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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Mattawan, MI

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fabulous 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A decent company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Automation Specialist in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Automation Specialist in Mattawan, MI

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    MPI Research demands alot but gives little in return

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    Former Employee - Study Director in Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Study Director in Mattawan, MI

    I worked at MPI Research full-time

    Pros

    Living 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.

    Cons

    Old 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 ManagementAdvice

    Think about employee loyalty and what needs to be done to earn it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place to get your feet wet.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Mattawan, MI

    I worked at MPI Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities and learning experiences

    Cons

    Too corporate at times and don't value employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    An OK place to get experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MPI Research full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company but unstable at times

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MPI Research

    Pros

    Great work environment and friendly people

    Cons

    Employees were always worried of layoffs

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Chemistry Research Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MPI Research

    Pros

    strong Community, experience, culture, environment

    Cons

    Opportunity, stress, feel like a number

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    At least I have a job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Mattawan, MI

    I have been working at MPI Research

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    A 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Just Started

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MPI Research

    Pros

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

    Cons

    where and who is management

    No opinion of CEO

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