MDPI AG FAQ

Have questions about working at MDPI AG? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at MDPI AG.

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38 English questions out of 38

November 4, 2020

What is health insurance like at MDPI AG?

Pros

average to good salary, health insurance, young team, quick progress

Cons

stressful corporate job, high employee expectations, a true capitalist production line where people are expendable

average to good salary, health insurance, young team, quick progress

November 4, 2020

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March 9, 2021

Does MDPI AG offer health savings accounts?

Pros

- Good salary for Romania entry-level positions (3000 RON) - Benefits package (health insurance, bus card) - Friendly & helpful colleagues - Provided work equipment at home

Cons

- Harsh Management (that cares more about publishing tons of articles than the employees wellbeing & that constantly pressure/blame you if the enormous targets are not achieved) - Immense targets (especially during the probation period) - Complicated & poorly taught work division between departments - Overtime hours not paid (since they put the blame on the employee for not being productive enough, not on their targets being impossible to achieve in an 8 hour work schedule) - Constant comparison between Romanian colleagues & the Chinese ones (who publish more due to working more -even weekends-) - Complicated ways to obtain bonuses

Benefits package (health insurance, bus card)

March 9, 2021

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January 18, 2021

Does MDPI AG offer vacation time?

Pros

Work on your own time

Cons

Steep learning curve; not worth the pay

Advice to Management

Train editors more properly

Work on your own time

January 18, 2021

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February 5, 2021

Does MDPI AG offer life insurance?

Pros

Salary and some nice people

Cons

- Workload is too much for 8 hours. - It is expected of me to work overtime, without getting compensation. - Quality is disregarded entirely. - Quantity is king. - Contant fear of being fired because of bad performances (even if it is not your fault entirely) - Paper quality is very very low. - Constant stress caused by upper management. - Very high employee turnover. - Some trainings are done for nothing. I learned more by myself. - Scientific racism. - Ineffective micromanagement. - Meritocracy is disregarded. Entirely. - Everything feels to be luck based. - Personal life and health is disregarded.

Advice to Management

Rethink all management. It is just bad.

Personal life and health is disregarded.

February 5, 2021

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November 14, 2021

Does MDPI AG assist with or provide childcare?

Pros

good salary and benefits for employees

Cons

a lot of overtime, the overtime is not paid, very stressful

good salary and benefits for employees

November 14, 2021

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