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MPI Research Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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Robert H. DeWit, PhD
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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. "Great people, challenging work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Report Coordinator in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Report Coordinator in Mattawan, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people throughout company, keeps you busy, good work/life balance

    Cons

    It's hard and demanding work a lot of the time and the compensation doesn't quite match.


  2. "Office/Administrative/Data Entry"

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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

    It is a good place to get started in the preclinical pharmaceutical research industry. You have an opportunity to learn and there is tuition reimbursement. Pay could be better but benefits are good. Oh, and the cafeteria food is good.

    Cons

    As others have said, work/life balance can be hard to achieve in some departments. The new owners are not local and have a typical corporate America mentality. If they decide your position or department is expendable, then it gets cut.

  3. "Improving"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, new ownership is making moves to improve communication from the bottom up.

    Cons

    Hours can be very unpredictable.


  4. "Company culture improving dramatically"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mattawan, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Executive management has made it a point to provide transparency in business decisions to the employees. The new CEO is friendly and approachable.

    Cons

    Some departments are still holding to the antiquated ideas of the previous owner and treating employees like objects and not humans.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the communication up-it's great to hear from you!


  5. "Biostatistics Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work experience for a statistician or SAS programmer

    Cons

    This was part of my internship for grad school. The pay was a little low for someone with a BS degree.


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Mattawan, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    New ownership that is willing to innovate by improving processes and engaging employees. Great potential for career growth and opportunity to drive change.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the CRO business, the work requires diligence and great attention to detail. Also requires a high level of trustworthiness and ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on creating a positive culture!


  7. "MPI Research: Heading In The Right Direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Under the new regime I've thoroughly enjoyed the transparency allotted to all employees. There are opportunities for advancement thru hard work and innovation. The sense of job security is also comforting. Benefits are competitive, and the option of furthering my education (Benefits: Tuition Reimbursement) is also appealing. I believe MPI Research is moving in the right direction.

    Cons

    Some, not all Management is stuck in the past. Saying "that's how we've always done it" doesn't seem to cut it anymore. To be a successful company in the future, we need to plan for the future. Customer service is a big part of being a CRO. Again some, not all management needs to carry the "customer service" respect over to how they interact with their employees.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to effectively train, respect and communicate with your employees. Expecting an employee to complete a task with minimal training isn't fair and is a set up for failure. To have a strong company, the base needs to be properly supported to allow growth.

  8. "A Fine Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate II in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Research Associate II in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MPI Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has lots of room for advancement and is a great place to learn new skills, due to their exceptional training programs. In addition, the company truly does care about each employee and helps to do its best to balance work and life. The benefits are really good. It should also be noted that the people you work with truly do make the job enjoyable.

    Cons

    Management seems distant and disconnected from laboratory activities. Sometimes the overtime does make it hard for the work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Take a more active role in getting to know your employees as well as the details of what they need to do their jobs. Don't just take other people's word.


  9. "Review of MPI Research"

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    Current Employee - Study Director in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Study Director in Mattawan, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Compensation could be more competitive


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Resource Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resource Manager in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Resource Manager in Mattawan, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good communication from technician to middle management

    Cons

    No cons middle management cares for the technicians


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