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MDA Reviews

Updated Jan 30, 2020

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3.6
71%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
Approve of CEO
MDA Group President, MDA Mike Greenley
Mike Greenley
26 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Low pay compared to other organizations in Vancouver(in 10 reviews)

  • "Lost of shifting in senior management due to acquisitions and restructuring, no sick leave for 6 months as new hire(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Best place to work for a Canadian Aerospace Engineering graduate"

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    Current Employee - Junior Member of Technical Staff - Product Assurance in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Cool stuff to work on which is at the forefront of Canadian Aerospace - Very competitive salary and benefits - Very supportive management who genuinely care about employee well being and career development - Convenient perks like flex time, work from home, multi-faith room, partially subsidized cafeteria

    Cons

    - Nothing which seriously impacts experience

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    MDA2020-01-14
  2. "undergoing changes"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, one of a kind company in canada

    Cons

    uncertain future changes, bought out by the U.S. then bought back to Canada

    MDA2020-01-31
  3. "MDA Solid Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Development Engineer in Dartmouth, NS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back, flexible hours, driven to succeed

    Cons

    I don’t have any major concerns at this time

    MDA2020-01-19
  4. "Software Developer Review"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment and peers are very helpful and nice

    Cons

    The on boarding process is very tedious and long

    MDA2020-01-14
  5. "Decent place"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Brampton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MDA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Low wages Slow moving technology Hippos stuck on old ways and process Lack of leadership

    Cons

    Friendly smart co-workers Good benefits Well known company Cool projects

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    MDA2020-01-25
  6. "Happy to be back at MDA!"

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

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

    Pros

    I came back to MDA after a 7 year "sabbatical" at UrtheCast and Planet for 2 specific reasons: 1) to work with fantastic people, and 2) to accept an amazing and challenging opportunity that has real impact.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons at this time.

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    MDA2020-01-11
  7. "General"

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    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at MDA full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and work life balance.

    Cons

    Can’t think of any con.

    MDA2020-01-10
  8. "Project Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Project Accountant in Halifax, NS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex time Good benefits

    Cons

    Management structure could be better

    MDA2019-12-25
  9. "Great Work Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    - No micro management - Multitude of projects to work on - Team friendly environment - Willing to help co-workers (great for new/existing employees) - Good work culture

    Cons

    - Messages from leadership seem be slightly cryptic

    MDA2019-11-15
  10. "Smart people,bad managment"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot, life work balance is unbeatable here!

    Cons

    Very limited trancparency to upper managment, low salaries, lack of future directions

    MDA2019-11-08

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