Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews in New York, NY

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 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.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    I enjoy working here because my fellow employees are hard working, around my age and are a pleasure to work with. Additionally, in less than 2 years, I have received a promotion with a $6 raise from when I first started so it is great to have a place where you can advance.

    Cons

    Be careful to read your contract when signing because the terms can change at any time and you may or may not know it. Example: You may have applied for and had been hired for a 6am-2pm job but your contract may say "subject to change," thus, if the company decides to make a 8am-4pm schedule for that same position, it may now be part of the contract you signed and you may now have to possibly work that schedule although that may not have ever been what you wanted when you first applied for the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent place to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ra Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Ra Assistant in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great benefits and training programs, a lot of upward mobility.

    Cons

    Disorganized HR department wish they would be more effective at reviewing applications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more timely with interview appointments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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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

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    An intense but rewarding job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physician Office Assistant II  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Physician Office Assistant II in New York, NY

    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
  6.  

    Overall a good place to work. Just depends on which department you work in and what you are looking for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sec II  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sec II in New York, NY

    Pros

    It is a great feeling to work in the #1 hospital for cancer care.

    Cons

    limited opportunities to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sloan kettering, don't get disenchanted

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to follow up on resumes and keep to an interview schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Mostly positive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Study Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Study Assistant in New York, NY

    Pros

    The hospital gives good benefits.

    Cons

    Maybe a little difficult to have growth or change departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I had a wonderful experience at MSKCC.

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management should encourage team. Far from train.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Research Fellow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York, NY

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Research Technician review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Technician  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Technician in New York, NY

    Pros

    Good health benefits and nice people

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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