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Memorial Sloan Kettering Overview

New York, NY
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center — the world's oldest and largest private cancer center — has devoted more than 130 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research, and outstanding educational programs. Today, we are one of ... Read more

Mission: Since its founding in 1884 as New York Cancer Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has remained committed to patient care and innovative research. Our physicians and scientists have made significant contributions to understanding, diagnosing, and treating cancer.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#66), 2018 (#45), 2017 (#22), 2016 (#20), 2015 (#41), 2014 (#46)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#35), 2017 (#4), 2016 (#34)

Company Updates

  • Are you an experienced Critical Care Nurse, passionate about joining the Peri-Operative Nursing team at MSK? Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 7:00am - 12:00pm Register now:

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    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, or any other factor that cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

  • At MSK, we recognize and champion the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist and the value it adds to our organization in meeting the specialized needs of our patients with cancer. We're celebrating #CNSWeek2017 by sharing the stories of our own CNS from across the Center.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering – Why Work With Us?

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is the world's oldest and largest private institution devoted to the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer. Founded in 1884, Memorial Sloan Kettering has long been a leader in early detection, precise diagnosis, and individually tailored treatments for cancer.

At MSK, you are part of a team with a purpose. Opportunities exist to work with and learn from others throughout the organization. We recognize and support employees' efforts to expand their knowledge, improve their skills, and assume added responsibility.

We fulfill our mission -- the progressive control and cure of cancer through programs of patient care, research, and education -- by facilitating collaborations among scientists and clinical specialists, enabling new discoveries and the development of new treatments.

Regardless of where you work at MSK, your skills will contribute to the fulfillment of our mission. The greatest reward comes from knowing that you have a role in the advances we are making — together — toward the control and cure of cancer.

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s (MSK) benefits program acknowledges the care that our employees put into their jobs every day. The program provides benefits, tools, resources and services to help employees at work, and in their lives outside of work. MSK is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits package to its employees. Benefits include:

Flexible Benefits: As life changes, so do the benefit needs of our employees. At MSK, employees are able to choose the plans that best fit their needs. Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Retirement Plans: MSK provides a Retirement Savings Plan that offers a variety of investment options to help employees save for the future. Employees are eligible for a base contribution from MSK and, in addition, MSK will match voluntary employee contributions up to a set limit.

Holidays and Vacations: In addition to 12 paid holidays every year, employees are eligible for vacation time based on their job classification and length of service.

Sick Leave: Sick leave allows employees to receive their regular salary for a period of time if an illness or injury prevents them from working.

Tuition Reimbursement: The Tuition Assistance Program provides financial assistance to help employees further their education, enhance their skills and knowledge, and improve their ability to face future challenges at MSK. The program offers reimbursement to eligible employees for certificates, undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, laboratory fees, registration fees, and professional license exam fees up to $12,500 per calendar year for full-time employees, and up to $6,250 per year for part-time employees working at least 18.75 hours per week.

Commuter Spending Account Program: This program provides a tax-advantaged way for employees to pay for their eligible transportation and parking expenses related to their commute to and from work.

Work/Life Initiatives: These innovative programs and services help employees navigate the challenges involved in managing work and personal commitments:

  • Backup Child Care (at childcare centers or in-home, including mildly ill children)
  • Backup Adult/Elder Care (in-home only)
  • Lactation Rooms
  • Life Care Resource & Referral Service
  • Nanny Resource Website
  • Adoption Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (short-term counseling and referrals)
  • Carpool Matching
  • Edu Profile (information about New York City schools )
  • Work/Life Seminars
  • Flexible Work Arrangements, including flextime, telecommuting, compressed work weeks, job shares or part-time work, may also be available if appropriate to your position.

Employee Wellness Program

Designed to support the health and well-being of employees and their families, Employee Wellness includes programs related to exercise and fitness, weight and nutrition, cancer screening services, and tobacco cessation.

Employee Discounts

These discounts help our employees save on health and wellness, family fun and entertainment, shopping and dining, travel, and consumer technology products.

Continuous Growth & Development

The Learning and Organization Development (L&OD) Department offers a variety of staff, management, and leadership development programs to enhance skills at all levels, providing a challenging and safe learning environment to support employees in meeting adaptive challenges, applying innovation, and managing change. Development programs for individuals are available to entire workgroups, departments, or individual employees based on developmental needs.

L&OD provides MSK employees with insights into the practice of leadership via our Leadership Development Learning Series, which is a combination of academic talks, practical wisdom, and the sharing of personal leadership experiences.

Our diverse workforce strengthens and enhances our ability to provide compassionate and cutting-edge care. Diversity is a hallmark of our work. We celebrate our differences, welcome new ideas, and break down barriers to provide care for people of all backgrounds.

We encourage our employees to champion their ideas and share their different perspectives, knowing that each individual contribution leads to a greater whole.

Our employee resource networks (ERNs) ensure that we continue to foster inclusive work environments. All MSK employees are welcome to join these voluntary, employee-formed task forces. These groups provide networking opportunities, enable knowledge sharing, and help raise awareness of our diverse employees.

