Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) – Ovid, MI – January 8, 2018
Working in the lab at MMPA in Ovid is not a bad job. It is the culture that MMPA has brought upon the plant that makes the employees unhappy which makes it a tough place to work when everyone is always upset. It just is not a fun place to be at right now. They pay well and have decent benefits. The culture and attitude at the plant right now is just not what I am looking for when I go into work everyday.
I have been working at MMPA(Michigan Milk Producers Association) more than a year
Sr. Qlik Developer (Current Employee) – Farmington, MI – April 3, 2018
Sometimes, I genuinely feel like being employed at MMPA has been like winning the lottery. I get to work with some incredible clients, and very supportive coworkers in a well designed program every week. My supervisors are supportive and personable, and I always feel confident that my coworkers will be there for me when I need them most. I think my favorite thing about Sample Supports is that our clients always come first. If someone is not getting the care they deserve, the issue will definitely be resolved very quickly.
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – Ovid, MI – December 5, 2017
There is a lot to be done, and since it is a union job, your pay must be voted on to get a raise. Plus, if you work hard and your coworker doesn't, you both get the same pay and rewards. This leads to some stress and resentment.
Sanitation Engineer (Current Employee) – Ovid, MI – October 23, 2017
MMPA was a good place to work when i started but now that i am toped out i can not advance in my career. A typical day at MMPA is bad management, poor planning and waisted product. I enjoy the people i work with, we have a good team and together we can accomplish anything.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Ovid, MI – September 21, 2017
I would make sure I had all the employees that were scheduled for that shift. I learned to manage people. Managment was so disconnected to the workforce it was hard to deal with employees being a middle manager in the company. I walked on pins and needles all the time, couldn't trust anyone. The hardest part was dealing with employees that had gotten away with misbehavior for so long it had become the "norm". Dealing with Management. Working 3rd shift was a breeze. No upper management around.
Quality Assurance Supervisor (Former Employee) – Ovid, MI – August 10, 2017
Organizationally, this company prefers to "put out fires" rather than perform root cause analysis to permanently address their problems. Meetings are consistently changed last-minute, communication is poor, and job roles are not clearly defined or maintained. Hourly employees are not invited to corporate celebrations. Communication between management and hourly employees is abysmal, with crucial information not being communicated to those directly responsible for the company's success. Morale is very low for the majority of the hourly employees. Forced overtime is a common occurrence, with some employees informed as they are waiting to clock out at the end of their shift.
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) – Ovid, MI – April 11, 2017
I learned allot from the Engineering Team, and was proud to be apart of this team. They were not concerned that I did not have any Supervisor time, but I did have the maintenance time and they could work with that.