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MDA Corporation Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2018
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  • Low pay compared to other organizations in Vancouver (in 7 reviews)

  • Employees are never engaged in any of the upper management decisions (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, BC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MDA Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work is interesting and keeps employees engaged. The work environment is laid back and suitable for introverted engineering minds who likes to engage in deep thoughts and quiet independent work.

    Cons

    Compensation feels inadequate for the given complexity of work


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Director, Contracts"

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    Former Employee - Director, Contracts Management in Richmond, BC
    Former Employee - Director, Contracts Management in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MDA Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leading edge of technology; great working environment with great common lunch area with free coffee and tea and milk and with everyone getting an individual office, with good salaries.

    Cons

    No annual bonuses; way too many unnecessary meetings; way too many levels of middle management who are not productive at all (the people at the bottom are the ones who really produce results). A lot of middle managers, including engineers, show up only part time but draw full-time salaries because they are on good terms with certain upper management personnel. A lot of people are hired without merit through connections with upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Please weed out middle-management who are drawing fat salaries but are really not doing any work at all - they attend a lot of "meetings" and give the impression that they are "very busy working" but in reality they are not.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Environment, do not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    MDA is a very large organization

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Stay away!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MDA Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People and values, approachable management, excellent teamwork, stimulating environment.

    Cons

    Overstretched. Too many priorities since mid 2017


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting Changes Coming!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MDA Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting business, really bright staff and nice office building. The company is going through some exciting changes.

    Cons

    Sometimes frustrating while going through change, particularly with technology.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on top of technological advances, but keep up the fun, positive work environment.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Leadership has lost its way"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Richmond, BC
    Current Employee - Manager in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MDA Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fascinating subject matter. Very various areas to work in.

    Cons

    Working in Silos. No clear direction nor vision from management.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, BC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MDA Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Nice coworkers. They know you are all in the same boat and in a horrible work environment and they are quite understanding.

    Cons

    - Horrible salary well below national average.
    - Highly toxic work environment.
    - Useless and ineffective management.
    - Mind numbingly boring work.
    - No prospects for career growth.
    - No respect from managers.

    Advice to Management

    Take some management courses.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "xxx"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MDA Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Life work balance

    Cons

    food is not good in cafeteria


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC

    I have been working at MDA Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Interesting projects
    Capable and professional coworkers

    Cons

    Pay below average
    Hard to get promoted after reaching intermediate level


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MDA Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay, good commute, opportunities for growth, good benefits

    Cons

    Ups and downs in workload


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