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Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
41 Reviews

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MPI Research CEO William Parfet
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  1.  

    People care about their work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Were hurt by the economic downturn, just like everybody else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, the tide will turn!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Research Associate I  in  Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Research Associate I in Mattawan, MI

    Pros

    Training 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.

    Cons

    Scheduling 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 ManagementAdvice

    Work 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent people but demanding work.

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    Former Employee - Research Associate II  in  Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Research Associate II in Mattawan, MI

    Pros

    Excellent people, social atmosphere, great learning opportunity. Great vacation and decent health benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance can get extremely skewed toward the work side. The industry is difficult to predict and workload fluctuates wildly with hiring often lagging way behind. Can be blacklisted for other opportunities within the company if you are good at your job and your department wants to keep you. Pay is barely competetive and was the main reason for leaving. Often went several years without a raise, and shown "hypothetical raises" that we never even got. Intense allergen exposure, and job could be dangerous and extremely physical unless you work in the office setting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I'm new but so far so good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of overtime if wanted, paid holidays, friendly staff.

    Cons

    Haven't discovered yet. Hoping I won't end up doing so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Research Associate

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    Former Employee - Research Associate I  in  Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Research Associate I in Mattawan, MI

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company in Major transition constantly difficult place to be

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    Former Employee - Senior Validation Associate  in  Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Validation Associate in Mattawan, MI

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The recent economic problems have affected them also

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    calm down the constant change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    MPI Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mattawan, MI

    Pros

    Give 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.

    Cons

    Commincation 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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Coordinator  in  Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Mattawan, MI

    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
  10.  

    A decent company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Automation Specialist  in  Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Automation Specialist in Mattawan, MI

    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
  11.  

    Great place to get your feet wet.

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    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Mattawan, MI

    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

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