MDPI AG Reviews

Updated Oct 18, 2021

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3.5
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Pros
  • "Moreover MDPI has been the pioneer in OA Publishing(in 17 reviews)

  • "An open access publishing company which is growing fast(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sometimes it can be stressful as you need to work overtime(in 9 reviews)

  • "Relationship in MDPI is very simple(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Thorough training, lots of work available

      Oct 8, 2021 - Freelance English Editor in Halifax, NS
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      Pros

      Prompt payment, usually lots of journals available to edit each day, very comprehensive/thorough training, well organized/structured, very flexible.

      Cons

      Training takes a couple weeks, bit of a learning curve to become fast enough in order to earn a decent paycheck.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Why should you work at MDPI?

      Oct 18, 2021 - Assistant Editor in Bucharest
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule Good salary Great colleagues and good environment

      Cons

      Sometimes, the communication is not very easy with the editors or authors.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      pretty good

      Oct 16, 2021 - Assistant Editor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      relaxing environment, fluently communication and considerable salary

      Cons

      The trial period is a little long

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      salary review

      Oct 12, 2021 - Assistant Editor in Bucharest
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      Pros

      flexible schedule is a great advantage

      Cons

      sometimes it is too much work

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Insider

      Oct 12, 2021 - Assistant Editor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cool people and atmosphere; good benefits

      Cons

      As the management is Chinese, has comunist way of leadership, not resent from the European leaders

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good start after graduation

      Oct 10, 2021 - Section Managing Editor in Cluj-Napoca
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Young team Chances to grow and evolve

      Cons

      Small salary/benefits Stresfull Over hours not paid

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee

      11

      Oct 18, 2021 - Assistant Editor in Beijing, Beijing, Beijing
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      Pros

      Handling peer review process and establish special issues

      Cons

      Poor beverage and less friendly working environment

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Goor only for short-term

      Oct 11, 2021 - Production Editor in Cluj-Napoca
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      Pros

      They teach you everything you need to do

      Cons

      Teaching curve is too fast Pressure is too high - you are seen only as the percentage you work.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good for beginners

      Oct 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Young team, flexible work hours

      Cons

      Long hours, not clear work procedures, rules are not the same for all offices

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Bad for mental and physical health

      Sep 27, 2021 - Assistant Editor in Beijing, Beijing, Beijing
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      Pros

      Salaries are good enough for a entry-level job on market

      Cons

      Working with lots of unprofessional colleagues, sending tons of spam emails to researchers using prepared templates 7/24. Chaotic work flow and crazy workload within 8 hours, and the rewarding system is designed for people do exactly everything being told hope for, not for people to use their knowledge and brains. A lot of work were done based on luck, like finding suitable reviewers by limiting time, spamming people hope they will response. No work/life balance, they declare that they don't encourage working over time, but in reality, you are expected to answer emails and check every manuscripts's review process everyday even while on holidays and weekends. And the overtime of course not counted and paid as promised. Few or no choice at all down the career path, either work crazy hard to be rated as top performance editor, promoted to the manage post so then you could start nagging and pushing your inferior, or leave and find another job.

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