MPI Research Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Stay away. Worst company in the industry.

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

    I have been working at MPI Research

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro I have to offer here is my time here is almost done. 6 years of hard work and sacrifice for nothing. While MPI continues to make between 100 and 500 million per year! Greed has gripped the CEO and there is a sale in the future. Trying to make the company look as good as possible to get the best price. Was that a pro? They do not exist at this company.

    Cons

    every employee that has been their since 2008 has been lied to and promised the moon while the top 1% fill their pockets. No promotions, no raises . no future at this joke of a CRO.

    Advice to Management

    Just come out with the truth. You don't care about your employees. You don't care about the life's you have ruined while theses same people work their fingers to the bone. You keep your most important people in poverty while you live like s king. Give what you kept promising for 6 years. Whatever happened to profit sharing? You come up with all these lies to tell your employees just to keep them here in hopes you follow through. Well, the damn of empty promises is about to break. The exitous is about to cripple you and I want a front row seat. Shame on you Bill Parfet.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Do not care about their employees

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

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good amount of training opportunities, lots of cross-training. Co-workers are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Do not appreciate their employees; very difficult to get/give promotions or raises. Upper management does not communicate well. Occasionally, highly unprofessional decisions are made that affect both staff and Sponsors with little to no explanation.

    Advice to Management

    Address rumors/questions up front. Don't claim to hold communication as an important factor when that is clearly not the case. Be more transparent about decisions that impact employees and Sponsors.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work, the hours were great and the pay was within industry standards. I would recommend them to others.

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

    I worked at MPI Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I really liked the job. The work was interesting and I learned a lot. The industry is important to healthcare research, and most employees are there trying to do a great job.

    Cons

    Upper management does not have any idea what they are asking employees to do. This is a high stress position and the rewards are limited. Direct management plays favorites which is very discouraging for the moral of the departments.

    Advice to Management

    Limited opportunities to advance, they have really good benefits and time off is adequate, in fact it is fairly generous compared to most places.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Excellent people but demanding work.

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

    I worked at MPI Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Far from perfect, better than nothing.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    Don'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 Management

    Learn from the past and reward people for good work.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Some departments are better than others!

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

    I worked at MPI Research full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Certain 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 Management

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


  8. I'm new but so far so good

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

    I have been working at MPI Research

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    None so far.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Horrible Management

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

    I worked at MPI Research full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Mattawan, MI

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. A decent company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Automation Specialist in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Automation Specialist in Mattawan, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.



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