Memorial Sloan-Kettering
3.7 of 5 178 reviews
www.mkscc.org New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.7 178 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Memorial Sloan-Kettering President & CEO Craig B. Thompson

Craig B. Thompson

(79 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The company offers good benefits, the vibe is friendly and professional"
    in 12 reviews
  • "They have great benefits like accommodation which I've used the last year"
    in 12 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 4 reviews
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Great Company to Work for!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering

ProsGreat benefits, very professional, great location

ConsExpect a lot, which can be a good thing!

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So so place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsBenefits, hours, good people, overall ok

ConsTech transfer office needs complete revamping

Advice to Senior ManagementWork in making it a better, more productive place - departments are too siloed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering

ProsReally values its employees and has great benefits! MSK provided so much support for all of its employees that were affected by Hurricane Sandy - I never would have expected that from an employer!

ConsThere are not that many cons - it really is a great place to work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Ok Until You Ask For a Promotion

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent benefits, great salary, stable environment, friendly co-workers

ConsDepending on the Dept. you're in, it's very hard to land a promotion both within and outside of your Dept. Supervisors tend to hold people back and people of color (as hardworking and qualified as they are) don't move up at the same rate as people of non-color. There is blantant favortism and suttle racism. Oftentimes, you end up leaving the organization for outside opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat everyone fairly and equally. Promote people based on their merits--hard work and qualifications--not on the basis of how much they smile or suck up to management.

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Amazing organizational goals; questionable execution

Session Assistant (Former Employee)

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

ProsTightly-knit collaborative environment at the entry level, and the opportunity to help people. Firsthand experience with the pitfalls and successes of healthcare administration.

ConsExtremely repetitive work at a very high volume. Management is under-qualified, and lacks experience and leadership capabilities. There is virtually no room for advancement in this position, and you will often be treated without kindness by clinical staff and upper management.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote people who are qualified AND empathetic. Find a way to reconnect with your employees and your patients.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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incredible environment, but changes are needed

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosgreat coworkers, incredible opportunity to advance your knowledge of healthcare and the many aspects of working in the healthcare setting. strong support from colleagues, peers and other professionals in your clinical setting

Consmanagement often looses touch with staff, doesn't understand the complexities day-to-day flow. tend to harp on same issues for longer than necessary, take too long addressing current issues.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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True community, with need for adaptability

Development (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time for more than a year

Prosgreat colleagues, incredible institutional reputation and strong support for existing management team (which totally depends on your department, however).

ConsLarge organization that makes adaptability to change slow and strenuous, some departments require a lot of work and often those in management positions could use more training on being a good manager (even if they have leadership potential).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing environment to work in

Insurance Group Leader (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsThe ability to learn different aspects of healthcare is endless. The management team provides staff the ability to expose themselves and network throughout the company. Education is key within Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

ConsThere really aren't any cons that come to mind. The only way someone would have a con for MSKCC is if they do not apply themselves. The possibilities are endless as long as on applies themselves.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place with great people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering

ProsWork/life balance
Friendly staff, for the most part

ConsNone that I can think of at the moment.

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Establishes the development and management of estimates and cost solutions for new construction and existing/new renovat

Design & Construction (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time for less than a year

ProsThe center itself is one if not the best place to be employed.

ConsManagement is very poor in addressing the needs of NEWLY employed employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not expect a new hire to now the ins-and-outs of the department without any proper training and guidance!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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