Meeting Professionals International
2.8 of 5 9 reviews
www.mpiweb.org Dallas, TX 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Apr 17, 2014

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Indifferent experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat talented people made the culture fun and a great place to work.

    ConsAt the time when I was working here, there was a lack of vision from leadership and requests for changes fell on deaf ears.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very challenging job that taught me a lot.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsIf you can survive here, you can survive anywhere. Between poor senior leadership, a board that is too much in your business, and the lack of work life balance, this is not a good place to work.

    ConsThe association tries to be too many things to too many people. They have reduced the staff for years, yet added large projects that are being produced. Once I finally left, I saw that it was wrong to expect all of the staff to work the long hours that they do. MPI is not a healthy place to live.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't react to members in a knee jerk way.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company is a Mess

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsCompetitive salary and benefits.
    Some really talented co-workers.
    Some leaders are trying to make the organization better.

    ConsSome disorganized, deceptive, and secretive management.
    Some leaders are not qualified for their positions and make their direct reports do the work the leaders should be doing.
    Overworked to the point that you consistently lose vacation time earned.
    Little chance for vertical growth.
    Low morale and high turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReevaluate qualifications of all VPs and directors.
    Be transparent, don't just claim to be.
    Promote more from within so fewer talented people leave.

    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 good stepping stone job.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGood benefits, laid back dress code, good opportunities for networking, good association members, good opportunities for travel, and lower level employees are smart.

    ConsPoor communication between senior management and lower level employees, non flexible work environment, poor professional development opportunities, low morale, and there's a focus of profit over people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to the lower level employees, because they have great ideas about how to make the company more profitable and productive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Event Planner (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsFlexibility, creativity and working for yourself, you get all the recognition, credit and profit.

    ConsAlways working and have hard time balacing with family

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeek freelancers

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    Best team of co-workers I've ever had; poor management.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsIf you are in the meetings & events industry, working for MPI carries some clout.

    ConsValuing employees is not nearly as high of a priority with management as it should be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop an action or game plan before you put a plan in motion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    MPI is a toxic environment, where the C-level does not have a clear vision nor do they treat employees well.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsMPI is full of smart, talented employees and there are opportunities to do a wide variety of projects, building your experience very quickly. It also has opportunities for gaining experience in international markets.

    ConsMPI is a place where miracles are expected to occur every day, no one is ever really appreciated, and great is never good enough. The pace is brutal and the C level is completely uncaring about even pretending to help employees have work-life balance. Expect to work harder than you've ever worked and be criticized for every move, especially for not working even harder and doing even more. There's no consistent vision, so you'll waste a lot of time working on things that never happen or get changed at the last minute. It's concerning that the members of the organization don't seem to realize the company has lost its way and the members and employes are suffering because of it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your people with respect, find a clear vision, and have realistic expectations for work loads. Until you finally take this seriously, the turnover rate will continue to be astronomical, with the typical loss of momentum that kind of turnover entails. We are all very TIRED and STRESSED and job security and satisfaction is at zero.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Incredible Business Driven Association

    Director of Community Development (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsThe people at MPI are by far its most valuable asset and an incredible part of its success and leadership in the meeting planning industry. MPI is a great organization to be a member of and work for. This is a truely business run association, unlike any other I know of.

    ConsI see no downsides of working for MPI, as long as you understand there are certain limitations to being part of a small organization, especially considering a non-profit association.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work and always stay focused on member value.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging, but intensely paced

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEveryone at the company really does care about the membership. You'll constantly be pressed to push yourself in new and interesting directions.

    ConsDue to the small size of the organization, roles may not be as "crisp" or "well defined" as might be expected from other companies. Because the company can occasionally be on the bleeding edge of things, your direction and approach to things are more likely to be ad hoc than properly planned.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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