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MPI Research Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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  1. "Over worked Under paid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time

    Pros

    Bonuses, Overtime pay, paid holidays

    Cons

    Low salary, long hours, difficulty moving up.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "New hires have it decent, dedicated employees are forgotten"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time

    Pros

    Not that many. You will get your hours in.

    Cons

    New hires starting pay is decent. The long term dedicated employees are forgotten. Example a new hire with a degree after 6 months can be making a little less than a dollar than an employee that has been there for 9 years.

    Advice to Management

    Need to recognize the dedicated employees and get their pay to the full market value or they will start leaving.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Reproductive Toxicology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Immediate managers try to help out employees.

    Cons

    Upper management does not care about the needs of their employees (went to cheaper PPE even though it was less effective).

    Poor compensation.

    Frequent 70+ hour work weeks.

    Very few opportunities for advancement.

    High turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Meet the needs of the employees you manage


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "MPI research is like a prison"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Make lots of money, because you get tons of forced overtime.

    Cons

    Forced overtime ruins evenings, weekends and hollidays.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not competitive"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Scientist in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people who work here are great and PTO is wonderful. Room for advancement. The work MPI does is rewarding.

    Cons

    The pay, even once promoted to management or scientific roles.. is way below average. Moral is low and employee retention is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Look at each role at MPI and see what competitors are paying. We continue to lose great talent to other companies simply because we do not even compare in pay nor are we willing to offer employees anything when they put their two weeks in.. we simply let the good ones walk out the door.. There are multiple Study Directors and Scientist looking at other companies currently and we cannot afford to lose them. It cost a lot more to train a new employee then to treat your current employees correctly. Compensation needs to be addressed asap to avoid a loss in quality and efficiency. Also when promoting someone, stop looking at their current pay..pay what the job is worth!


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Michigan in Portage, MI
    Current Employee - Michigan in Portage, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MPI Research (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cafeteria has good food. A lot of the people that work here have great work ethics. Opportunities to move departments.

    Cons

    They don't care about employees. Awful performance reviews. They do not give performance raises and have unclear goals. Promotions given to friends not based on skill

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on skill. Reward your employees with recognition. Allow for advancement. Pay based on skills. Know your employees better


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Paid time off after first 3 months of working. Very flexible schedules. The workload is easy and not overly stressful.

    Cons

    Low wage. The benefits are the primary reason people stay with the company when you work in one of the lower pay grade departments. Sometimes does not seem worth it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are great and the job security is also comforting.

    Cons

    Pay was not competitive, moral in general at this company is low and 0 room for growth.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Activly Looking for a different position!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People you work with is great!

    Cons

    Management is not the greatest, even after the new company took over in January. Also, pay does not reflect the work that takes place. With an after profit over of over $130 millions dollars, the technicians still make more than some of the scientist that work at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Do things to make the employees value their job, and how they work with each other. Moral in general at this company is low.


  11. "Okay Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MPI Research full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, good place to learn and get your feet wet

    Cons

    Pay was not competitive, no raises, no bonus, manage by 'who you know'

    Advice to Management

    Why do I have to fill all these in just to read reviews



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