Memorial Sloan Kettering Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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  1. Memorial Sloan is a good place to work.

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

    I worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional environment, dedicated and committed employees who go the extra mile, good benefits - tuition reimbursement, focus on team work (strong sense of community), OT pay depending on the department you work in, extra food after meetings (cost savings). Open communication across all work levels.

    Cons

    Long hours, long commute (for me), Tons of meetings to keep everyone in the loop.

    Advice to Management

    Because MSK is a long commute for some employees, perhaps you should consider providing reduced parking for employees, provide tools to connect employees who are interested in car pooling.

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Response

    Mar 19, 2015Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for your review. Your feedback and ideas regarding car-pooling are great, and we'll be sure to share them with our Benefits team. Thanks and best of luck!


  2. Working at a MSK was truly a privilege.

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

    I worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being a world leader, MSK has an incredible team of individuals. Everyone around you is the best in their field and it creates a fantastic work environment.

    Cons

    The only negative is the salary, they really leverage their name and reputation to attract talent. The compensation they offer recently grads is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to continue to attract top talent, you should bring your salary to something that is competitive with other organizations.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Only place to go for cancer

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

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning environment. Nurses respected.

    Cons

    Long work hours and often don't get lunch breaks. It is important to regroup away from work to be able to provide great care.


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  5. Excellent place to work

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

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    Good salaries Good culture

    Cons

    Small annual increases
    notbalways clear management direction for daily work activity

    Advice to Management

    More open communications


  6. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great people.
    Challenging and rewarding work.
    Flexible hours.
    Great stepping stone.

    Cons

    Pay is not optimal, could be better.


  7. 15 years of delivering the best cancer care, anywhere!

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

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborating with world renowned professionals, excellent pay and benefits. Nurses are valued and respected

    Cons

    Upper Management, work load, N-Care promotional process. No reembursment for obtaining maintaining mandatory certifications, frequently short staffed

    Advice to Management

    Be more visible and accessible to staff


  8. Great

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

    I worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are absolutely wonderful. I have so much respect for the scientists and technicians working in the laboratory. They are truly amazing.

    Cons

    Salary wasn't too high, but their benefits are amazing. This is an institution that truly cares about its employees.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Great place to use as a stepping stone.

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

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of staff. In Manhattan and close to highways and reliable public transportation.

    Cons

    Low pay. The full time work week is 37.5 hours and not 40. No paid lunches, no vision plan, cheap dental plans. Vacation is limited and no Union. There is a lot of "hype" associated with working here.

    Advice to Management

    Need to organize better to get more staff.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    MSKCC is a world renowned hospital with top doctors and researchers. It has a great reputation and people are friendly.

    Cons

    There are not many downsides of working at MSKCC. Maybe one would be that it does not promote its people easily...


  11. Wonderful employer for a recent graduate!

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

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Even though my position is one of the most basic that the hospital offers, I am treated like a valued member of the team and encouraged to grow, whether through advancement into management positions in my current department or observation of and movement into other departments. MSK wants to keep it's employees and is doing a great job of offering a lifelong career path.

    Cons

    Shift hours in my position can cause some issues in coordinating my life outside of MSK. However, this is remedied by my very flexible management team if advance notice is given.

    Advice to Management

    None. Keep listening to team members and allowing the wonderful staff to provide a great experience for new employees!



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