MDA Reviews

Updated Sep 11, 2021

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3.5
67%
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MDA CEO, MDA Mike Greenley
Mike Greenley
59 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
      Current Employee

      My experience at MDA

      Sep 10, 2021 - Intermediate Pricing Analyst in Brampton, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great workplace for overtime hours

      Cons

      Not that flexible with WFH

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      MDA

      Sep 11, 2021 - Treasury Analyst in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good coworkers, training support, easy access cafeteria

      Cons

      too many restructures recent years

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Interesting work in space

      Aug 18, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Young environment, interesting projects. Pretty fast paced with lots of hard working people, passionate about working in space.

      Cons

      Some growing pains that affect the overall workflow. Management is addressing these concerns and it's steadily improving.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Pays well, but...

      Aug 29, 2021 - Intermediate Technician in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Compared to other companies, the pay is good for a technician position. Coworkers are friendly. The CEO has a lot of potential.

      Cons

      There is a big lack of planning. Tasks are created spontaneously without proper consideration. Technician are on their own, no support and no training. Some senior engineer closed to new ideas. No opportunity for advancement. Your salary is not dependent on your skills, but on the worker's union. Sometimes there is nothing to do and other times your are asked to perform too many tasks in an unrealistic timeframe. Layoffs are common.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good, but could be better

      Aug 23, 2021 - Software Engineer in Richmond, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work-life balance, flexible time Interesting projects Good mentorship and open-door policies (depending on project) Strong engineering culture

      Cons

      Low compensation with low annual merit increases Outdated timesheet software system Perpetually in a state of reorganizing senior management since the merger

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company for early career

      Aug 8, 2021 - Junior Software Development Engineer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Health and dental, generous pension plan, management is good, and there is potential for growth.

      Cons

      The parking lot at the office is awful. There are potholes the size of basketballs and trucks frequently get stuck having to turn the corners. The coffee is bad.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Scammers

      Sep 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Beware of this company, they are scammers. They try to lure young people in by promising exciting space jobs - but pay you and work you like a slave. They have so many managers, yet the company is incredibly mismanaged. Go figure. It’s essentially a bunch of boomers getting paid $100k+ salaries, walking around like a bunch of chickens with their heads cut off. Also, they really aren’t working on anything innovative. The space sector in Canada is pretty non-existent (thanks, Liberal party). If you really want to work in space, you should probably head over to the states because this ain’t it. Seriously though, live in the most expensive city in Canada but barely get paid $50k after taxes = great life, right? Pathetic.

      Cons

      Pay is extremely low. Modern day slavery. Too many old people who don’t let young people do anything. HR is nonexistent and move at a glacial pace. Also full of old people… hmm are you seeing the same trend I am?

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Good overall employer but limited opportunities for internal growth

      Aug 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good stability with grey benefits and smart colleages

      Cons

      Limited internal growth opportunities as most senior management is external hire

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Work Experience

      Aug 2, 2021 - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Good Work Experience - Huge product catalog

      Cons

      - Old School Technology mindset - Slow to adapt

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