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

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Updated Jun 25, 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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    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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    Not a great place for those with lives

    Research Associate I (Current Employee)
    Mattawan, MI

    ProsDecent wages and decent benefits. Overtime is not an issue for the people in the lab. most coworkers are good people.

    Consno room for advancement, some years have gone without yearly pay increase (3 out of 6 years), owned by a man completely out of touch with his surroundings, very reactive as opposed to proactive

    Advice to Senior ManagementMoral is a good thing, think about what you say before you say it. There is no reason to talk to your employees condescendingly.

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

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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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    Quality assurance

    Quality Assurance (Current Employee)
    Kalamazoo, MI

    ProsWork like balance is good. Some of the best people i have worked with work there.

    ConsWork with animals, No growth, no pay increase not now and possibly not next year.

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

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    too many issues to list

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proscompensation is fair to average, but the benefits package is impressive as far as health care coverage, dental, vision, 401k, and paid time off.

    ConsNo opportunity for advancement. company-wide morale is at an all time low.

    Advice to Senior Managementstart talking and listening to your people, from technicians, lower level management to upper management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Do it for the experience, not for anything else

    TMC - Research Associate (Former Employee)
    Mattawan, MI

    ProsExperience, Easy to get hired, a fast and easy way to get your foot in the door after you graduate college

    ConsPay, Management, they hire people with degrees of lesser value than your own to do the very same job, and pretty much everything else you can think of

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompletely clean house and start over

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

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    Prosstrong Community, experience, culture, environment

    ConsOpportunity, stress, feel like a number

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    Would not buy again

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Mattawan, MI

    ProsGood health benefits and paid time off.
    Excellent opportunity to learn corporate politics.
    Provides the opportunity to work at a company that is 75% management.

    ConsMorale has been at an all-time low for the last five years.
    Advancement is only possible by chance and does not correlate to job performance.
    Management is not trustworthy, lies to employees about company direction.
    Surprise layoffs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to listen to your HR department.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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