Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
231 Reviews
3.8
231 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Great company with a wonderful mission

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    Current Employee - Development/Finance  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Development/Finance in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I worked for a couple of different departments over the last 6 years, but we are always reminded of the mission of the hospital, which is to find a cure for cancer.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be a challenge, as you have go through different stages of approvals before getting anything done. But I guess that's is expected with a big organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The culture of the workplace and attitude of coworkers is excellent.

    Cons

    Narrow scope of practice, ie no open heart, no stroke unit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Doing something great, regardless of what you actual do.

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    Current Employee - Special Events Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Special Events Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Whether you work at the main hospital or one of many other administrative offices, there's always a sense that you're doing something for a great cause. The compensation, for the most part, seems up to par, if not better, with the non-profit sector. Health benefits are great.

    Cons

    One of the challenges is career development. Besides already established career ladders (e.g., SAs, POAs) the possibility of moving up in the company seems like a bit of an exercise in futility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Memorial has a wonderful reputation as one of the best cancer centers in the world, and while it seems to do a lot to attract top talent in the medical field, it could be doing a lot more to attract a similar degree of talent on the professional side. Employee perks and benefits, for example, have not been updated in years and live in a black hole (ie the HR website that resides in the intranet). Companies these days are leveraging anything and everything to attract talent -- from gym membership subsidies to discounts on local restaurants. Obviously, potential perks should be evaluated to ensure that they align with MSK's culture and values, but revisiting what's possible could potentially increase recruitment and retention. With so many awesome employees, and therefore a ton of leverage to create partnerships with other outside organizations, it's seems that MSK is just a stone's throw away from being that much better of a place to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great working environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Former Employee - Research Associate

    I worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work if you land in a good working environment (i.e., you get along with immediate colleagues and supervisors). The benefits and pay are slightly better than most hospitals and most employees (even support staff) seem to be happy working here. The research support system is better than most other NYC academic medical centers.

    Cons

    It's 3 avenue blocks from the closest subway stop. (May not sound like much until it's a freezing February morning and you're carrying a heavy bag.) Difficult to lateral to another position within the hospital (maybe there's a flood of applicants looking to lateral? Don't know.)

  7.  

    Excellence in Performance and Expectation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    This hospital is a wonderful place to grow professionally and educationally! They will help you advance and care about your career. Friendly culture and workplace.

    Cons

    You are expected to work at your upmost high potential at all times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering

    Pros

    Good working environment, technology and training.

    Cons

    I don't feel it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!

    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are very smart and dedicated people. The research is always striving to be the best. The benefits are great.

    Cons

    As with many academic institutions, there are some egos involved. The cafeteria options could also be a little more expansive

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Hospital- Terrible IT

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    Current Employee - PC/Mac Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - PC/Mac Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and invest from Within. As a manager do not take things personally. Train and promote employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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