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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Memorial Sloan-Kettering President & CEO Craig B. Thompson
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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.  

    I had a wonderful experience at MSKCC.

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very nice environment to work in and very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Management should encourage team. Far from train.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give each intern a specific assignment to work on while he/she is interning. It helps them feel like they are apart of the organization. They also walk away feeling like they've accomplished something other than data entry while interning there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Research Fellow

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    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    one of the world best known centers in oncology, developmental therapies, great in CV

    Cons

    payment as research fellow is pretty low, workload is high
    depending on the department interaction and work climate can vary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Research Technician review

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Technician in New York, NY

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good health benefits and nice people

    Cons

    There isn't overtime or weekend pay even though you frequently work overtime and on the weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work at

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice salary comparing to other hospital
    Nice people
    Good reputation

    Cons

    little chance for promotion
    Really no other comment to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job

  6.  

    Great company to work for.

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

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had a great group of co-workers who supported one another. I had a great working rapport with the various departments everyone was more than willing to go beyond the call of duty.

    Cons

    Very long hours with a large workload.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great company with a wonderful mission

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    Current Employee - Development/Finance in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Development/Finance in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I worked for a couple of different departments over the last 6 years, but we are always reminded of the mission of the hospital, which is to find a cure for cancer.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be a challenge, as you have go through different stages of approvals before getting anything done. But I guess that's is expected with a big organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great employer

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture of the workplace and attitude of coworkers is excellent.

    Cons

    Narrow scope of practice, ie no open heart, no stroke unit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Doing something great, regardless of what you actual do.

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    Current Employee - Special Events Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Special Events Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Whether you work at the main hospital or one of many other administrative offices, there's always a sense that you're doing something for a great cause. The compensation, for the most part, seems up to par, if not better, with the non-profit sector. Health benefits are great.

    Cons

    One of the challenges is career development. Besides already established career ladders (e.g., SAs, POAs) the possibility of moving up in the company seems like a bit of an exercise in futility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Memorial has a wonderful reputation as one of the best cancer centers in the world, and while it seems to do a lot to attract top talent in the medical field, it could be doing a lot more to attract a similar degree of talent on the professional side. Employee perks and benefits, for example, have not been updated in years and live in a black hole (ie the HR website that resides in the intranet). Companies these days are leveraging anything and everything to attract talent -- from gym membership subsidies to discounts on local restaurants. Obviously, potential perks should be evaluated to ensure that they align with MSK's culture and values, but revisiting what's possible could potentially increase recruitment and retention. With so many awesome employees, and therefore a ton of leverage to create partnerships with other outside organizations, it's seems that MSK is just a stone's throw away from being that much better of a place to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellence in Performance and Expectation

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    This hospital is a wonderful place to grow professionally and educationally! They will help you advance and care about your career. Friendly culture and workplace.

    Cons

    You are expected to work at your upmost high potential at all times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Fellow

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great research environment; wonderful facilities

    Cons

    Low salary; too much focus on publishing versus innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better housing opportunities for post-doctoral fellows

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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