Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
223 Reviews

3.8
223 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.  

    "#1 Cancer Research Hospital for a reason"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Technician  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Technician in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    There is an overall very professional atmosphere here at MSK. There is constant encouragement of individual career advancement.

    Cons

    I suppose that with many organizations there exists some level of bureaucracy, and this institution has some of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have faith in your employees. Go easy on the micro-managing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to grow

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    Former Employee - Research Study Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Study Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by the best in the field

    Cons

    Tough commute into the city.

  3.  

    Worked a summer as a Physician's Office Assistant

    Former Employee - Physician Office Assistant
    Former Employee - Physician Office Assistant

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Had a wonderful mentor who helped me learn the system. Worked with hospital system to manage a doctors schedule. Developed organizational and administrative skills. Everyone was really nice and helpful but worked very hard.

    Cons

    Would have loved some more opportunities to work on my own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

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  5.  

    Happy and proud to be a member of the MSKCC community, 7 years strong

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    Current Employee - Session Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Session Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; fantastic employees - friendly and proud to do their job; strong values and ethics; high standard of patient care; in depth training

    Cons

    Difficulty finding upward mobility in career development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    research associate

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good environment and very good benefits

    Cons

    living expenses of manhattan is too high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    add more benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering

    Pros

    Pros include a dynamic and challenging work environment with tremendous research opportunities. Employee services and resources are endless. Faculty and staff inspire you more than you could ever imagine.

    Cons

    No real cons, other than high expectations at all times. This also be very beneficial for personal and professional growth.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to do your postdoc

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering

    Pros

    Facilities are top notch, great core facilities (animal, biostatistics, flow cytometry, antibody etc...), surrounded by the best of the best. As long as you pick the right PI and you have a good project it's the perfect place to work.

    Cons

    Collaborating is hard, it is a very competitive environment

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great location! Cutting edge science and best quality care. Benefit is very good.

    Cons

    Very competitive environment, difficult to get in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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 for 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
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Respected by staff, benefits were great including tuition reimbursement. You feel like you are a part of something important and making a difference in the world. You get to work with experts in their field.

    Cons

    Only reason I left was because this was not a field I wanted to stay in. Private drug companies pay more I think for similar data management/ auditing positions.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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