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MDA Reviews

Updated Nov 15, 2019

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3.4
67%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
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MDA CEO Mike Greenley
Mike Greenley
20 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Low pay compared to other organizations in Vancouver(in 11 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. "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
  2. "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
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocrity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MDA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Big name company Sometimes exciting projects Possiblity for transfer amongst LOB

    Cons

    Mediocre to horrible food Massive instability in management Lack of consistency on decisions Unstable management structure

    MDA2019-10-26
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Do not recommend at all! Go elsewhere!"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Social Club, electrical car parking, location

    Cons

    Poor management, no career growth, no overtime, no flex schedule, minimum salary increases, very poor morale, no direction, no employee recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers who attract younger generation and who wish to offer better benefits to retain and attract employees.

    MDA2019-10-31
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MDA full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, very nice people, good salary and vacation.

    Cons

    Very demanding environment, long working hours, no training , no support, you will be working with unrealistic goals. Very poor communication and a lot of pressure from management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.

    MDA2019-10-29
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Unclear"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has a nice cafeteria.

    Cons

    Food is not that good.

    MDA2019-10-01
  7. "cool projects!"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer 

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

    Pros

    cool projects, decent salary, decent benefits

    Cons

    commute to Richmond is a bit of hassle

    MDA2019-09-17
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not the right fit"

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    Former Employee - Contracts Specialist in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks (shuttle to/from skytrain, cheap lunch in the cafe, free coffee, good parking, really good benefit package, employee buy-in, etc)

    Cons

    Very little training which sets employee up for failure Very secretive handling of employees

    MDA2019-09-23
  9. "Going through a rough patch - but really dedicated people"

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    Former Employee - Business Development 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MDA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work ethic is exemplary People really care Cool stuff - space, satellites, etc.

    Cons

    Difficult transition with American ownership, new senior management team (in the US) and new management team in Canada.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so quick to dismiss what experienced MDA people have to say... they really care.

    MDA2019-09-19
  10. "Great if you love space"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff 

    I have been working at MDA full-time

    Pros

    Working in the aerospace industry is exciting

    Cons

    Workflows are disorganized. Technologies are outdated.

    MDA2019-09-16
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