a big issue in NYC overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adept the cutting-edge technologies to compete with other institutions not just neighboring hospitals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Session Assistant II in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Session Assistant II in New York, NY

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Salary/ Great benefits/ Nice people to work with, very friendly.

    Cons

    Its hard to get in, need to know someone to get in.- No room for advancement in this position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Bioinformatics Scientist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place, Nice people. Work is interesting and you get to work on lots of interesting projects

    Cons

    Personal growth can be a bit of an issue since this is academic and the focus is mostly on Hospital work and projects for patients. Its hard for bioinformaticians to grow a lot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with excellent benefits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid company with long history of high-quality patient treatment and service. Great health (medical, dental, vision) and retirement benefits and vacation/sick time. Lots of locations throughout the state.

    Cons

    Strict policy on lateness and sickness.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Terrific benefits at this company.

    Cons

    Little chance for advancement in my field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work/ life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, expensive location.

    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked in the research institute doing bioinformatic programming. I guess it all depends on the lab you join more than the company. But many lecture opportunities, pay is good, subsidized housing on roosevelt island is nice and more convenient than you think. Weekly happy with free wine.

    Cons

    Expensive parking so prepare to take subway, about 15-20 minute walk to subway. Security in building so be prepared to wear name tag everywhere and check in but this is now the norm in NYC.

  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Session Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Session Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    An intense but rewarding job

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

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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