Midwest Research Institute - Great place to work, wish my contract was longer | Glassdoor
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"Great place to work, wish my contract was longer"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Kansas City, MO
Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Kansas City, MO
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Approves of CEO

Pros

MRI is known in Kansas City as one of the best places to work at. The work/life balance couldn't be better. They really take care of their people. If you have the science background they're looking for then you will really be happy here. I loved working with really smart people that don't look down on anyone.

Cons

Most jobs at MRI seem to require a strong science background and likely having an advanced degree unless you're talking HR or accounting. Some of the offices and labs have not been renovated since the 40's but I think they are slowly working to upgrade the building.

Advice to Management

Can't think of much although I was only there for a short while.

Other Employee Reviews for Midwest Research Institute

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits decent, but management could be better."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Chemist in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Associate Chemist in Kansas City, MO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits: Health, vision, and dental; 401K; insurance; company credit plan; suitable PTO and sick leave. Most of the managers are willing to work with you on flexible schedules and it's usually pretty easy to get time off at the last minute. Get the whole week between Christmas and New Years off because the institute is closed.

    Cons

    The management isn't always in touch with the low men on the totum pole. Most of the research groups are very clicky and there is a big problem with gossip. On more than one occasion I was in a group that resorted to tattle telling to the boss to get someone in trouble and the group leaders didn't take the time to find out what was going on.

    Advice to Management

    See downsides


  2. "An intense, informative, unique experience."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good co-workers who were very helpful. There were core people where dependable and honorable, and the ability to work independently and also in a team. Many new skills acquired quickly, and a very relaxed and casual workplace.

    Cons

    Bad co-workers who were protected by management. Top-heavy bureaucracy that ignored the pleas and advice of lower, technical staff and continued a run of bad financial policies.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the good co-workers and stop defending the bad co-workers.

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