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MPI Research Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
42 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Starter Job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MPI Research

    Pros

    Decent benefits and PTO, no experience needed to get hired

    Cons

    unprofessional, no room for growth, poor pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    MPI Research demands alot but gives little in return

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great place to get your feet wet.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    Run Away!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate I
    Former Employee - Research Associate I

    I worked at MPI Research full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of one.

    Cons

    Any 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    An OK place to get experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a great place for those with lives

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Mattawan, MI

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    no 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Quality assurance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    too many issues to list

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MPI Research

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement. company-wide morale is at an all time low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start talking and listening to your people, from technicians, lower level management to upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company but unstable at times

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do it for the experience, not for anything else

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TMC - Research Associate in Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - TMC - Research Associate in Mattawan, MI

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Completely clean house and start over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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