Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
62 Reviews
3.5
62 Reviews
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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Dean Dennis S. Charney
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Located at the upper east side of Manhattan, it's only 5 mins walk from the central park (in 5 reviews)

  • Easy access by public transportation, good benefits and proximity to excellent collaborators in New York City (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, little respect for ones family & children (in 3 reviews)

  • Support staff are incompetent (lazy) and disrespectful (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work!

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

    I have been working at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good people and environment to work in.

    Cons

    Not all departments are uniformly run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to streamline certain processes to increase communication between different departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great, secure job

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

    I have been working at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Pros

    lots of places to move within the organization, great selection of hospital doctors, very humane.

    Cons

    its difficult to move within one train of thought, expected to bounce around departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fair compensation to employees for better retention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fairly uncollaborative and unfriendly work environment

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

    I have been working at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Pros

    Most of the academic programs are excellent and the school certainly has a reputation

    Cons

    The builds are quite old, I've rarely interacted with collaborative or friendly people, the leadership isn't great

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It is ok. Average.

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

    I have been working at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Pros

    Good location. Next to park.

    Cons

    Compensation is not so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice.

  6.  

    Great!

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

    I worked at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technologies, smart scientists!

    Cons

    Needs more salary appraisal, employee recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Management!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to be

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

    I have been working at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoy how everyone here is so nice and friendly. No one has an ego problem. It is like a west coast feel for an east coast school.

    Cons

    It is very competitive to get a spot because of the desirable location and culture. The school is very relaxed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are doing a good job. I could definitely see Icahn rising to the top 10 within the next few years.

  8.  

    Overall, a great institute for research.

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

    I have been working at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are excellent research labs in a variety of fields of study, which is conducive for scientific collaborations. Postdocs have 15 vacation days, plus 12 sick days. Postdoc housing is guaranteed.

    Cons

    Not all labs will adjust NIH postdoc salary to account for high living costs in NYC. Postdoc housing is limited to 3 years. The international office and graduate office are not the most well-organized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York, NY

    I have been working at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great facilities, great interactions, everybody is very nice and open

    Cons

    the cafeteria could be much better and cheaper

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience, Terrible Pay

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

    I have been working at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to strengthen and cultivate various professional and inter professional skills. Opportunities to contribute to scientific journals.

    Cons

    Compensation and management very frustrating. Can be demoralizing because difficult to please boss and expectations high. Hours long for too little money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great atmosphere, culture, and the benefits include 29 Paid Days off, but the salaries are below market.

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

    I have been working at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This all depends on which Department you work in but there are lots of good people to work for and with. The paid time off is easily the best benefit. Most workers work a straight 9-5 and leave right at 5. Central Park is across the street when you can get out for lunch in the warmer weather.

    Cons

    Again this depends on the department, but salaries are notoriously low and it is a hassle to get a raise or promotion. HR takes a very long time and also during the hiring process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find the promising employees in the lower levels of the workforce and devise strategies to incorporate them in long term plans of the Medical Center.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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