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"MPI Project Manager"

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

Communicate with your employees.

Other Employee Reviews for MPI Research

  1. Helpful (6)

    "At least I have a job."

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is in a growth phase and is offering jobs in Michigan (has highest unemployment rate in the nation). Newer departments, experiencing rapid growth, offer a wide variety of technical training and experience.

    Cons

    There are well defined career advance pathways on paper, but the implementation appears lacking. Employee morale is low, with few in low to mid level areas seeing MPI Research as a place for advancement and a longterm career. Upward advancement that does happen is firmly rooted in the Peter Principle. Upper management's opinion of entry level positions seems to be that everyone is expendable regardless of experience. Inter-departmental communication is generally inefficient. Knowing the select few who can provide you with the needed information is essential. Identifying the "select few" is done by trial and error and occasionally word of mouth. There is very little incentive to pursue higher education once employed even though more scientific education would most likely benefit work quality.

    Advice to Management

    A company wide picnic twice a year should not be the entire plan for improving employee morale. Find ways to reward good employees besides promoting them to positions they are unqualified for. Establish a feedback system within MPI Research to identify incompetent (and competent) employees at all levels and improve inter-department relations, accountability, and communication.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Ok place mostly a stepping stone."

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. PTO was good. You can learn a lot. Most people are friendly. Nice cafeteria. Good place for people trying to get their foot in the door.

    Cons

    Low pay. Very bad managers. Low motivation among people. No one appreciate good work and blame for mistakes always. Fire people left and right if you are not manager's pet..

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