Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.8 154 reviews

91% Approve of the CEO

Memorial Sloan-Kettering President & CEO Craig B. Thompson

Craig B. Thompson

(76 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great place to work

    Session Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThis is a great place to work especially right out of college. There is always the opportunity to move up the ladder with most positions.

    ConsAt times can be stressful depending on your workload... but it comes with the package... most of the employees are extremely nice people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An intense but rewarding job

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

    ProsThere 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    research associate

    Research Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgood environment and very good benefits

    Consliving expenses of manhattan is too high

    Advice to Senior Managementadd more benefits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Sec II (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

    Conslimited opportunities to grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sloan kettering, don't get disenchanted

    Research Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure to follow up on resumes and keep to an interview schedule.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mostly positive

    Research Study Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe hospital gives good benefits.

    ConsMaybe a little difficult to have growth or change departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    POA position has a shelf life

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

    ProsMSK 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.

    ConsWhen 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 Senior ManagementBe realistic when hiring employees about the availability of growth opportunities.

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    You don't always get what you give

    Human Resources (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBest Cancer hospital in the world and the mission is truly to cure and treat cancer in all its forms

    ConsIt 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 Senior ManagementManagers should receive mandatory yearly refresher courses and what it takes to be a good or ven great manager.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Technician

    Research Technician (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsSurgeons 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Graduate Student (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat location! Cutting edge science and best quality care. Benefit is very good.

    ConsVery competitive environment, difficult to get in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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