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Memorial Sloan Kettering Reviews

Updated May 22, 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 17 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. "Mission-based, political"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Access in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Patient Access 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

    - Mission-based
    - Doing the best job they can given all of their responsibilities (research, clinical care, etc)

    Cons

    - Highly political with trickle-down culture
    - Junior employees not included in conversations

    Advice to Management

    Encourage meritocracy and innovation. Shorten the onboarding process.


  2. "Research Study Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Study Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Study Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, intelligent, curious team-members who truly are committed to cancer research and patient care.

    Cons

    The usual issues with large, for-profit companies heavily-burdened with regulations.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the restrictions for advancement within the company - you're losing out on some great talent as a result of the broken system.


  3. "Physician"

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

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits commitment to quality

    Cons

    No upward mobility for physicians

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to individual contributions


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  5. "research department varies by service. i work in breast medicine with 30-40 researchers, 15 nurses and 40 attendings"

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

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

    Pros

    able to learn multiple aspects of medicine - radiology pathology as well as specifically med onc/rad onc and the upcoming basket trials are very interesting

    Cons

    no room for growth unless you want to be a manger - very hard to translate the skill set from this job to another field outside of clinical research

    Advice to Management

    hire more people, get rid of fwa for full time employees

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Response

    May 8, 2017 – Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for sharing feedback on your employment experience at MSK. We're pleased to hear you appreciated the opportunity to learn multiple aspects of medicine.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Opportunity for growth
    Good benefits: medical/dental/vision, 403b retirement, tuition reimbursement (better than most employers would give)
    Constant discoveries are being made - glad to be apart of a working goal to cure cancer
    Great working team
    Great environment
    Discounts
    Recognition for work done

    Cons

    Too much micromanaging
    Could be better communication between the different departments
    Hierarchy system

    Advice to Management

    Lower management/assistants are the eyes and ears of the company. Many issues can be resolved with the knowledge we have rather than have multiple meetings attempting to resolve, only causing additional issues.

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Response

    May 8, 2017 – Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for sharing your feedback about working at MSK. We're pleased to learn that the innovation and 'constant discovery' drives your positive working experience. Collaboration is critical to our ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Data Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Flexible work from home hours. Training for employees was always offered. Good work life balance. Support inter-department movements. Good pay for the work expected.

    Cons

    Slow pace. Very bureaucratic. Hard to change existing processes or systems. Slow to adapt new technology (on the non-medical side).

    Advice to Management

    Need to setup an environment where more experimentation is possible. Not much room for promotions or to take on different responsibilities within an existing job.

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Response

    May 8, 2017 – Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear you had a positive experience including training opportunities and work/life balance and flexibility. We appreciate your feedback about developing an ... More


  8. "Clinical Research Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kind staff members to work with who for the most part that are equally dedicated to getting the work done.

    Cons

    Company overall has become increasingly more corporate over the last five years, which has significantly changed the working environment for those who have been at the institution for several years.

    Advice to Management

    Get down in the trenches with staff members to better inform your decisions, in this way staff members don't have to constantly try to demonstrate that something is difficult or they are encountering issues. And if you are unwillingly to get down in the trenches, then you have to take what staff say at face value.


  9. "Very flexible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering part-time

    Pros

    very flexible working hours

    Cons

    There have been lots of management changes


  10. "Great place to work...if you can get in for an interview...do it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secretary II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Secretary II in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits and opportunities to learn outside of your job specs

    Cons

    "the more you know the more you do"; it IS a 'non-profit' organization

    Advice to Management

    n/a

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Response

    Feb 18, 2017 – Talent Community Manager

    Thanks for the positive comments; we take great pride in MSK's commitment to giving our employee's the opportunity to learn and advance their careers.


  11. "Great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, their mission, overall culture

    Cons

    I have nothing really bad to say about MSKCC

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Response

    Feb 18, 2017 – Talent Community Manager

    Thanks so much for your positive feedback; we're pleased to hear that you find MSK to be a great place to work!


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