Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews in New York, NY

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
264 Reviews
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264 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    POA position has a shelf life

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    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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    MSK is an amazing institution to work for in general. The benefits are incredible, they have a very large amount of discounts to almost anything you can think of and they offer perks through the excellent work/life program. The people here (I can't speak for all of them) are for the most part great.
    The POA (physician office assistant) role is an entry level position and they have a very efficient training program that makes sure that you're completely prepared for your job.

    Cons

    When hire you they make it seem like the opportunity for growth within the hospital is vast. In actuality it's not. There are hundreds and hundreds of people that have the same title as you and maybe 10 opportunities for advancement. (Obviously those numbers aren't 100% accurate but the point is that the chances of moving up in the food chain here is slim to none.) While you do get a "raise" every year based on your performance, it's minimal and doesn't help compensate for cost of living increases in NYC, especially when the economy is so bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic when hiring employees about the availability of growth opportunities.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Research Technician

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    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

    Pros

    The open design of the research laboratories fosters a collaborative environment between the many research groups on a floor. I never find myself without support or advice.

    Cons

    Surgeons tend to be overcommitted and don't necessarily make the best bosses in the lab. Attention is not not always given where it is due and as a result research efforts are hindered.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    You don't always get what you give

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Best Cancer hospital in the world and the mission is truly to cure and treat cancer in all its forms

    Cons

    It will depend solely on where you work, some areas are prone to promoting their people but this will truly depend on what level of job you are hired into. The lower the level the harder it will be to crack the ceiling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should receive mandatory yearly refresher courses and what it takes to be a good or ven great manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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
  7.  

    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

    na

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
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    Great employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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