- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center09.Dec 2016
Company culture was "do as I say". Very little autonomy. "Autonomy" was proclaimed by Senior Administration as being something they asked for, encouraged, and rewarded however it was squelched consistently. You were TOLD what to do and, heaven help you if you did not comply.
Support from Management
Senior Management lacked communication skills in a big way. There was no encouragement to develop any new areas of opportunity or practice outside the science realm because, well, "we're Sloan Kettering! We are the best already!" Senior Management intimidated and manipulated staff by requiring that you jump when they called, never question what they told you to do, and they outwardly discouraged individualism. Sloan offers no formal Management training. My Management training consisted of being told to "ask other staff members at your job level if you have any questions about what to do". However, when I did ask other staff members at my level for assistance, they were summarily reluctant to offer any advice/support. They did, however, go to the Senior Hospital Administration and inform that person that a question was asked about how to proceed with a problem and that Administrator used that inquiry as a negative strike against me in my next Annual Evaluation.