Memorial Sloan Kettering - Fantastic mission, great research work but awful corporate culture | Glassdoor
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"Fantastic mission, great research work but awful corporate culture"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time

Pros

-People value and support the mission wholeheartedly
-There is incredible research being done by some of the best in their field
-Pockets of incredibly dedicated managers that will stick up for their staff
-Amazing name brand recognition

Cons

-Get ready to play politics because you if you work in "Corporate" you are generally not promoted based on merit or skill, but by how well you play the game
-People will be conducting the same type of work but one will be paid less
-Fragmented culture; depending on what division, area and who you work for, your work environment will vary
-If you are an exempt-level employee, you can expect at least 50 hours/week as the norm; people routinely work 12+hours

Advice to Management

Some of the "Corporate" managers need to go. I have seen many dedicated, bright and driven employees burn out or get driven out due to politics. The entire culture needs to change and that starts with the top down.

Other Employee Reviews for Memorial Sloan Kettering

  1. "Fostering collaboration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    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.


  2. "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.

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