Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
269 Reviews
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269 Reviews
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering President & CEO Craig B. Thompson
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not easy to move up

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

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Loved my coworkers that I became friends with.
    Good first job experience.
    Great if you want to go back to school. Some positions have a lot of flexibility and even a 4 day work week.

    Cons

    After POA or SA, there isn't much room to go up. Practice Leader is all about who you know. You can interview until you are blue in the face, but they still won't hire you, they may hire someone that has 1 yr experience versus your 5. It doesn't make sense. There needs to be clearer expectations and not based on who you know, what fashion you were or how blonde your hair is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinical Research Coordinator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering

    Pros

    Excellent experience if you are just starting out your career, diverse experience in clinical research, toughest disease indication to work in

    Cons

    No work/life balance, senior management doesn't exist, everyone points fingers at each other and plays the "blame game", no accountability for anyone's actions, positions don't pay well, even for Sr. Management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good first job experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pathologist Office Assistant
    Current Employee - Pathologist Office Assistant

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering

    Pros

    The people I work with definitley make it a good working environment. I can't speak for the institution as a whole but specifically to my department. It is stressful and one in which you will have to put in a lot of hours. Overall it is a good first job out of college experience, one in which will help you narrow down your goals.

    Cons

    Stressful and long work hours. Many time work is not being recognized. Work space needs to be improved upon. Compensation is ok in comparison to the work load and expectations management wants from you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some advice I would give is to truly know what each of your employees day to day functions are.

    Also micro managing is never an effecient form of creating a thriving working environment. Instead it creates hostility and anger in employees and makes it seem like there is an overall negative attitude towards work. I truly believe every single person is caring and passionate about what they do, especially since it is about patient care. If there can be a more solidified way of creating teamwork, i believe this department can do better.

    Also listen to suggestions of employees and don't be quick to dismiss them. Instead of getting worked up so much about the small things, look at the bigger picture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Employment Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator/Junior Recruiter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator/Junior Recruiter in New York, NY

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Opportunities to learn about different policy and procedures within various department in HR.

    Cons

    Not many areas for growth, also not giving your the opportunity to expand your knowledge and take risk. Does not acknowledge your potential of do more and bringing forth great ideas in order grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Depending on the department you are employed.it can be a wonderful experience where there is the possibility of you mot leaving the organization. Where as, some department make the working environment hostile. These people are not respectable towards you or your and often leave you with a bitter taste in your mouth. I know everyone has different personalities but a person or people who are bitter makes going to work a heart ache. When management does nothing to curb the hostility. I do not expect to become best friends with my coworker but I do expect respect with the people I spend over eight hours with.. However, this does not pertain to the entire of HR Division

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    just my comment

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

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time

    Pros

    benefits are great, the company over all is good depends on the department you work in

    Cons

    low salary, no real raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put yourself in someone else place

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    POA Feedback

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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

    Pros

    great benefits , work life initiatives, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    I can only comment on the department I work in. We have had 7 employees quit or move on in the 2 years I have been here. Management in the department of medicine is atrocious - no accountability for when managers do something wrong or make a mistake. Anything that happens they always try to blame someone for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication needs to be way better, POA's have no say in work assignments/load, POA's are overworked and underpaid for the amount of work done, no significant raise unless you are here for three years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    POA position has a shelf life

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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

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

    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
  9.  

    Experience was pretty good within the company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering

    Pros

    Room for growth within the departments

    Cons

    Was told the turnover rate in some departments were high

  10.  

    You don't always get what you give

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY

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

    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
  11.  

    Research Technician

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

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time

    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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