MDA Reviews

Updated May 10, 2022

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3.6
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Pros
  • "Collegial work environment with a healthy mentoring culture(in 27 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance is usually pretty healthy(in 25 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "COVID and adoption of work-from-home (or lack thereof) has revealed how out of touch upper management are with the rest of the industry(in 14 reviews)

  • "Low pay, low moral, uncertain future(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      For anyone with SPACE between their ears

      May 9, 2022 - Aerospace Systems Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting projects Unique challenges Front row seat to Emerging space industry

      Cons

      big company beurocracy Lots of paperwork

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Enjoyed it

      May 5, 2022 - Software Engineer Co-Op in Richmond, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Lots of room; there were private/shared offices, even for co-op students - Free ice cream every week

      Cons

      - Working with legacy systems

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Mediocre workplace, but interesting projects

      May 10, 2022 - Member of Technical Staff I Software Engineer in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - you get to work on the biggest/most interesting projects - work week is 37.5 hours - overtime is paid 1x until 40 hours, and 1.5x for anything above 40 hours. Must be approved by manager (but rarely refused) - Free filtered coffee - now hybrid (3d office, 2d remote) - 5% RRSP matching, decent insurance plan (not paid by MDA)

      Cons

      - very conservative workplace - non-existing company culture. It's rarely "fun" to work. - offices are old and depressing (at least in Montreal). - no recognition of work from upper management. It's an exchange of services: they pay you for your time, that's it. - in part because of union, it's impossible to move upwards or gain more responsibilities quickly. You have to follow the collective agreement. This also means you're stuck with a 1.5% raise annually while COVID inflation is close to 7%... - pay is on the low side - EVERYTHING is slow : asking for promotion, raise, day off, talking with HR, improving processes, etc. - located very far in the outskirts of Montreal, no public transportation - not flexible with remote work. Ask your manager, who will ask his manager, who will review your request, etc...

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      S&MA

      Apr 19, 2022 - Junior Member of Technical Staff Product Assurance in Brampton, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly people Awesome projects Good Management Competitive Salary

      Cons

      Work process needs improvement Should allow options to work from home

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Employer

      Apr 27, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great technologies, good knowledge, good salary

      Cons

      Atmosphere could be better, office is pretty far

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Mediocre

      Apr 19, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Brampton, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great coworkers, intelligent people, flexible work environment

      Cons

      Low wages, slow progress, union means more or less everyone gets same salary

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good experience

      Apr 18, 2022 - Engineer in Brampton, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay and benefits Interesting work Nice co-workers

      Cons

      Increasingly restrictive work from home policy (only certain days allowed) Micro-management and authoritarian control from executive management which does not provide much freedom for director's and line managers to make decisions related to employee working arrangements

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Work that will make you proud

      Mar 29, 2022 - Junior Systems Administrator in Brampton, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits that start immediately.

      Cons

      Not a lot of communication between departments, causing new ideas to not be approved or to be shot down on arrival.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Exciting, challenging work!

      Mar 24, 2022 - Project Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment, motivated, inclusive staff, good support from program managers, new HQ opening next year

      Cons

      pay isn't very competitive, need more resources for current projects

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Unique opportunity to work for world class space company

      Mar 23, 2022 - Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Unique tech, smart people, west coast home with international community

      Cons

      Occasionally too bureaucratic, decision making skews toward risk avoidance vs, agility

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