ABLE: Abolishing Barries and Limitations for Everyone

The ABLE ERN focuses on advancing awareness and inclusion of people with disabilities. We do so by focusing on the eight a’s: attraction (recruitment), association (networking), assessment, assistance, advocacy, accommodation, awareness, and advancement.

BLAM: Black, Latino, Asian and Multiracial

The BLAM ERN was created to promote awareness, recognition, and appreciation of diverse ethnicities at MSK by providing a platform for networking and communication. BLAM aims to address the needs of MSK’s diverse patients, employees, and community through mobilization, community outreach, and career development.

LGBTQ+ Pride: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allies

The mission of LGBTQ+ Pride is to foster an environment in which our LGBTQ employees, patients, families, and community partners feel respected, comfortable, and valued at MSK, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We’re committed to the development of an inclusive and effective work environment through programming focused on networking, recruitment, retention, and career development. We also encourage opportunities for advancing participation in and knowledge sharing of LGBTQ healthcare and research.

MWM: MSK Women on the Move

MWM is dedicated to the professional and personal development of MSK’s female employees and aims to create an inclusive environment by connecting women at all levels of the organization. We provide opportunities for knowledge exchange, encourage awareness and understanding of our similarities and differences, and extend services to our organization and community.

VETERaN: Veterans Engaged Toward Employee Resources and Networking 

VETERaN supports and creates initiatives that positively impact veterans in hiring, career development, accessibility, benefits, and more. By sharing the expertise and experience of MSK’s veterans and their families, and exploring programs and policies focused on vets, VETERaN works to further MSK’s strategic goals of recruiting and retaining top talent, increasing patient access, and enhancing the patient experience.

You’ve served our country proudly, and now you’re wondering, What’s next? If you feel called to make a difference, we want you on our team at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Put your unique and diverse skills to work helping save lives while exploring new and interesting career opportunities on a one-of-a-kind team. Your leadership ability, commitment, and passion for helping others are just what we’re looking for as we battle one common enemy: cancer.

Whether you’re starting your career or have years of professional experience, we have a place for you at MSK.

Veteran Employee Resource Group

The Veterans Engaged Toward Employee Resources and Networking (VETERaN) group supports and creates initiatives that positively impact military veterans at MSK. This includes supporting the hiring of new veterans and capitalizing on their expertise and talents when they join MSK. The group also expands career development opportunities and ensures accessibility to different programs. VETERaN also works to further MSK’s strategic goals of recruiting and retaining top talent, increasing patient access, enhancing patient quality and experience, promoting new knowledge and innovation, and maintaining financial sustainability.


We Listen to Employees

To get a sense of our employees' thoughts about working at MSK, we periodically conduct an Employee Engagement Survey. The survey is designed to reveal the positive aspects of working at the Center, as well as areas that need improvement. Action plans are developed and implemented based on the areas that our employees identify as needing improvement.


News about recent and upcoming activities at the Center and information about new services and benefits that affect all employees are reported daily on our Intranet site and through MSKLife, a quarterly newsletter for staff.

Staff Appreciation Events

Every summer, employees are honored during Staff Appreciation Week, an event that includes a weekday picnic, a dinner for night staff, and a health fair. Throughout the year, various departments recognize employees who excel in their areas of expertise, and those who celebrate milestone anniversaries (in increments of five years) are honored at special events.

Service Awards Program

MSK recognizes long-term service by acknowledging employees who have completed five-year milestones, up to 25 years. Employees receive anniversary pins upon completion of each milestone. People with 30 or more years of service receive a special gift and recognition at the Annual 20 Year Club Dinner. Each department also hosts its own annual celebration to acknowledge people who reach anniversary milestones.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Reviews

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


    Well-resourced organization, brilliant and motivated colleagues, grateful patients


    Lots of bureaucracy when you want to get something done

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Photos

Memorial Sloan Kettering photo of: Values in Action
Memorial Sloan Kettering photo of: Early November 2018 New Hires at Orientation
Memorial Sloan Kettering photo of: Some of our wonderful PA team
Memorial Sloan Kettering photo of: PA Week 2018 - View from the Josie Robertson Surgery Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering photo of: Celebrating 100 Clinical Trials Nurses at MSK
Memorial Sloan Kettering photo of: Fall 2018 Healthcare Administration Support Interns
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Interviews



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Getting an Interview





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    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Memorial Sloan Kettering in June 2020.


    Phone screen from recruiter first. A week or so later, got scheduled for an hour long video interview with hiring manager. I had to wait a couple weeks until I heard back that I have to do another interview with a higher up. I then waited about 3 weeks until I heard back from them saying I didn't get the job. Took a really long time to hear back at the end.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Awards & Accolades

  • Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2019
  • Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEO's 2018, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2018, Glassdoor, 2019
  • Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality, Human Rights Campaign's Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), 2017
  • Magnet Designation, ANCC Magnet Recognition 2005-Present, 2016
  • 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare, Becker's Hospital Review, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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