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MPI Research Reviews

Updated February 27, 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)

    "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.


  3. 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.


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    "SA-Tox"

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    Current Employee - Small Animal Technician in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Small Animal Technician in Mattawan, MI
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    This position is simple, once you get comfortable handling animals. The project leaders are quite helpful, and the pay is great for someone who is just starting out.

    Cons

    The group dynamic is difficult to move about in, and there is a running joke that this place is called "MP-High". Irritating, to say the least, but manageable. The hours can be long, and until you understand your schedule you shouldn't expect to be out of work until around 5:00 as a safety net. There is opportunity for advancement after 16 months, but many people burn out by that point.


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    "Management"

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

    Pros

    Wages were very competitive for area

    Cons

    Lack of leadership from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and lead


  7. Helpful (3)

    "mpi"

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

    Pros

    A great atmosphere. People actually enjoy working there.

    Cons

    The management is horrible. As long as the work is done, they don't care about slackers. So the hard workers work extra hard and the others... well they get away with doing nothing.

    Advice to Management

    They should probably take classes to become better managers.


  8. "Quickly growing company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities for advancement and plenty of overtime.

    Cons

    Like any large company, decisions made at the top are often made without consulting with the people affected by them.

    Advice to Management

    More communication between departments and management is needed.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Research Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits at a relatively stable company.

    Cons

    Poor management and gross lack of integrity on many fronts.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your act and your employees will follow suit.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People, people, people, people, people

    Cons

    Upper management continues to flounder with constant flavor of the month org changes that amount to nothing while the hard decisions are continuously avoided.

    Advice to Management

    Either get completely involved or get out of the way for someone willing to put the time and effort in to making the place what it once was.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "After 6 years, there little room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Senior Report Coordinator in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Report Coordinator in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    MPI offers great fringe benefits (great medical benefits, lots of vacation time, flexible hours) which is a huge selling point for the company. There is a very friendly atmosphere amongst the staff. There are plenty of positions available that allow for a work/home balance.

    Cons

    After struggling through the recession, staff salaries are still very low. There's no link to any merit increase to individual performance (all staff get the same 2% increase) so there's little incentive to do "great" work and no consequence to doing poor work. The company is very silo'd so few departments see the big picture of the work. There's no feel of having a boss who backs you up or fights for you, the computer systems are ever-changing and never working. The training program is extremely lacking

    Advice to Management

    Give your staff the tools and resources they need to do their jobs right. Then get out of the way and let your staff do their jobs. Trust them to do it. Reward the employees who are thriving and discipline the staff who act as dead weight.



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