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Memorial Sloan Kettering New York Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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  • Last but not least there is no room for growth unless you work in administration or at the Main campus in NY (in 16 reviews)

  • Base post doc salary with no experience is 50K, which does not really defray the high cost of living in New York (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Institute"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York, NY

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Organized, Good Reputation, Well experiance staff

    Cons

    Low salaries for postdocs, high rent in new york


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Leading cancer center -- could be doing better"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Attending in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Attending in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    403b and match; subsidized housing for faculty. Generally positive and helpful staff. Location and accessibility to mass transit. Tuition for dependents of faculty.

    Cons

    Tremendous amount of red tape, bureaucracy, and in some cases duplication of efforts. Insufficient space for research labs; clearly not a "chronic NYC problem" as some administrators would leave you to believe because other area research centers are not nearly as congested or pressed for space. Clinical volume appears to be waning. Personalities and egos at the highest levels of management beginning to negatively impact aspects of the center.

    Advice to Management

    MSKCC's position as a world leader in oncology is far from guaranteed. Times are changing and the institution is demonstrating itself to be less than completely agile. There are warning signs that troubled times are ahead.

  3. "Clinical Laboratory Technician"

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    Former Contractor - Clinical Laboratory Technician in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Clinical Laboratory Technician in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Standard Protocols, friendly environment, standard hours.

    Cons

    No room for development in job position.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for growth in position


  4. "6 years of experience"

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    Current Employee - Research Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great company culture, and great paid time off

    Cons

    pay in research roles aren't very competitive


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    Former Employee - RSA in New York, NY
    Former Employee - RSA in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and supportive team

    Cons

    Clinical Trials Office is very unhelpful. Work done by RSAs is mostly not recognized or appreciated. High turn over rate.


  6. "Employee policy rules of hiring and termination"

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

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best reasons that I have for working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is the benefits and the way you can excel in the organization.

    Cons

    My down side of the organization is the way how you can loose your job over simple mistakes and how the communication process is not correct.

    Advice to Management

    All employees should be treated fairly not on accusations of older employees and employees that don't like other employees it is not right to take away a male or female livihood just because of false pretense.

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Response

    Apr 1, 2017 – Talent Community Manager

    We appreciate your feedback, and recommend that you discuss your specific concerns with your HR Business Partner.


  7. "Overall a Good Institution"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well funded, good employee wellness programs, very good benefits in light of the current insurance marketplace.

    Cons

    Rampant credentialism for the most minimal of administrative/clerical positions in the research division especially.

    Advice to Management

    A better focus on practical administrative career succession and a little less on the credentials. Paper certificates do not imply competence.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and job stability are great. There is a great work life balance supported by all.

    Cons

    It can be very difficult to more up, especially from an entry level position. Change happens slowly and you don't get much exposure to other departments. The salary is mediocre and disappointing after working there for 3 years and seeing the difficulty at gaining a higher up position with a higher salary, though my reviews were always great.

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Response

    Feb 18, 2017 – Talent Community Manager

    Thanks for your comments regarding our excellent benefits and work culture. If you'd like to discuss your concerns about opportunities for advancement in more detail, we recommend contacting your HR... More


  9. "They are amazing to their employees"

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    Former Contractor - EA HUMAN Resources in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - EA HUMAN Resources in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The HR Department will stick up for you as an employee for as long as they can. The staff is very protective of the employees.

    Cons

    None. Great company. Great C-workers. Team environment.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Dissatisfied with pay grade"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, excellent tuition re-imbursement, somewhat supportive management, flexibility with school schedule, excellent patient care. You feel accomplished for working at MSK.

    Cons

    If you don't know your $$ worth, you will be low-balled for salaries. You have so many demands for the quality and quantity of work that you produce. However, the compensation does not equate. In addition, it doesn't matter how long you have worked here, in all comes down to who you know in order for you to get promoted. Sad to say, this employer is not as supportive of all races; especially in leadership promotional opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    If you want your employees to remain loyal to the cause that MSK is striving after, please compensate them accordingly. You cannot demand so much of your employees, refuse to pay them what they are worth and expect that they are going to stay. There are other organizations (maybe another comprehensive facility) that will value that employees experience.

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Response

    Dec 29, 2016 – Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. It is great to learn that you find the tuition reimbursement and flexibility positive at MSK, but we are concerned regarding your comments about leadership promotional... More


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