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

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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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    Far from perfect, better than nothing.

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Mattawan, MI

    ProsThere are lots of training opportunities. Usually if you hate your job after a year you can transfer to a new department. PTO is okay. Generally the people are very nice.

    ConsDon't expect to be rewarded for doing well or taking on more responsibility. Promotions and raises are rare. Leadership is constantly changing at all levels. Turnover due to lack of career advancement is hurting the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from the past and reward people for good work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Some departments are better than others!

    Research Technician I (Former Employee)
    Mattawan, MI

    ProsGreat health benefits, 401K, PTO. Everyone is dedicated to contributing to research and maintaining animal welfare.

    ConsCertain departments are held to different standards and put pressure on staff to work at production level dosing speeds. Time is money but also results in a lot of departmental turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should be revised to make sure everyone is on the same page and following the same consistent "rule book".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I'm new but so far so good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone so far.

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

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    Horrible Management

    Research Associate I (Former Employee)
    Mattawan, MI

    ProsWonderful people to work with and it gave me hands on experience immediately following college. Good benfits and PTO.

    ConsManagement doesn't know how to run things without making their employees mad. No praise for good work and constant write ups for every little thing you make a mistake on. No room for movement. Everyone is unhappy and miserable on a daily basis. Overworked and underpayed--pay is immensely lower than similar jobs within the field. You never knew when something was going to get delayed, changed, or added at the last minute, so it was impossible to make plans outside of work.

    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 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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    Dead end job

    Research Associate II (Current Employee)
    Mattawan, MI

    ProsA research job that is not a contract position. This job includes good benefits.

    ConsThere is no growth, no performance based raises, no rewards program. Hard to find motivation to go above and beyond. Management known for knee-jerk reaction based decision making.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not 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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    Starter Job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent benefits and PTO, no experience needed to get hired

    Consunprofessional, no room for growth, poor pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive people incentive to stay unless you want to keep paying to train new people and have inexperienced technicians running studies

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    People care about their work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Run Away!

    Research Associate I (Former Employee)

    ProsI can't think of one.

    ConsAny job here isn't worth the pain and agony that comes with it. MPI just doesn't care about it's employees and will do anything to save a buck.

    There is really no opportunity for advancement and they continue to give hypothetical raises as if they could somehow come up with money for employees.

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

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