Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews in New York, NY

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
236 Reviews
3.8
236 Reviews
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Pros
  • They have great benefits like accommodation which I've used the last year (in 20 reviews)

  • good health benefits, decent hours, young people with drive working with you (in 17 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Session Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Awesome

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

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Terrific benefits at this company.

    Cons

    Little chance for advancement in my field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work/ life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, expensive location.

    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I worked in the research institute doing bioinformatic programming. I guess it all depends on the lab you join more than the company. But many lecture opportunities, pay is good, subsidized housing on roosevelt island is nice and more convenient than you think. Weekly happy with free wine.

    Cons

    Expensive parking so prepare to take subway, about 15-20 minute walk to subway. Security in building so be prepared to wear name tag everywhere and check in but this is now the norm in NYC.

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Hope to work at the MSKCC again!

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    • 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
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    POA Feedback

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  10.  

    "#1 Cancer Research Hospital for a reason"

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  11.  

    Great place to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

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