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"Fostering collaboration"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Memorial has done its best to create as collaborative an environment as possible and foster the cross-pollination of ideas across different arenas of research. There are numerous seminars in each department that are open to everyone and a number of initiatives that bring together like-minded researchers (for example, the Brain Tumor Center, annual retreats, post-doctoral symposiums).

Cons

I struggled on occasion to interact with members of the finance/management centers at Memorial to discuss the allocation of my grant funds. It took a long time to achieve a resolution to my problem.

Other Employee Reviews for Memorial Sloan Kettering

  1. "Very much depends on the laboratory you work in."

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary. Housing. Great lectures of invited speakers.

    Cons

    Poor supervision. Everybody works on his on. Poor cooperation/team work.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Much change needed. Senior leaders are the problem."

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    Current Employee - Clinical Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Clinical Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mid-level managers here are hard-working, intelligent, forward-thinking, good people. They are ambitious and almost all of them pursue graduate degrees. It would be great if the company would develop them into future leaders... but this doesn't happen and these people invariably leave for better opportunities elsewhere.

    Cons

    There are no opportunities for advancement here. Sure one issue is that no one leaves and so their jobs don't open up. But the bigger issue is that there is no professional development of any kind; there is no grooming of people to fill/replace/add important positions. The company doesn't even try.

    Some senior administrators are unethical and intimidating, and this behavior has been tolerated and encouraged. They get away with anything. When employees see this behavior (and it is very, very visible), it reinforces the notion that there is no fairness and no consequences for bad behavior. Moreover, these leaders are the very people chosen to "mentor" other people here. It is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old guard. The persistent, pervasive culture of intimidation will never fade otherwise. Actively look for fresh talent. Stop letting politics get in the way of doing the right thing.

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