Research Associate (Former Employee) – Mattawan, MI – September 12, 2017
A typical day is stress full. You're treated like a kindergartner. Management sucks. The place is filled with back stabbers. If you are desperate, it will give you a paycheck until you find something better.
Histology Technician (Current Employee) – Mattawan, MI – September 9, 2017
No Work/life balance Merit raises are either 0 or a max of 2% per year. No advancement opportunities unless someone leaves. Mandatory 10 hours of over time for 6 straight months for the past 4 summers.
expensive health coverage with very high deductibles.
Equipment/Cage Wash Technician (Former Employee) – Mattawan, MI – September 7, 2017
A typical day at MPI demanded that our team was able to adjust to any change in our daily work schedule. These changes happened more frequently than not. I learned that in order for someone to be able to adjust to these changes with ease they would need to be rigorously trained. Management had there job to make sure their team was on task, also assisting if possible and setting examples of what was expected. The work place culture was fairly diverse with over 1500 employees. Coworkers had their differences at times but mainly the employees knew they had a task to accomplish and that work needed to be done. I would have to say the hardest part about working at MPI was the long mandatory hours and having enough in job experience to be able to adjust to the daily changes in work load. The most enjoyable part about working at MPI would have had to have been making life long friends that just started out to be co-workers.
Great Benefits 401k/Healthcare/Paid time Off (Lots)
Mandatory overtime/ Constantly changing work loads and schedules
Too many cooks in the kitchen and not enough accountablity
IT (Current Employee) – Mattawan, MI – August 14, 2017
While there are a lot of well meaning and great employees here, the culture is one of working in a silo. Departments only look out for them selves, and this culture is continued by advancing workers up the chain of management based on who they know rather than qualifications. Added to this stress is a lack of adequate compensation as well as a management team who would rather have a 1 to 1 ratio of directors to employees and you have a recipe for a slow changing, devolving, unsecured, and stressful workplace.
Infrastructure Client Engineer (Current Employee) – Mattawan, MI – July 6, 2017
Work flies by. We are government regulated so we have to pay attention to details. Management of your time is a must. The workplace culture is "how soon can you have it done". This makes for a high-pressure work environment.
Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Mattawan, MI – April 27, 2017
Great benefits, including healthcare, dental, etc. The corporate atmosphere is a real downer. Management is awful, picks favorites, and doesn't respect the people who actually do the job. Pay is not competitive with other labs, there is little to no opportunity for advancement, and no recognition for hard work.
Low pay, disrespectful management, no opportunity to advance
Medical Technologist (Current Employee) – Mattawan, MI – April 4, 2017
Depending on your management it can be quite a pleasant work place. I enjoyed my coworkers and I enjoyed my manager except she made poor choices like hiring her friends in supervising positions instead of considering what was best for her Med Techs. MPI does encourage a work life balance but when the work load increases there is not always enough help so you work a lot of overtime. I have heard MPI is great place to start but the pay tends to be limited for most departments. As Med Techs MPI doesn't always keep up with the competitive wages.
Good benifits, cafeteria on campus, good coworkers
Management has always been a challenge for many depts.
Archives Associate 2 - Sponsor Contacts (Current Employee) – Mattawan, MI – January 24, 2017
I very much enjoy working for MPI Research and the job that I do here. I'm learning new things constantly. I enjoy paperwork and there is a lot of the in my present position. Working closely with the Sponsors is a part of the job that I enjoy as well. No two are the same so the job is never boring. The people I work with and for are amazing and we are definitely a team which is very important. The hardest part of any job here at MPI is the public not understanding what we do here and therefore we a lot of times get negative feedback.
Primate Toxicology (Current Employee) – Mattawan, MI – November 19, 2016
MPI Research is a good company to work for if you are looking for a career in the Bio medical field. the problem currently is the lack of overtime creating the need to sacrifice your downtime jumping from late shift to late shift to help increase your paycheck.
Science (Current Employee) – Not willing to – September 14, 2016
It is a great place to start your professional career, but the compensation is horrific. A kid fresh out of high school, is on the same level as a person who has a Bachelors degree in Science. For example I have a degree in Biochemistry and get paid approximately the same as people in lower levels on the totem pole.