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MDA Reviews

Updated Oct 4, 2019

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77%
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MDA CEO Mike Greenley
Mike Greenley
19 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. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Place Where People Want To Be"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Halifax, NS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great, salaries becoming more industry competitive, Management tries to be open, flexible schedule, good benefits package

    Cons

    Lost of shifting in senior management due to acquisitions and restructuring, no sick leave for 6 months as new hire

    Advice to Management

    Employees need incentives to hit project milestones / work more effectively, hit stretch goals, it goes a long way. Also better recognition for long term employees.

    MDA2019-08-13
  2. "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
  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
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "Nice People, Cool Projects"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MDA is full of really nice people and they have some of the coolest projects out there. The building is full of really smart people which is both inspiring and motivating.

    Cons

    IT is pretty brutal. WiFi in the building is pretty sub-standard and the help desk responds at a glacial pace. They are working on this though, so hopefully it improves.

    MDA2019-08-11
  8. "Working at MDA"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Challenging domains and flexible work environment.

    Cons

    The salary compensation is below average.

    MDA2019-08-09
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on project oppurtunities"

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    Current Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Brampton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good benefits, smart people

    Cons

    Poor management of resources, lots of idle people

    Advice to Management

    remove excessive layers of management

    MDA2019-07-29
  10. "Nice job where to finish your career"

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    Former Employee - Test Technician in Montreal, QC
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open and freindly environment and many social advantages

    Cons

    Too many extra time and your shift could changes any time

    MDA2019-07-17
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