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  1. "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.


  2. "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!


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

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    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.


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  5. "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.


  6. "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


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    "Resource Manager"

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    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


  8. "x"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice company to work for

    Cons

    it gets really hot all the time

    Advice to Management

    turn down the air conditioner


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    "Good resume building"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Mattawan, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training/work experience for laboratory research field, tuition reimbursement, large company so opportunity to transfer between departments for new experiences is appealing

    Cons

    Some departments have very strict rules for tardy reporting (pulling your badge scans and giving warnings/write-ups for 2 minute tardies); bizarre, complicated upper management structure ("This is my bosses, bosses, bosses, boss. I don't know them and they have never met me, and I am not sure what they do, but they seem important...")

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people because they are so-and-sos friend/roommate/significant other/relative. This is sometimes a good reflection of a personsudden character, but should not be a hiring requirement. Friends and relatives usually have each others backs, which can be a problem if someone starts covering for someone else. Strangers sometimes make a better team because there aren't already clear lines drawn in the sand.


  10. "Good job overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Solid job with good benefits. There are a lot of opportunities to move up in the company provided you put in the work.

    Cons

    Pay could be better though


  11. "Room to grow if you are motivated"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Benefits, easily accessible upper management, nice facility, room to grow if you are motivated and work hard

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of communication between management levels

    Advice to Management

    Start from the ground floor, interact with technical level staff



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