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MPI Research Reviews

Updated March 11, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Associate"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers great benefits.

    Cons

    The companies culture is deplorable. This leaves 0 room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of your employees skills-not your employees.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Where's my mentor"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Technician in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing good to say it was a bad environment it was like high school revisited

    Cons

    They claim to have am amazing training program and that you would have mentor for months... that's a lie they throw you in you can't find your mentor to ask questions.. the rest of the staff is walking around doing nothing. The boss don't care he just points out what you are doing wrong . When other employees are just standing around flirting with one another. After you are showed something once the expect you to know what's going on.. and the 1st month of training is joke you show up at 7am and then don't see your Trainor until 830am then they disappear all the time....!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention and weed out the slackers and stop nit-picking the hardest workers#


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Research Technician Position"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician II in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Research Technician II in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Gain excellent experiance with a variety of pre clinical studies functions. Work with multiple species with different dosing and blood collection methods. You will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Pay is about 13.00/hr
    Hours can be crazy, the department that I'm in you get short notice of third shift time or you will have to work multiple weekends in a row with no/short notice. Unless you've specifically requested time off you can pretty consider yourself on-call all the time, with no on-call pay. And there is no added compensation for working crazy hours, third shift gets $1.00/hr more an hour but any overtime is reverted back to your original rate of pay without the extra dollar. Further more because normally the third shift aren't for that long you will all most alway lose eight hours during the week and unless you have time to comp. you will have to use PTO to make up the difference in your pay check. The work is hard and the hours are brutal, the standard of work in my group at least is incredibly high, which would all be okay if we were compensated accordingly. It can be very difficult to move up in the company PL and GL positions are rarely available and when they are most groups know who they're pick is before they even interview. I've been there over a year and only seen a total of 4 PL positions open and all but one of them was filled from within there own group and everyone pretty much knew who was going to get it before hand. And I've seen no GL positions open. And no SD position either.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Been it all"

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    Current Employee - Worker Bee in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MPI Research (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    SOME flexibility with hour. Benefits

    Cons

    Mgmt lack of HONEST communication. Top heavy mgmt (and vision!) seem to change quarterly. Workers in trenches are treated as serfs.

    Advice to Management

    Bill, stop lying. Pay your bills. Make the SLT treat ALL your employees with respect.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Analytical Chemist"

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    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Great place starting out due to the knowledge gained. Good benefits.

    Cons

    There appears to be a disconnect between upper level management and bench level employees. Employees are often left feeling that they do not have a voice and cannot make an impact.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to break down the perceived barriers. Doing so will not only improve your relationship with your employees, it will empower them and together you can propel the company to the next level.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible (Worse than high school)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Research Technician II in Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Research Technician II in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MPI Research (More than a year)

    Pros

    I got to work daily with animals and some compassionate hardworking co-workers

    Cons

    If one person doesn't like you, you are better off quitting. Because they will find a reason to fire you.
    Long hours, little pay

    Advice to Management

    Needs a complete overhaul. Length of time in the company does not mean a competent employee.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "dont do it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing. there was really nothing that was good about this job.

    Cons

    Everything. The company was awful

    Advice to Management

    Even worst


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate I in Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Research Associate I in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with and it gave me hands on experience immediately following college. Good benfits and PTO.

    Cons

    Management doesn't know how to run things without making their employees mad. No praise for good work and constant write ups for every little thing you make a mistake on. No room for movement. Everyone is unhappy and miserable on a daily basis. Overworked and underpayed--pay is immensely lower than similar jobs within the field. You never knew when something was going to get delayed, changed, or added at the last minute, so it was impossible to make plans outside of work.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Dead end job"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A research job that is not a contract position. This job includes good benefits.

    Cons

    There is no growth, no performance based raises, no rewards program. Hard to find motivation to go above and beyond. Management known for knee-jerk reaction based decision making.


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