Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
232 Reviews
3.8
232 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.  

    Session Assistant

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a great way to meet nice people in your 20s/30s. You learn a lot about cancer care and establish connections with patients. You can't bring work home and are not expected to check your email when you are not at work. They pay for overtime. Great health benefits and plenty of vacation time. Coworkers are helpful.

    Cons

    Doctors can be moody. I would like to be paid more, seems like the managers demand more and more out of us but our pay stays the same. Your raise is based on a 'performance appraisal' which is a scale of 1-5, it is impossible to get 4s or 5s. You work with a lot of people, when certain people are slackers, you end up picking up their work because at the end of the day everything needs to be scheduled for the patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to balance out the work load better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best place for cancer research

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, plenty of scientific lectures/seminars and social activities

    Cons

    Competitive, big difference in culture from lab to lab

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    an exciting place for researchers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    great labs, prestigious PIs; exciting projects; front-runners of many fields including cancer biology and immunology; sufficient funding; great facility; diverse career development opportunities

    Cons

    competitive. work can be challenging some times. expect long work hours (well postdocs all do everywhere)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hope to work at the MSKCC again!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Visiting Investigator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Visiting Investigator in New York, NY

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High impact work, love my coworkers. It's a product that is changing the world. Best cancer center.

    Cons

    No cons. Great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Respectful, Courteous, Loyal, Helpful, Wonderful experience working for them

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Planner/Entertainment Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Event Planner/Entertainment Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I am an independent contractor providing services as needed to them. I am still getting jobs from them.
    They have always been wonderful with me and my company and associates that show up to perform the services.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report other than the lady that I worked for for the last 20 odd years has just left
    to work in Texas so I hope that her replacement is as nice as she was!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please carry on the great footsteps of the lady that I worked for at Sloan Kettering!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    "#1 Cancer Research Hospital for a reason"

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

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

    Pros

    There is an overall very professional atmosphere here at MSK. There is constant encouragement of individual career advancement.

    Cons

    I suppose that with many organizations there exists some level of bureaucracy, and this institution has some of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have faith in your employees. Go easy on the micro-managing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to grow

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

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Surrounded by the best in the field

    Cons

    Tough commute into the city.

  9.  

    Happy and proud to be a member of the MSKCC community, 7 years strong

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; fantastic employees - friendly and proud to do their job; strong values and ethics; high standard of patient care; in depth training

    Cons

    Difficulty finding upward mobility in career development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

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

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

    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
  11.  

    Excellent place to work for!

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    • 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

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

    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

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