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MDA Overview

Richmond, BC
1001 to 5000 employees
1969
Company - Private
IT Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
For more than five decades, MDA has been a trusted provider of industry-leading radar satellite systems and imagery, ground systems, space robotics and sensors, satellite antennas, electronics and payloads, surveillance and intelligence solutions, and defence systems for ... Read more

Mission: OUR PURPOSE

We believe breakthrough insights unlock infinite possibilities. We exist to create the connection and intelligence that build a better world.

MDA – Why Work For Us?


Meet MDA

Where creativity and innovation flourish.
At MDA, we believe that our personal and business success is the result of the diverse ideas, experiences, and personalities that our employees bring to work each day. By providing ongoing education, mentoring, flexible work hours, and the opportunity to participate in our community outreach initiatives that include supporting education and other special interest causes, we foster diversity and create a workplace where every employee can realize their full potential. We invite exceptional achievers from every background to bring their unique strengths to our organization.

MDA regularly assesses its programs to ensure that they remain competitive in the markets where the company operates, and to optimize value to employees and their families.


Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

MDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at its many locations. As a member of the MDA team, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection for employees and their families through health care plans, disability income protection, life insurance, and other employee benefits. The Company's retirement plans encourage employees to save for their future with a Company matching contribution in many locations.


Employee Share Purchase Plan

Eligible employees can share in the growth and continued success of MDA through the Employee Share Purchase Plan that enables the purchase of company shares at a discount to fair market value. Rewards programs provide employees and managers with opportunities to recognize and celebrate the individual achievements, challenges, and successes that are the company's foundation.


MDA Corporation, a Maxar Technologies Company

Maxar Technologies is a vertically integrated, new space economy story, including segments across the value continuum for every moment leading up to and following launch. We lead in satellite communications (building and operating), ground infrastructure, Earth observation, advanced analytics, insights from machine learning, next-generation propulsion, space robotics, on-orbit servicing, on-orbit assembly, and protection of space assets through cybersecurity and monitoring of space systems. By integrating our leading-edge capabilities, we provide innovative, cost-effective solutions, value for customers, and thus unlock the multiplier effect of our combined businesses.

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Our Values

We believe breakthrough insights unlock infinite possibilities. We exist to create the connection and intelligence that build a better world.

We Put the Mission First

This means that everything we do is to satisfy the goals, ambitions and dreams of our customers.

We Stay Curious

We never stop working to discover the answers to the questions of tomorrow and to solve the most difficult problems.

We Do It Right

This means we operate with high integrity. No shortcuts. We honor our commitments to our customers, our partners and our employees.

We Work Better Together

We are an organization that values collaboration and diversity to create a better future.

We Act Like Owners

We know that results matter and we continually find new ways to grow, improve, and deliver sustainable value.

Diversity

At MDA, we are committed to growth through innovation. World class innovation is only possible if we attract, develop and motivate world class talent. To do so, we must recognize that diversity is a competitive advantage—the best minds and top talent don’t sit within one demographic of our population. It’s up to us to create a work environment that is equally accessible and inclusive to all.

We are proud to talk about a couple of important initiatives we are undertaking to support inclusivity in Richmond.

Women in Leadership

Open to all women at MDA, the WIL group fosters a community based on gender equality and diversity through professional, educational, and social events and initiatives

Benefits & Perks

As a full-time MDA employee, you and your family have access to a multitude of benefits and perks, most of which are effective the first day of your employment. A career at MDA can be demanding, but it also rewards your hard work and achievements.

Health Benefits

Extended Health Care

Dental Care

Vision Care

Basic AD&D Insurance

Emergency Medical Travel Insurance

Basic Life Insurance

Sick Leave

Short & Long Term Disability

Employee & Family Assistance

Other Benefits

Flexible Work Hours

Vacation

Statutory Holidays

RRSP

Employee Share Purchase Plan

Referral Bonus Program

Professional Development


Perks

On-Site Fitness Facilities

Gym Membership Discounts

Subsidized Cafeteria

Complimentary Coffee & Tea Service

Company Events & Clubs

Perkopolis Program

MDA Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC
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    I have been working at MDA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exceptional people. Interesting work. The culture at MDA is improving and there is a lot of great change happening. I've been well supported there and have a great time working with my colleagues. There is a good amount of staff appreciation events which I enjoy. Lots of positive executive management change (MDA) which is bringing new life to the org. MAXAR is bringing exciting new energy too!

    Cons

    Tools and technology are improving but the security controls have for a long time stifled the use of technologies like Slack, etc. The building is a little retro and so is the furniture but it's hardly a con. There isn't the best food options location wise.

    Advice to Management

    Keep finding innovative ways to support the workforce and work hard to retain and attract the stellar people at the company. Competition is and will continue to be fierce for talent and we need to up our game to prosper and grow.

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MDA Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MDA (Toronto, ON).

    Interview

    L'entretien a duré en tout 4 heures, dont 3h d'entretien technique.
    L'échange avec l'ingénieur était fort intéressant mais la dernière partie avec le service RH était plus que traumatisante: la dame n'avait aucun respect pour moi et a juste dénigré mon profil, pourtant valorisé par l'ingénieur.
    Pour le volet technique, il n'y avait pas vraiment de questions pièges.

    Interview Questions

    • RH: Combien vous donnerez vous sur 10 pour l'entretien technique? Et qu'est-ce qui fait que ce ne soit pas 10/10?   1 Answer
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