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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    You don't always get what you give

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Best Cancer hospital in the world and the mission is truly to cure and treat cancer in all its forms

    Cons

    It will depend solely on where you work, some areas are prone to promoting their people but this will truly depend on what level of job you are hired into. The lower the level the harder it will be to crack the ceiling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should receive mandatory yearly refresher courses and what it takes to be a good or ven great manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Technician

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

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

    Pros

    The open design of the research laboratories fosters a collaborative environment between the many research groups on a floor. I never find myself without support or advice.

    Cons

    Surgeons tend to be overcommitted and don't necessarily make the best bosses in the lab. Attention is not not always given where it is due and as a result research efforts are hindered.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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.

  6.  

    Mostly positive

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

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

    Pros

    The hospital gives good benefits.

    Cons

    Maybe a little difficult to have growth or change departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I had a wonderful experience at MSKCC.

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice environment to work in and very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Management should encourage team. Far from train.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give each intern a specific assignment to work on while he/she is interning. It helps them feel like they are apart of the organization. They also walk away feeling like they've accomplished something other than data entry while interning there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Research Fellow

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    one of the world best known centers in oncology, developmental therapies, great in CV

    Cons

    payment as research fellow is pretty low, workload is high
    depending on the department interaction and work climate can vary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Research Technician review

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    Former Employee - Research Technician  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Technician in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits and nice people

    Cons

    There isn't overtime or weekend pay even though you frequently work overtime and on the weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work at

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

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

    Pros

    Nice salary comparing to other hospital
    Nice people
    Good reputation

    Cons

    little chance for promotion
    Really no other comment to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job

  11.  

    Great company to work for.

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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 full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I had a great group of co-workers who supported one another. I had a great working rapport with the various departments everyone was more than willing to go beyond the call of duty.

    Cons

    Very long hours with a large workload.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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