Memorial Sloan-Kettering
3.7 of 5 179 reviews
www.mkscc.org New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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3.7 178 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Memorial Sloan-Kettering President & CEO Craig B. Thompson

Craig B. Thompson

(79 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Ok Until You Ask For a Promotion

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent benefits, great salary, stable environment, friendly co-workers

ConsDepending on the Dept. you're in, it's very hard to land a promotion both within and outside of your Dept. Supervisors tend to hold people back and people of color (as hardworking and qualified as they are) don't move up at the same rate as people of non-color. There is blantant favortism and suttle racism. Oftentimes, you end up leaving the organization for outside opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat everyone fairly and equally. Promote people based on their merits--hard work and qualifications--not on the basis of how much they smile or suck up to management.

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Amazing organizational goals; questionable execution

Session Assistant (Former Employee)

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

ProsTightly-knit collaborative environment at the entry level, and the opportunity to help people. Firsthand experience with the pitfalls and successes of healthcare administration.

ConsExtremely repetitive work at a very high volume. Management is under-qualified, and lacks experience and leadership capabilities. There is virtually no room for advancement in this position, and you will often be treated without kindness by clinical staff and upper management.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote people who are qualified AND empathetic. Find a way to reconnect with your employees and your patients.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overall, great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsFlexibility, great reputation, great research programs,

ConsLow mobility in some roles,

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a chance on those you might not have considered

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Dissapointed

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

I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time for less than a year

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 company, awful management at Basking Ridge

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Basking Ridge, NJ

I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time for more than a year

Prosgood health benefits, decent hours, young people with drive working with you

Conslack of management skills - managers are not trained and do not care how you get things done as long as they are done. There is little pressure on them as all of the pressure falls on the client service reps.

Advice to Senior Managementhire managers who are capable and eager to learn the department.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time for more than 5 years

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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My experience was good yet micromanaged by supervisors.

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

I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time for more than 10 years

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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Okay place

Senior Research Technician (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time for more than a year

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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Great place to start...

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

I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time for more than a year

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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short with potential

Solution Architect (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering as a contractor for less than a year

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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