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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Dean Dennis S. Charney
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  • Low pay, lack of communication of PI and staff (in 8 reviews)

  • No room for growth within the department (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "A data rich environment for computational biologists and other analysts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai full-time

    Pros

    Mount Sinai has grown into a computational biology powerhouse and the size of the hospital system provides a wealth of data for analytics.

    Cons

    Intellectual property and technology transfer is slow to pursue potential patents.


  2. "Associate Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, good benefits

    Cons

    Not the best pay for the position

  3. "Mount Sinai Job Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai part-time

    Pros

    They have good employee benefits

    Cons

    Have to work way past regular hours. Lot of over time. Not easy to move up the pay scale.


  4. "Research coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wide range of learning experience

    Cons

    There is not much room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic about workload one person can do


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management, bad research infrastructure, exploitative insurance packages"

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

    I have been working at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Salary is marginally more than other similar positions in NYC (lower than Rockefeller, higher than Langone)
    - Nothing else

    Cons

    - Terrible benefits program. On the surface, the rates/coverage seem okay but actually dealing with the ADP benefits staff is incredibly frustrating. Many of my co-workers and I have horror stories of just losing lots of money or spending hours settling bills. (I have the non-union benefits program, so I cannot speak for the union based ones)
    - This probably depends on your department, but mine was a mess. No clear sense of who is in charge of a particular responsibility because of the sharp disjunction between clinical/scientific staff and admin.
    - You have to submit to a pre-employment toxicology screen.
    - Shady financial ties (see: Carl Icahn)


  6. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Health Insurance
    Great collaborative spirit

    Cons

    Sometimes it is difficult to find the deparment you need to get certain tasks done


  7. Helpful (1)

    "ADMISSIONS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai full-time

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment. Great work/Life balance. Timings are flexible.

    Cons

    Less professionalism. Junior level should be encouraged more for more opportunities. I felt it was a very stagnant role with no more growth.

    Advice to Management

    Should give more options to Juniors

  8. "senior faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    some exceptional physicians and researchers; some excellent resources; certain research areas wide open with great potential to expand upon

    Cons

    relatively low salaries compared to other medical schools in NY area; poor management which encourages back stabbing, in-fighting (of course, some departments are better than others); rigid promotion scheme; focus on money/grant writing at expense of patient care

    Advice to Management

    treat the staff with respect and decency


  9. "Fulfilling"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The medical school has a caring and committed environment toward patient care, medical education, and scientific research, all for the betterment of patient care.

    Cons

    The challenges include the location of the institution, which is located at the northern end of the Upper East Side and makes the work commute very challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Not applicable


  10. "Data Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Access to leaders in the field, lots of freedom

    Cons

    Large institution, some things move very slowly

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation


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