Love the People, Concerned About the Future
Senior Engineer (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – December 23, 2015
For years MRIGlobal was a wonderful employer with a strong legacy in the Kansas City area. Unfortunately this has taken a strong hit over the past decade.
As an Engineer I have always enjoyed working on a diverse set of projects which has allowed me to continue to develop my skills. Over the past few years though, MRIGlobal has slowly transitioned away from technical Engineering work to the management of large government projects with little need for innovative thinking. At the current rate I strongly believe that MRIGlobal will leave the Engineering field and focus more on Project and Program management in the next five years. This is something that potential technical employees will need to strongly consider before taking a position here.
I would also like to add that while I have never stayed at MRIGlobal for the compensation, they are now so far behind the local and national averages that they have a very hard time hiring and keeping Engineers. This not only affects the work that we currently have, but also our ability to win future work as we just don't have the staff to compete with larger research organizations. Unfortunately this is controlled by HR and one of the most incompetent compensation analysts I have ever worked with. 2-3% merit increases will be the norm, regardless of how well you perform on your annual review.
I am starting my job search this week, which pains me, and there are dozens of others like me that are in the process of leaving...but not without heavy hearts as we think back on what a wonderful company MRIGlobal used to be.
Dedicated people that love their company and community.
Pay, stability, growth opportunities.