Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
232 Reviews
3.8
232 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.  

    Experience was pretty good within the company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering

    Pros

    Room for growth within the departments

    Cons

    Was told the turnover rate in some departments were high

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    An intense but rewarding job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for growth, not only in your particular position but within the entire organization. It is a bit tough to get your foot in the door, but once you are there, they consider you an investment and provide a bunch of different resources that can help you launch a career. MSK spends a lot of time and effort on each individual employee and although it can be a bit smothering at times, they really help you to hone your skills and you will definitely thank them for it. The jobs themselves are also very rewarding because you often have direct patient contact, whether its part of your job or just from walking around the campus, and it is gratifying to be in a place that focuses on giving back to people.

    Cons

    The management is super, crazy bureaucratic and you can feel at time like they are stalking you and because they can use the "patient safety"rule (even when it doesn't apply), it trumps nearly any plausible explanation you could provide for some misdeed (ex: you arrive at your desk at 9:01 instead of directly at 9 because of a train delay or a broken elevator and you are considered late because it could potentially endanger patients that may be attempting to contact your office). The management also tends to be withholding with information, such as not providing you with an answer to an important question of yours until the last minute, even when they have the answer as a form of control. They also tend to squander a lot of time on useless things and schedule a bunch of ironic meetings, such as dragging you out of your office on a very busy day for a half hour lecture to discuss how important it is to stay on top of your work on very busy days. It can be a stressful environment sometimes because you can be criticized for silly things, like if they catch you checking the weather when you have no work to do during one of their surprise flybys, they will ask you if you are on lunch or using company time and then remind you that you are lucky that only they saw it because if anyone else were to see such buffoonery that you could misrepresent MSK to outsiders (which doesn't even make any sense considering this takes place in private offices), but it is just another way to control employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management unfortunately has this perfect excuse to monitor your every move (especially when they don't like you or are in the mood to bully), which is that they need to ensure patient's safety and even though sometimes that gets out of hand, nothing is going to change about it. Unfortunately, that is the healthcare industry and if you just keep your head down and just roll with the punches and once you get the hang of it, it all pays off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic mission

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The compensation is fair, but the benefits are fantastic. Health/vision/dental/life insurance is very good, and there are many plans to choose from. Vacation and sick-time policies are better than average.

    Cons

    Long hours are expected, the company culture somewhat assumes you will put the hospital before everything else, like family. HR is working on work-life-balance, but the culture doesn't really allow it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outside of a massive culture shift, I'm not sure what could be done.

    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    research associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Physician Office Assitant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Wonderful mission coworkers truly care for patients

    Cons

    No room to advance unless you are a select group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall a good place to work. Just depends on which department you work in and what you are looking for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sec II  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sec II in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    It is a great feeling to work in the #1 hospital for cancer care.

    Cons

    limited opportunities to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to do your postdoc

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Sloan kettering, don't get disenchanted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year

    Pros

    The staff is very friendly and there is a relaxed work atmosphere. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Commuting often to different locations and always staying positive when in a hospital or clinical environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to follow up on resumes and keep to an interview schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mskcc is a fantastic place to work because you have an array of career options.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering

    Pros

    The benefits are really good. They have developed more of the employee Wellness program. You can make some everlasting friendships. The employees are great. They are loyal to employees and you can change to other positions but it may take a while.

    Cons

    As in any place of work the bureaucracy. Management is different within each area. Just find out your supervisors managing style. Sometimes long hours depending upon your department. Can take time to transfer to another position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more emotional/mental support for administrative positions such as POAs and SAs.
    Also more HR training classes on how to get a team to work well together.

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