MPHI Reviews | Glassdoor

MPHI Reviews

Updated June 4, 2017
28 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.3
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Jeffrey Taylor, Ph.D.
13 Ratings

28 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

  1. "Values Based Organization"

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

    I worked at MPHI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team of people. Projects are focused on helping improve the standard of living and quality of life for Michigan neighbors.

    Cons

    Reliant on grant and government funding. Additional income stream opportunities will be great additions in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on current mission.


  2. "Mixed Bag - Awesome mixed with truly disfunctional"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Okemos, MI
    Former Employee - Director in Okemos, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MPHI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some very good, smart people. Great potential if you are smart, nimble, and can produce for clients. Excellent benefits and facilities. Socially responsible mission. Some units run extremely well and foster employees (others not). If you are looking for a series of challenges and get in with the right program, you can do very well.

    Cons

    Former CEO was unstable and fostered a culture of paranoia and back stabbing. Quick to fire on a whim. Clueless strategy and myopic vision. Positions are all grant/contract funded (except central management), so no long-term security. If you are looking for security and stability, this is not your place.

    Advice to Management

    Devise a way to better transition your good people to new work when their projects end, instead of just letting them go. Central management and HR need to view themselves as allies of programs and staff, rather than overseers. Eliminate the paranoia and backstabbing.

  3. "Grant Funded"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Okemos, MI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Okemos, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MPHI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The employees at MPHI are great and so are the health benefits. Also nice having access to a free company gym.

    Cons

    Everything is based on the grants funding which can be stressful if your department doesn't have enough funding. You pretty much work entirely for MDHHS doing their undesired work and they expect you to do more than they pay you to do. Also a very slow-pace, quiet work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate all departments. MPHI is in 12 different buildings in Okemos and I don't have a clue what projects many of the other buildings are working on.


  4. "Medicaid call-center"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Call-Center in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Call-Center in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer health care, benefits and paid time off.

    Cons

    This is an outsourced job from the state of Michigan with almost no hope for advancement or even a raise. It's on a contract basis with the state so at the end of any contract the state could decide they no longer want to work with MPHI and your job is gone. Management is a complete joke. If you like talking to foreign people on the phone everyday, constantly repeating yourself, then this job is for you. For $13 an hour you're better off working at McDonald's.

    Advice to Management

    Get some real training on how to manage people and lose the favoritism.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "MPHI"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Okemos, MI
    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Okemos, MI
    Recommends

    Pros

    MPHI offers flexibility in terms of scheduling. Work assignments vary depending on what team you work on and it allows for you to find what you're really interested in.

    Cons

    Middle management could use more direction/professional development in how to effectively manage and communicate with employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Evaluation in Okemos, MI
    Current Employee - Program Evaluation in Okemos, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MPHI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very employee oriented
    Excellent benefits
    Servant leadership encouraged

    Cons

    Salaries leave much to be desired
    It is a very fast paced atmosphere and some staff struggle with work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Leadership should pay closer attention to development needs- watch what your staff are doing, some of the "lower level" staff are actually doing the work that the project managers take credit for and build their name from


  7. "MPHI SOM tech"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Technician in Lansing, MI
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great hours- contracted through the state of michigan

    Cons

    not really any cons- i enjoy the company

  8. "The BEST Company I Have Ever Worked For!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Okemos, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Okemos, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company spoils it's employees. They supply good coffee, tea, host many employee luncheons, a yearly fitness contest and many, many other things. There is a wide range of employment opportunities. The main campus is spread out, but very nice. I worked hard for a few years without previously knowing anyone who works here, or that works with the customers, and I still advanced/received recognition for my hard efforts.

    Cons

    I wish that MPHI was closer to Lansing and not in Okemos. It's a nice area, but the drive is a bit longer. Employees are spread out across campus, or in affiliate positions in other places.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the meetings that gather the different groups together and please keep us informed.


  9. "Excellent Organization and Benefits!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Okemos, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Okemos, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great organization to work for. Very flexible and employee-oriented. Great wellness program offered to employees encouraging them to live a healthy lifestyle - - including a wellness workout facility complete with scheduled classes.

    Cons

    Pay is low and most positions require degrees. Grant driven soft money - - makes it difficult to build a career at MPHI.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay for degree based positions. Lower degree expectations for higher level positions (PhD requirement for Director positions limits attracting qualified applicants and overlooks applicants that have Masters that are more than capable of exceeding the requirements of the position).


  10. "Awesome company!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Okemos, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Okemos, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Salary is pretty good for a non-profit organization. A lot of room for growth. Several benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance, tuition reimbursement, a gym, generous amount of paid time off.

    Cons

    Some employees can feel "trapped" in their positions and feel there is little room for growth. To move up, you must be a go-getter and have a manager that supports the effort.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluation of salaries with specific job responsibilities.


Showing 28 of 28 reviews
Reset Filters