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MPI Research Reviews

Updated November 23, 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. "Office"

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

    I worked at MPI Research full-time

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    The work can be challenging.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time

    Pros

    I have worked at MPI Research for 11 years. The main thing I like about this company is that if you have ambition and drive you will have opportunity to build and advance your career. Also, communication has dramatically improved throughout the company over the last year and the company is growing at a great rate. It is a pleasure to work here with all of the companies great employees.

    Cons

    Employees should take more advantage of the onsite classes that are offered.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build upon the open communication throughout the company.

  3. "Interning at MPI Research"

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    Current Intern - Biostatistics Associate I in Mattawan, MI
    Current Intern - Biostatistics Associate I in Mattawan, MI
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at MPI Research as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Continuous learning opportunities. Collaborative atmosphere. Large company but well connected. Work space is in cubical format so each employee has personal space that is usually not shared.

    Cons

    Not a ton of feedback on personal performance. A fair amount of paperwork is required in any clinical atmosphere; this one included.


  4. "JOIN A WINNING TEAM!"

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    Current Employee - Project Leader in Mattawan, MI
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Mattawan, MI
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time

    Pros

    MPI is one of the best companies to work for in Michigan if not THE best!

    - Competitive pay 50-80% higher wages than other local employers
    - Affordable benefits, health, dental, life insurance, PTO, flex scheduling, work from home (scientific staff only)...
    - Flexible scheduling for your needs, @ MPI we value our ability to give employees time daily to spend with family, further their education, or, heck, to just plain have fun!
    - Unlimited opportunities for VOLUNTARY OVERTIME! Lots of available hours for employees to earn extra cash helping out other shifts!
    - Paid time off, well above average, but with such a relaxed family environment putting in for PTO is like taking a vacation from a vacation!!!
    - Progressive disciplinary ladder so you can learn from mistakes not get burned from mistakes!
    - Opportunities for advancement in pay and responsibilities have grown exponentially the last three years!
    - Commitment to open, and caring, communication with managers and Study Directors (I call them coaches)!
    - Commitment to WORLD CLASS training, equipment, and support. Ask, ask, ask, and it will be given!!!

    Cons

    Cons?
    - If you're reading this review you work somewhere else
    - You're not working at MPI Research
    - You're waiting to hear back after your interview
    - You're not part of the family yet

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! A few bad apples, that couldn't adhere to the disciplinary process, can't stop this train!!!!


  5. "People care about their work"

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

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

    Pros

    Owner and senior leadership care about employees and give them the option to advance career

    Cons

    Were hurt by the economic downturn, just like everybody else

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, the tide will turn!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "If you're in the right department, a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Research Associate I in Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Research Associate I in Mattawan, MI
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training is available to those who seek it. While with MPI I expanded not only my skills in the lab, but attended courses on leadership, problem solving, Lean Six Sigma, etc. HR is amazing to deal with, the facility is enormous and mostly well maintained. Pay was good- but you do have to push for that raise.

    Cons

    Scheduling is an issue. Some weeks we worked from 5 am to midnight, 80 hours a week, and some weeks we were so slow we had to take on extra projects just to make 40.
    Layoffs are scary. In my time with MPI, there have been 4 series of layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Work with the study directors on scheduling. I understand that sponsors push to have it done NOW, but the quality decreases when your in life staff are exhausted and burned out. Bring back the cookouts! Having recreational activities promoted a sense of community that's missing these days.


  7. "researcher"

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

    Pros

    A good place to work at

    Cons

    I have nothing to complain about

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


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