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MPI Research Reviews

Updated December 10, 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. "Study Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honest and hard working employees

    Cons

    401K match is not great.


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "In a Better Place Now"

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    Former Employee - Basic Life Science Research Associate in Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Basic Life Science Research Associate in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - it's a job
    - learn a very particular set of skills
    - potential for advancement after leaving

    Cons

    - dirty, smelly, work
    - lots of unpleasant jobs for low pay
    - takes an emotional toll seeing the physical effects of test articles on test subjects
    - unresponsive, immature, managers
    - "look the other way" culture

    Advice to Management

    Do better than the ones that left their "skeletons" in the MPI closet.


  4. "Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mattawan, MI
    Recommends
    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.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Never look back"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mattawan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of experience to be gained, good practical skill building

    Cons

    Entrenched management, unclean, no room for promotion, low pay, cliquey,


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MPI Research full-time

    Pros

    Good people work here sometimes

    Cons

    Bad people work here sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Be chill

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to get your foot in the door, definitely not a career."

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Mattawan, MI
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Mattawan, MI

    I worked at MPI Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generally speaking, the people you work with are friendly and easy to get along with. The benefits in terms of paid time off and company provided life insurance are nice, but not enough to make you stay.

    Cons

    I enjoyed the work I did at MPI, however, once becoming certified in my field I was able to find a job doing the same type of work, for 40 hours instead of 50+ for $7 an hour more even after my certification raise from MPI. That place has the ability to make you feel expendable in the sense that even though you go through all this training 6+ weeks, in some departments even more, there is no push or incentive to get you to stay. They will just replace you with cheaper labor and watch you walk out the door.

    Advice to Management

    Management here has the ability to create a really strong company that many people would be proud and happy to work for, but the compensation is nowhere close to what it should be for the amount and type of work that is asked of the employees, especially many of the "specialty" areas that require extensive training Once an employee leaves, it takes 1+ year(s) to get a new employee back up to speed where the old one was. You would think they would realize this and would do what they could to keep the good employees they have instead of wasting time trying to find new ones and resources to train them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Research Tech"

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

    I worked at MPI Research full-time

    Pros

    Cafeteria, Walking paths, benefits, small bonus quarterly if the company meets goals

    Cons

    Long hours, rotating weekends, physically straining, mentally straining, animal feces/urine, harmful chemicals (although there is PPE), occasionally sick or aggressive animals, hot, compensation not commensurate with the workload, many unhappy employees, low moral

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people & take care of employees who have proven themselves effective and loyal to the company.


  10. 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


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