Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
245 Reviews
3.9
245 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 28 reviews)

  • good health benefits, decent hours, young people with drive working with you (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • High cost of living in new york city (in 7 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awful. I've never seen so much data manipulation in my life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Free lunch on Mondays
    - Free drinks on thursday for phd students and other members

    Cons

    I have never seen so much data manipulation at an immunotherapy facility.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time

    Pros

    Highest paying salary for new grad RNs, great health benefits, and you learn a lot just by being in that environment. Physicians and PAs were a joy to work with.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic nursing supervisors and very cliquey nighttime staff on the unit I worked on. The hospital treats its employees like they're in a corporate environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For incoming new graduate RNs, treat them with RESPECT. Don't stuff a so-called troublesome new employee in a cramped nursing supervisor's office with two preceptors, a nurse specialist, a nurse educator, and of course the supervisor and expect PROGRESS from the RN after completely DEMORALIZING the nurse. And, if you talk to YOUR supervisor, give the new employee a chance to speak to your supervisor as well instead of running around like a headless chicken because you're trying to save your behind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I wouldn't suggest working here

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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

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    Salary is good

    Cons

    Lack of vaca and time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doctors do not acknowledge you as a person
    Management doesn't care about you

    Give us time off. Were humans who have a life outside the hospital.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Design & Construction in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Design & Construction in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Information Technology in New York, NY

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

    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.

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Name Recognition Only

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    Former Employee - Clinical Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Clinical Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, including tuition reimbursement (comparable with other university hospitals). Salary average to below average for NYC. Having the MSKCC name on your resume will open other doors.

    Cons

    Overall the organization is good to their patients and staff. Unfortunately, there are many departments and sub-departments. If you chose to work there be careful as to where you decide to work. For example, if you see many openings in the Department of Medicine, Clinical Trials Office, it should be a red flag. Upper "administrative" management has little regard for staff, or patients with heavy turnaround as a result. HR and overseeing management turns a blind eye and protects staff that should otherwise be terminated. Chose carefully your next career move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shielding poor and abusive managers in the long run will fail and ruin the reputation of a good institution with wonderful physicians. Research should be run by physicians and researchers, not business managers with no understanding of clinical research. HR staff and policies should be reviewed to ensure they are appropriate and applied consistently across all employees, including management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unappreciated and abusive!

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, excellent success in treating cancer.

    Cons

    Workers are treated like slaves. Hard work is definitely NOT appreciated and the more you show you can do the job and work hard, the more they will give you WITHOUT compensation! MSK DOES NOT appreciate their employees! Employees are just a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate hard workers when you have them and stop taking advantage of their hard work and dedication. Look at your turnover rate and you will see just how unhappy the employees are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Like a prison sentence.

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, decent pay, modern and clean work environment, having a well known cancer center on your resume.

    Cons

    Unethical treatment of employees, different rules for different people, unrealistic expectations and demands with no appreciation for hard work - just a horrible place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember, you weren't always in the position you are now - you were once where your staff was - treat them accordingly and appreciate their hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    brand name organization can improvement

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    benefits and patient interaction, brand name organization

    Cons

    Frenetic fast pace environment, inadequate staff for volume of patients, poor training/mentorship from management. No interest in supporting a hard working, caring employee who by the shear volume and lack of training was set up to fail...
    "At Will" termination with NO FORMAL performance appraisal or supervisory warning regarding performance concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If serious concerns have the decency to sit down for formal discussion/ appraisal and outline improvement strategies with a timeline should performance not be attained. Don't just blind side with "At Will" termination just because you can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management

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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 as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent learning experience and chance to put a great organization name on your resume for more visibility.

    Cons

    No room for growth unless someone quits or gets fired. Lack of transparency, culture shock- if you don't come from where everyone else comes from, you are silently criticized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Hr department needs a better source of guidance. Stop being the big scary manager and help your team succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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