MDA Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2020

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3.7
72%
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80%
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MDA Group President, MDA Mike Greenley
Mike Greenley
29 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Low pay compared to other organizations in Vancouver(in 11 reviews)

  • "A lot of confusion about identity and churn in mid-upper management(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Best place to work for a Canadian Aerospace Engineering graduate"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Member of Technical Staff - Product Assurance in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Cool stuff to work on which is at the forefront of Canadian Aerospace - Very competitive salary and benefits - Very supportive management who genuinely care about employee well being and career development - Convenient perks like flex time, work from home, multi-faith room, partially subsidized cafeteria

    Cons

    - Nothing which seriously impacts experience

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  2. "Great culture.... if you want to relax"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and low workload. Although some people may want more to do. Everyone has their monitors pointed into corners and there is a lot of reddit browsing going on.

    Cons

    You get to work on space hardware which is very cool sounding, but better to brag about than actually do. Until you prove yourself, you might be stuck doing very repetitive tasks (shortening electrical cables, generating matlab plots)

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  3. "Great Job"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Control Officer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and Dynamic, exciting work

    Cons

    the commute was too long

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  4. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's possible to have a good balance between work and personal life.

    Cons

    The best opportunities and projects require high level of clearance.

  5. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, collaborative environment, interesting projects

    Cons

    The bureaucratic development process and some old tech

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid due layoffs"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good brand for you CV

    Cons

    low salary people are being layoff

  7. COVID-19

    "Very Good, overall"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been with the company for less than a year. Exciting work. Work with competent people. Lots to learn from everyone. The company has been taking care of their employees during this pandemic, which is very commendable. Good benefits and fair salaries.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much communication from upper management (too many all hands even before the pandemic) and too little communication on short term operations from lower management.

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  8. "Nice"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON

    I worked at MDA full-time

    Pros

    Nice company lots of learning

    Cons

    Low or intermediate salary for employers

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Incredibly meh."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MDA full-time

    Pros

    Will hire straight out of university. Good work life balance. Some interesting projects. Stable source of income since defence is a relatively consistent in annual spending.

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility. Incredibly bureaucratic processes and stone age culture. Low pay compared to median.

  10. "undergoing changes"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Technical Support in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, one of a kind company in canada

    Cons

    uncertain future changes, bought out by the U.S. then bought back to Canada

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