MPI Research
2.2 of 5 40 reviews
www.mpiresearch.com Mattawan, MI 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 8, 2014

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MPI Research CEO William Parfet

William Parfet

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work

    Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Mattawan, MI

    ProsFabulous co-workers and management. It is great to work with so many people who are dedicated and passionate about their job. And management does a great job encouraging growth and development and working with you one-on-one to develop career goals.

    ConsThe company has been extremely cautious in their spending the past few years and this can have a detrimental effect on employee morale and necessary technology.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A decent company to work for.

    Automation Specialist (Current Employee)
    Mattawan, MI

    ProsEasy and laid back environment. The benefits are really good for a company of this size. Promotions are usually merit based and justified.

    ConsLow pay for your skills. Leadership takes forever to make good decisions. No raises in the last 3 years. Their love of committees to slove issues hurts them because it can take a year before any changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    MPI Research demands alot but gives little in return

    Study Director (Former Employee)
    Mattawan, MI

    ProsLiving in Southwest Michigan is great and very affordable. The people who conduct the studies do a good job and people try to make a difference. The company allows you to change positions after you have put in one year at the position hired into.

    ConsOld style upper management is unaware of who their employees are and this has resulted in low moral. Too much firing and hiring in middle management positions. The company blamed everybody for the down turn in business, not considering that in large part was due to the economy. I have never been berated as much as I was here for items that I did not have control over

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about employee loyalty and what needs to be done to earn it

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to get your feet wet.

    Research Associate (Former Employee)
    Mattawan, MI

    ProsMany opportunities and learning experiences

    ConsToo corporate at times and don't value employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An OK place to get experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of departments, so a great place to get experience in a number of science fields. Decent benefits.

    ConsDon't expect yearly raises, and your pay will be lower than a lot of other biology companies offer.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company but unstable at times

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work environment and friendly people

    ConsEmployees were always worried of layoffs

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    Prosstrong Community, experience, culture, environment

    ConsOpportunity, stress, feel like a number

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    At least I have a job.

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Mattawan, MI

    ProsThe company is in a growth phase and is offering jobs in Michigan (has highest unemployment rate in the nation). Newer departments, experiencing rapid growth, offer a wide variety of technical training and experience.

    ConsThere are well defined career advance pathways on paper, but the implementation appears lacking. Employee morale is low, with few in low to mid level areas seeing MPI Research as a place for advancement and a longterm career. Upward advancement that does happen is firmly rooted in the Peter Principle. Upper management's opinion of entry level positions seems to be that everyone is expendable regardless of experience. Inter-departmental communication is generally inefficient. Knowing the select few who can provide you with the needed information is essential. Identifying the "select few" is done by trial and error and occasionally word of mouth. There is very little incentive to pursue higher education once employed even though more scientific education would most likely benefit work quality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA company wide picnic twice a year should not be the entire plan for improving employee morale. Find ways to reward good employees besides promoting them to positions they are unqualified for. Establish a feedback system within MPI Research to identify incompetent (and competent) employees at all levels and improve inter-department relations, accountability, and communication.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Just Started

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosseems like a company that you can move up in as long as you have a degree

    Conswhere and who is management

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