Women's Job Satisfaction
and equally to men
to other women
mskcc_gal2012 Project Coordinator
I have been very lucky in my career at MSKCC and I feel very fulfilled, challenged and respected on a daily basis. Due to the strong relationships I have formed with the faculty members I have worked for, I have already been promoted twice over my 4 year career. This being said, I am acutely aware of some of the observable favoritism. From my perspective, some questionable promotions are handed out to bewilderingly inefficient employees while other stand-outs remain in the same position year after year. However, I think the potential for an outstanding career at MSKCC is very possible, however contingent it may be upon who an employeeâ€™s manager happens to be, which I do not personally feel is reflective of oneâ€™s talent. This being said, the doctors/faculty will go to bat for you, if you prove yourself to be an asset to the institution. To me, that negates any sort of low-level catty dynamics, which are likely to be present in some way within most work contexts. In terms of flexibility, I think MSKCC is outstanding. They have been extremely flexible with my part-time school schedule, allowing me to flex my hours. A former coworker of mine was a single mother and they also allowed a great deal of understanding and flex-time for her to meet her familial obligations. I also think, based on my personal comparisons to my friends, that the health benefits provided by MSKCC are the top of the top.
Madam aspiringboss Physician
I worked her for close to half a decade. There is unfortunately an "old boys' club" mentality still very much alive at mskcc. Most chairpersons of departments and institutional leadership are men. It is nearly impossible to get close to male leaders as a woman, while your male peers go out for beers and dinner with their superiors. Women are decently represented in the ranks of junior attending physicians, but don't seem to make it to the level of professor or chairperson as often as they should. I am talking here about the clinical side; don't get me started on the science and research fronts. Treatment of female MDs is rarely outright sexist or malignant, but the pervasive nature of male favoritism is undeniable. Some departments stand out in their support and mentorship of women, but on the whole it is subpar.
I spend 3 hours a day commuting to MSK, but it is worth it. As a Mom of young kids, I have the flexibilty to work from home when needed, leave early, shift my schedule to accomodate kids events at school, etc. While not everyone has this luxury, I do not take it for granted. Maternity leave- depending on the level of your position, you can receive 100% of your salary while on disability, and then utilize PTO for the rest of your leave. My 12 weeks was completely covered at 100% of my salary. However, lower level and some hourly positions are not extended the same benefit so this is not true for all MSK employees.
Official Employer Information
- Headquarters Location New York, New York (United States)
- Number of Employees 10,000+
- Website www.mskcc.org
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs.
The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.
At MSK, we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2016.
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How do women feel about working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center? 86% think they are treated fairly and equally to men. 71% would recommend Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to other women, and women have a job satisfaction rating of 3.5 out of 5. What are the benefits at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center? Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers 6 weeks of paid maternity leave, 6 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, healthcare, flextime, 401-k matching. These benefits are based on tips anonymously submitted by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center employees.
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