Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews in New York, NY

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
222 Reviews

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering President & CEO Craig B. Thompson
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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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  1.  

    MSKCC is a very well managed institution with clear vision and goals

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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

    Pros

    Collegial and collaborative environment; excellent resources, administrative staff, and core facilities; good health benefits

    Cons

    Postdocs' retirement benefits are practically absent (5 years before start of employer contribution and another 3 years until fully vested)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify non-NIH sources of funding to continue research (basic, translational, and clinical)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Responsible Data Processor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Record Processor  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Record Processor in New York, NY

    Pros

    Job Stability Good Salary Benefits

    Cons

    Demanding, High Pressure, High Stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use less Pressure to perform tasks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good so far.

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

    Pros

    benefits, reputed place to work, insurance

    Cons

    low salaries, non-profit, not flexible with RSP option

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase the salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    My experience was good yet micromanaged by supervisors.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Physician Office Assistant II  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Physician Office Assistant II in New York, NY

    Pros

    Very good health benefits, 403B, vacation

    Cons

    Administration tends to micromanage their employees, no consideration toward seniority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees will work better if there is not a supervisor/manager over their shoulder constantly. Trust works both ways.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to start...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physician Office Assistant II  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Physician Office Assistant II in New York, NY

    Pros

    great benefits and nice people, safe area, prestigious name

    Cons

    workload can become very demanding very fast
    salary is somewhat low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your disatisfied employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Okay place

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

    Pros

    State of the art technology

    Cons

    Corporate Culture, not-so-flexible work timings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very good experience at MSKCC

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good (especially tuition support), and the culture is really great. I felt very valued as an employee and believed in the mission of the organization.

    Cons

    It's hard to start in an entry-level position (especially in clinical research) and then move up the ranks; there are lots of people looking to move up and not that many jobs. However, I felt that management was clear about this when I was interviewing - at the entry level, it's often somewhere that people will work for a few years and then leave to go back to school. That said, there were a LOT of people at MSKCC who had been there for 5, 10, 20, even 50 years, so this may have been unique to my particular position/track. Starting salary is low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working with the best.

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

    Pros

    people, benefits, interesting work, making a difference; Enlightened academic institution allows for creative, intelligent people to flourish and contribute to an important goal, curing cancer.

    Cons

    Commute, expense of commute; Not much more to say about cons. Any job has cons related to deadlines and stress. Knowing that you are working for a non-profit and helping patients with cancer is a good way to deal with any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect trust people place in this institution and continue making decisions based on sound reasoning and enlightened consideration of future of this field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    A very high number of disgruntled workers in the Department of Laboratory Medicine

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Information Technology in New York, NY

    Pros

    The salary is competitive and the employee benefits are very good.

    Cons

    The leadership and administration for the department is unorganized, unethical, unprofessional, and malicious. They lack the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully lead a team or any projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include your staff’s ideas and suggestions in departmental projects and initiatives.

  11.  

    An amazing summer research position

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

    Pros

    I worked side by side with some of the most impressive physicians and researchers. The research is cutting edge and I felt like I made such an impact on the work that was being done in the lab.

    Cons

    There was nothing that I would change about this summer experience. It was perfect for someone commuting and there was no downside.

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