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MDA Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2019

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3.4
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MDA CEO Mike Greenley
Mike Greenley
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "MDA offers a work environment which is an example to follow(in 23 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, good pay, good commute, opportunities for growth, good benefits(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay compared to other organizations in Vancouver(in 11 reviews)

  • "Massive purge of upper management occurred to detoxify the culture(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Quality Place Where People Want To Be"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Halifax, NS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MDA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are great, salaries becoming more industry competitive, Management tries to be open, flexible schedule, good benefits package

    Cons

    Lost of shifting in senior management due to acquisitions and restructuring, no sick leave for 6 months as new hire

    Advice to Management

    Employees need incentives to hit project milestones / work more effectively, hit stretch goals, it goes a long way. Also better recognition for long term employees.

    MDA2019-08-13
  2. "Nice People, Cool Projects"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MDA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    MDA is full of really nice people and they have some of the coolest projects out there. The building is full of really smart people which is both inspiring and motivating.

    Cons

    IT is pretty brutal. WiFi in the building is pretty sub-standard and the help desk responds at a glacial pace. They are working on this though, so hopefully it improves.

    MDA2019-08-11
  3. "Working at MDA"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at MDA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Challenging domains and flexible work environment.

    Cons

    The salary compensation is below average.

    MDA2019-08-09
  4. "Nice job where to finish your career"

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    Former Employee - Test Technician in Montreal, QC
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MDA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Open and freindly environment and many social advantages

    Cons

    Too many extra time and your shift could changes any time

    MDA2019-07-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on project oppurtunities"

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    Current Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Brampton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MDA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good benefits, smart people

    Cons

    Poor management of resources, lots of idle people

    Advice to Management

    remove excessive layers of management

    MDA2019-07-29
  6. "Fine"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at MDA full-time

    Pros

    Good tech if you like space missions or defense

    Cons

    Accountant driven and bill your hours

    MDA2019-07-01
  7. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Sales Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MDA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Structured processes, fair pay, great people, good work environmnegt

    Cons

    a little old school

    MDA2019-06-28
  8. "Interesting Company"

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    Former Employee - M4 Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MDA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flex time, cool projects, great coworkers, lots of support and continuous learning.

    Cons

    Lower than average pay, crunch time at the end of projects, old technology for the most part, not cutting edge.

    MDA2019-06-26
  9. "Great team, but there is not enough engineers"

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MDA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours and schedule Able to work from home occasionally Friendly team and managers Good parking area Several in-office perks

    Cons

    Teams are getting smaller and smaller (not enough people coming in) Most of the offices in the building don't have windows Not enough training Uncertainty about company's future

    Advice to Management

    Make "work from home" more like a second office, not an exception (e.g. not only when people are sick or need to run some errands)

    MDA2019-06-22
  10. "Smart people all around you, interesting assignments."

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    Current Employee - Tech Staffer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MDA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people. Work that you won't get to do anywhere else in Canada

    Cons

    Programmatic nature of the business can be stressful, with some exceptions there are relatively few internally funded R&D initiatives.

    MDA2019-06-19
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