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MPI Research Reviews

Updated September 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent benefits at a relatively stable company (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, new ownership is making moves to improve communication from the bottom up (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of interference from upper management which complicates the task at hand (in 21 reviews)

  • Work life balance can get extremely skewed toward the work side (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MPI Research full-time

    Pros

    Always work to do. Stayed busy.

    Cons

    No overtime. No weekends. Couldn't make up any hours that I missed.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad company, job is not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Mattawan, MI
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MPI Research (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are typically nice and they provide a lot of training. You could get as many hours as you wanted or you could just work a 40 hour week

    Cons

    There seemed to be a lot of drama and it had a small town high school feel. The work is not for everyone

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Research Tech"

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

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

    Pros

    Making difference in life.
    friendly environment.

    Cons

    Pays a very low wages for the hard work and the risk we put.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training for the Tech


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Its a job."

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

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time

    Pros

    2 weeks paid vacation time right off the bat, decent benefits, and a lot of options should you decide to move around withing the company (after 18 months). Good food.

    Cons

    Have to work holidays, weekends, and a good chuck of overtime. its not glorious (or clean) by any means. Getting sweaty, peed on, pooped on, etc is an extremely common occurrence and many jobs are difficult either physically and/or mentally.


  5. "Improvements ongoing"

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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

    Under new leadership so things may be headed in the right direction.

    Cons

    Lots of change occurs without input from those affected.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to be an active participant in the change that affects them.


  6. Helpful (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.


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "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


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