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MDA Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2019

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3.3
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MDA CEO Mike Greenley
Mike Greenley
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "MDA offers a work environment which is an example to follow(in 22 reviews)

  • "Relaxed job environment, hires without experience out of university, flexible hours and paid time if you stay late(in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay compared to other organizations in Vancouver(in 11 reviews)

  • "Massive purge of upper management occurred to detoxify the culture(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Software Developer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at MDA full-time

      Pros

      Great working environment, getting exposure to a "new to me" programming language. The project has some challenges, just the stuff you'd expect at a larger, security-conscious company. I get to work with a great team of people, and have a good manager. We have good rapport all around, and help solve each other's problems. The project itself also provides some good challenges.

      Cons

      Just some of the security hurdles as mentioned above. We have ways of working within the limits, so it just means a bit of extra effort.

      MDA2019-04-12
    • "Mda"

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      Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Montreal, QC

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

      Pros

      Low turnover at company MDA

      Cons

      Bad job security at company MDA

      MDA2019-06-13
    • "Great place to work"

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      Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Richmond, BC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Interesting work. Exceptional managers; they're supportive and encourage personal and professional growth, and try to place you not only where you perform best but also where you want to be. Flexible work environment (office hours, telecommuting, etc). Smart people, many of mentor type quality in the senior ranks. Honest attempts to utilize modern technology and software development practices where possible. Plenty of...

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      Cons

      Morale seems occasionally low, but that is expected with change

      MDA2019-05-26
    • "Great company, alot of great people"

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      Former Employee - Platform Engineer 

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

      Pros

      Alot of good people, flexible schedule.

      Cons

      Long hours and bad cafe food.

      Advice to Management

      Stronger interviewing process

      MDA2019-05-27
    • "Not bad"

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      Current Employee - Intermediate Software Development Engineer in Richmond, BC
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Reasonable processes and people. Interesting diverse engineering projects

      Cons

      Depending on your project, may be using old tech and processes. Maxar is bad for morale.

      MDA2019-05-02
    • "Lots of growth opportunities"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great teams of smart, interesting, and dedicated people. Customer focused teams deliver even in really challenging program situations. Fantastic heritage as Canada's space and defense leader. New senior leadership bringing different perspectives and encouraging growth in all areas.

      Cons

      Lots of change in recent times but teams are adjusting and working hard for the future.

      MDA2019-04-25
    • "A place to develop and become an expert"

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      Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Richmond, BC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
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      I have been working at MDA full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Interesting and technically challenging. Projects can range from proof of concept/exploratory to production level. Tightly knit project groups Benefits and flex time make it easy to develop a healthy work life balance

      Cons

      There is mismatch between R&D software engineering and software engineering for production level lines of businesses. MDA is working to get R&D software practices up to date. Security restriction make certain development practices impossible or more difficult.

      MDA2019-04-22
    • "Director"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at MDA full-time

      Pros

      Interesting work and a variety of travel

      Cons

      Too much focus on internal politics

      MDA2019-05-01
    • "Opportunity to learn"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at MDA full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Very interesting job, great benefits

      Cons

      No Research and development, No carrier advancement

      MDA2019-04-30
    • "Good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at MDA full-time

      Pros

      competitive pay & benefits lots of social activities

      Cons

      Very specific work to be done

      MDA2019-04-14
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