Memorial Sloan Kettering Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2020

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Memorial Sloan Kettering President & CEO Craig B. Thompson
Craig B. Thompson
645 Ratings
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  • "While the organization promotes work-life balance, the departments themselves do not(in 43 reviews)

  • "The great departments are management heavy, so you have to leave if you want to advance in MSK(in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to do science / research"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very smart people/scientists, colleagues are collaborative and helpful. Everyone is committed to the missions of great science and beating cancer. Great benefits including many options for health insurance and employee discounts at local businesses

    Cons

    No cons that I can say I've personally experienced

  2. "Great for Pre-Health Recent Grads"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Study Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Publishing a paper with MSKCC doctors was a huge boost to my Dental School application.

    Cons

    Low pay for NYC and in comparison to other entry level work at MSKCC


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    "Good Work Environment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Care Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Work Environment, Good Benefits, Direct Patient Interaction

    Cons

    The commute into NYC was annoying

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good starting point"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Payment Clerk in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Patient accounts as a whole is a good environment. The managers are good, and leadership really tries to listen to you. It’s a good introductory role and you will learn a lot about insurance and the bulk of the money coming into the hospital as long as you show initiative.

    Cons

    The department is a bit disorganized. You have to be a self starter and self sufficient to survive here. There is also not much opportunity for growth which is my biggest complaint. People stay in their positions for decades making it really difficult for people who deserve promotions to get one. Little room to negotiate for salary as well. The morale is also very low even though I didn’t feel that way.

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  5. "Low work-life balance"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is dedication to providing patient care in a timely manner; they care about the patients.

    Cons

    A very large workload; you will often need to ask for help to manage the office, which can be troublesome to other coworkers during busy periods. High pressure to succeed with extremely thin margins of error. Very low work-life balance, especially if you commute or need to work overtime regularly. Burnout occurs easily.

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  6. "Hard working employees overworked"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Care Coordinator in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    benefits like tuition reimbursement are good

    Cons

    no work life balance, good employees are overworked

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  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You will meet amazing people everyday. Everyone who works at MSK has their own reason for applying at the hospital and I loved the diverse community.

    Cons

    Working with cancer patients can be taxing but it is inspirational at the same time.

  8. "Office coordinator"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Office Coordinator II in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Meeting awesome patiences going through a tough time.

    Cons

    No Help with phone coverage, Phone calls overwhelming, Managers do no help. I did not receive a lunch break for 6 months.

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  9. "Fair compensation, lots of work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits for entry position

    Cons

    Depending on department, can be lots of work and stress

  10. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Quality and Safety Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy when you want to get something done

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