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Updated May 12, 2021

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3.6
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MDA CEO, MDA Mike Greenley
Mike Greenley
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "Collegial work environment with a healthy mentoring culture(in 27 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, good benefits, smart people(in 25 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lack of support from upper management(in 13 reviews)

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

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to work at

      Apr 7, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people and adequate management

      Cons

      Not many. Location is kind of far from everywhere

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Employees, Employer could be better

      May 12, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Richmond, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule, work from home during Covid, friendly staff, fair wages, great events,

      Cons

      not enough communication from management, not enough emphasis in connecting as a community, employer not all that humble when they are shown to be wrong about certain matters, HR doesn't seem to be interested in the mental wellbeing of employees

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Steer clear

      Mar 16, 2021 - Member of Technical Staff (MTS) 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Nice time off schedule - Smart and nice coworkers - Cool space programs

      Cons

      - HR is absolutely terrible they kick their heels at the thought of doing any little activity that falls under their job purvue. They are also really slow at giving out important job related information (I essentially had to learn everything related to my onboarding l through digging around myself or asking my coworkers). It's also ironic because they get frustrated and mad when you ask them or follow up for things as if you're inconveniencing them by asking them to do their job - The overall structure with management does not really make sense and often impedes program progress - Benefits and salary are also subpar compared to the industry

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      4 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good reputable company

      May 8, 2021 - Project Accountant in Richmond, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good job training, friendly and professional staff

      Cons

      Lower compensation, inconvenient work location

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Average

      May 7, 2021 - Engineer in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary and benefits, flex hours and culture

      Cons

      management, no growth, unsteady work

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place, Dream Job with supportive and friendly people.

      Nov 27, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Always been a dream place for space work in Canada. Exciting work with your contributions having a direct connection to human spaceflight exploration. Collegial work environment with a healthy mentoring culture. Respectful culture. Very inclusive, fun hockey league that has run for 30 years- indicative of healthy, social dynamic at office. Other social events foster team spirit. Students or new juniors are very much appreciated by existing team members for the new energy they bring. More experienced people appreciated for bringing ideas from other companies. ‘Office politics’ have tended to be fairly benign - changes in recent years have made such behavior even less tolerated. Pride in work -having one of your main products featured on the $5 bill is cool.

      Cons

      Building is a bit older and gym could use some newer equipment. Recreation club (voluntarily funded) was once quite vibrant has largely been replaced with less formal, ad-hoc organized activities. Would be nice if newer, younger staff took advantage of funding to organize more events outside of work.

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Slow company with some potential, low compensation.

      Nov 7, 2020 - Senior IT Specialist in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting field of expertise. Lots of opportunities for self-growth. Great team work. Knowledgeable staff. Professional managers, treating you respectfully. Flexible schedules. Passionate workers. Not a stressful place to work.

      Cons

      The integration process is bad, working at a remote office is even worst. Everything takes forever to get done. IT Security is over the top with some old school mentality, as if they never came to this century yet. The staff in place are highly resistant to change despite any positive arguments. Lot of wasted potential here in my opinion. A lot of personnel has left the company, making it difficult to get support on anything or building up relationship. In part possibly due to how the company has been dealing with the Covid situation. You will often sit doing nothing but waiting on someone for something ir some process. Giving you a feeling of uselessness at times. Salary is not competitive with the industry (in my field of expertise). The benefits are "okay". Yearly salary doesn't match inflation rate. My advice: Negociate a high compensation at the hiring level and consider maybe 1% yearly increase if that's what you're in for.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      The perfect balance of impact and purpose

      Feb 18, 2021 - Director, Human Resources 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ambitious growth plans, strong leadership and a knowledgeable team committed to doing work that is out of this world!

      Cons

      Some old technology but well on the way to improving it.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Very interesting work, but little respect for employees from upper management

      Jan 10, 2021 - Software Engineer in Richmond, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Interesting work - Opportunity to work on various different aspects of software development - Worked on new technologies using modern practices (team dependent) - Great and intelligent direct managers and colleagues

      Cons

      - Poor direction from upper management - Very closed minded when it comes to flexible work alternatives (WFH post pandemic) - Low salary, too focused on salary statistics coming out of Ontario

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      7 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing projects in Satellite Systems and good opportunities to work on complex problems.

      Feb 17, 2021 - Software Engineer in Saint-Hubert, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great mentorship, professional development, and helpful in integrating new hires (especially with the pandemic).

      Cons

      None that I can think of currently

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