Memorial Sloan-Kettering
3.8 of 5 204 reviews
www.mkscc.org New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.8 204 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Memorial Sloan-Kettering President & CEO Craig B. Thompson

Craig B. Thompson

(89 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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 14 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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    I wouldn't suggest working here

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsBenefits are great
    Salary is good

    ConsLack of vaca and time off

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoctors 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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

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

    Information Technology (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementInclude your staff’s ideas and suggestions in departmental projects and initiatives.

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    Name Recognition Only

    Clinical Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood 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.

    ConsOverall 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 Senior ManagementShielding 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unappreciated and abusive!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsExcellent benefits, excellent success in treating cancer.

    ConsWorkers 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 Senior ManagementAppreciate 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Like a prison sentence.

    Administration (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    ConsUnethical 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 Senior ManagementRemember, 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    brand name organization can improvement

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Basking Ridge, NJ

    Prosbenefits and patient interaction, brand name organization

    ConsFrenetic 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 Senior ManagementIf 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Hospital- Terrible IT

    PC/Mac Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsExcellent Hospital system as I've been told. Many oportunities

    ConsSupervisors are unprofessional, breeding an unprofessional atmosphere. No direct path for career advancement. A lot of required OT. Menial tasks

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire and invest from Within. As a manager do not take things personally. Train and promote employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Glass Ceilings Everywhere...

    Physician Office Assistant II (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent benefits, decent salary, friendly environment, and very structured.

    ConsIf you are a person of color, you might want to reconsider accepting an entry-level position with any chance of moving up. In my experience I have seen SEVERAL of my coworkers in different departments (some with Ivy-League degrees, and/or some like myself, college educated and an exceptional worker) literally "passed over" when seeking a higher position for people not of color who have WAY less experience or credentials...(but they do smile alot).

    Please explain how a person whose work is mediocre and 2 years experience nabs a position over a person with 8 years of good standing and experience.

    Please explain how a person whose work has been deemed mediocre and their "1st job ever" supersedes a person who has trained them with 9 years experience and a Masters degree...

     When I have tried to apply to various positions, my supervisors would say condescending statement about me to potential employers (It has also happened to several people within my department- interviews always go well until they speak to management, even considered having someone call as an employer to find out why all my interviews go well until they speak to my management team)

    When I returned to school, I was told that my work declined...Funny, a very SIMILAR thing happened to a friend of mine in a completely different department when she returned to school.

    If you are of color and are content with working in the same position for at least 15 years before being considered for something else, then this is the place for you. I find it hard to believe that I've received awards for my above and beyond work, but can't seem to exercise this work in a different area despite my various specialized credentials.

    As for me and many individuals who have decided to break the glass ceiling and venture elsewhere (funny- those same people who couldn't get a promotion at Sloan are now Directors and Managers elsewhere), you do learn a lot about the corporate world as someone's secretary...

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe underlying yet blatant racism will one day be exposed...In my 7 years I have seen so much of it, that I simply decided to venture elsewhere. As for my department itself it's crazy how almost every person not of color within 2 years receives a promotion (and I am talking completely inexperienced people prior to their hire) while people with degrees in the health care field are forced (by polluting their to remain entry level.

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    Doesn't care about employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork with friendly people/co workers
    Commute is good
    Neighborhood is safe enough
    Benefits are good
    Pension package is ok at best

    ConsManagement treats Secretaries like second class citizens
    Dont express your personality Don't try to question the authority-

    Management doesn't think on their own accord but can quote a policy in their sleep especially when it benefits them
    Hours are not flexible no flex time no comp time
    No room for growth
    Favoritism and nepotism are alive and well here

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees well and fair and they will go the extra mile for you. Life skills and thinking outside the box works better than quoting the employee hand book

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