MPI Research
2.2 of 5 36 reviews
www.mpiresearch.com Mattawan, MI 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 8, 2014

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32% Approve of the CEO

MPI Research Chairman and CEO Bill Parfet

Bill Parfet

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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People care about their work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at MPI Research for more than 3 years

ProsOwner and senior leadership care about employees and give them the option to advance career

ConsWere hurt by the economic downturn, just like everybody else

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing, the tide will turn!

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

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If you're in the right department, a great place to work.

Research Associate I (Former Employee)
Mattawan, MI

I worked at MPI Research

ProsTraining is available to those who seek it. While with MPI I expanded not only my skills in the lab, but attended courses on leadership, problem solving, Lean Six Sigma, etc. HR is amazing to deal with, the facility is enormous and mostly well maintained. Pay was good- but you do have to push for that raise.

ConsScheduling is an issue. Some weeks we worked from 5 am to midnight, 80 hours a week, and some weeks we were so slow we had to take on extra projects just to make 40.
Layoffs are scary. In my time with MPI, there have been 4 series of layoffs.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork with the study directors on scheduling. I understand that sponsors push to have it done NOW, but the quality decreases when your in life staff are exhausted and burned out. Bring back the cookouts! Having recreational activities promoted a sense of community that's missing these days.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Research Associate I (Former Employee)
Mattawan, MI

I worked at MPI Research full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat place to work, and wonderful environment for all employees. The surpervisors were very supportive and were very personable. They took the time to listen to you and treated you fairly.

ConsThe training process was slow and limited. This howver was probably due to keeping production schedule.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the QC of your people up to snuff so that you get a great product for your clients.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company in Major transition constantly difficult place to be

Senior Validation Associate (Former Employee)
Mattawan, MI

I worked at MPI Research full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThere are great people working there. Often times opportunities to advance.

ConsThe recent economic problems have affected them also

Advice to Senior Managementcalm down the constant change

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

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Project Manager (Former Employee)
Mattawan, MI

I worked at MPI Research

ProsGive you a great deal of responsibility right from the start which allows you to earn a great deal of experience in your field very rapidly. Due to the rapid expansion that has been happening there you were kept very busy and you got to address many different types of challeges. It is a very friendly work environment with a very family oriented atmosphere. Great place for a first job.

ConsCommincation from the top down is very poor and there was not a lot of opportunity for carreer advancement. Mediocre pay for the work that they were having me do. MPI has also been grow faster that could be sustained.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with your employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Coordinator (Current Employee)
Mattawan, MI

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

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

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

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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Great place to get your feet wet.

Research Associate (Former Employee)
Mattawan, MI

I worked at MPI Research full-time for more than a year

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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MPI Research demands alot but gives little in return

Study Director (Former Employee)
Mattawan, MI

I worked at MPI Research full-time

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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An OK place to get experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at MPI Research full-time

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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