Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews in New York, NY

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
261 Reviews
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261 Reviews
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Pros
  • good benefits and great environment to work for (in 17 reviews)

  • Great Salary/ Great benefits/ Nice people to work with, very friendly (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • High cost of living in new york city (in 8 reviews)

  • MSKCC is on the low end of the pay scale and don't count on getting large raises/cost of living increases (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company with excellent benefits.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid company with long history of high-quality patient treatment and service. Great health (medical, dental, vision) and retirement benefits and vacation/sick time. Lots of locations throughout the state.

    Cons

    Strict policy on lateness and sickness.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Study Assistant II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Study Assistant II in New York, NY

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, personal growth and seminars for advancement

    Cons

    The distance from the subway is pretty far...not really, but still.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    GSK Graduate School

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Intellectual student body
    - Amazing course structure
    - Supportive administration

    Cons

    - Not enough time to take advantage of all lecture/development opportunities

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  5.  

    Constantly shifting set of sub-par management in CTO. No leadership.

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    Former Employee - Budget & Contract Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Budget & Contract Specialist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    MSKCC is known for having great benefits.

    Cons

    The Clinical Trials Office Budget Group is a poorly thought out, abysmally managed department. There are some great staff doing amazing work under a constantly shifting set of unprofessional, poor-quality managers who are completely ignorant of how work gets done and haven't the leadership skills to properly implement changes. This leaves a department with high turnover for staff (approx 50% of the department is currently looking to leave) and higher turnover for management (5 different people have led the department under various titles since 2010).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Move the staff to the Research and Technology Management Department. That department makes more sense as the staff can coordinate better with those working on the finances of clinical trials. They can better implement systems to do their jobs and work more effectively with researchers, PIs and other staff to better fund the research.
     - Implement 360 degree reviews. There are several instances of chronically ineffective management which is allowed to fester creating instability and low morale. If the federal government can implement these reviews to weed out ineffective management, certainly MSKCC can do this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the place to be if you work with technology

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    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, telecommute, benefits, great physicians

    Cons

    First of all worth to say that I'm writing this review from the perspective of a Software Engineer.

    In a simple sentence, avoid this place if you are in the tech space.

    Old mentality, old systems that were developed in the 90s and never updated. Impossible to maintain a conversation about tech (not that I'm a geek or anything).

    Nobody (you are reading correctly, yes) does coding. They simply install and use Windows based tools.

    Next->Next->Finish is the closest thing to an algorithm these people have seen.

    Honestly, avoid this place at all cost if you are trying to make a career path in technology. Now I understand why healthcare is such a mess; and trust me it is a really big mess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask your employers to update their skills, get out, learn what's out there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    just my comment

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    Current Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Current Employee - N/A in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    benefits are great, the company over all is good depends on the department you work in

    Cons

    low salary, no real raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put yourself in someone else place

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Session Assistant

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    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 (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
  9.  

    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 (more than an 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.

  10.  

    Awesome

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

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (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
  11.  

    Best place for cancer research

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    • 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 (more than an 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

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