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Very old style
C++ Developer (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC15 August 2018
Old style management, difficult to advance.
Change management is slow or almost useless.
Good technologies anyway, nice people around.
Awful restaurant inside the building.
Pros
Fairly static environment, no rush
Cons
No improvement
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Environnement de travail très intéressant au point de vue technologie
Superviseur de production (Former Employee) –  Ste-Anne-de-bellevue13 August 2018
Toujours a la fine pointe de la technologie, c'est un endroit agréable a travailler.
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Avoid this place
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC20 March 2018
Management treats new hires like they are highly disposable and have no respect for the people under them - they treat them like children. This this of attitude is very disrespectful and condescending. You also have no job security here whatsoever. So many people come and go - there is such a high turnover rate that it's a wonder the company is still surviving. MDA has gotten into a trend of only hiring from out of province or country to make it harder for them to quit once they've committed to moving here. There aren't many people happy about working here. Nobody is ever recognized, and salary is extremely poor, even for Vancouver standards. The promise of raises always fall short. No training is ever provided, and if you don't find material to self learn you are heavily criticized. There is no work-life balance whatsoever. The environment is extremely toxic and they find ways to pit people against one another. Documentation and process for work is extremely long and arduous. It makes any kind of work you do very unpleasant. You find yourself fighting with the process more than actually getting things accomplished.
Pros
Coworkers are pretty nice
Cons
Unreasonable and unachievable expectations. Low pay.
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Fantastic workplace culture
Analyste Principal PCO (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC30 January 2018
I found MDA to be very enjoyable work. Coworkers were very nice and open. Company culture was fantastic, innovation is always the main purpose. Management is not always at its best, but not more than any other company.

A lot of activities were offered, yoga, gym, futbol etc. salary increases were important each year.
Pros
free lunches, insurance
Cons
advancement regular
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Innovation and Customer oriented
Senior level in a Service Department (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON2 January 2018
Pay attention to the relevant location as the reviews and work environment differ per site. Awesome people and projects. I would recommend to work at MDA Brampton particularly if you are in the engineering field. You can feel a welcomed and positive culture change currently coming over this division.
Pros
Additional vacation week (shutdown) over the Holidays.
Cons
Limited opportunities for professional growth and continuous training.
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Don't work here
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC5 December 2017
Pay is extremely low for what is demanded of you. The workplace culture is very boring and there is no fun to be had. There is very little to learn here with no additional training on the job offered.
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The most organized place to work.
Mechanical Assembler (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC1 September 2017
I deeply enjoyed my work experience at MDA. Since day one they took a very good care of me and my colleagues by giving us the best training possible in order to get us very competent and ready for the tasks that were ahead us.
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MDA in Montreal
Senior RF System Design Engineer - Contractor (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC20 July 2017
The company was getting few contracts but with a huge amount of money for each contract which made it very vulnerable to any contract cancellation. Otherwise the working atmosphere was nice and technical challenges were interesting
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Always busy...
Systems Administrator III (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS17 January 2017
There was always 10 things you could be doing at any point in time. Very busy work schedule; borderline hectic. Local operations manager was a "go getter", but lacked the skills to properly manage an engineering office. She was more concerned about the bottom line than keeping projects on schedule.
Pros
Time flies
Cons
almost too much workload
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Bon environnement, travail agréable
Technicien 2 (Former Employee) –  St-anne-de-Bellevue18 July 2016
Endroit très agréable où travailler avec de beaux horaires. On s'y sent vite comme dans une famille et tous les gens sont toujours là pour vous aider en cas de problèmes.

C'est un endroit où certains postes peuvent cependant manquer de défis sur le long-terme.

L'entreprise est à contrat donc il y a de fortes vagues d'embauche mais quand ça va moins bien des mises-à-pieds se font régulièrement et c'est une partie moins agréable côté stabilité d'emploi
Pros
Salaires, avantages sociaux et environnement de travail
Cons
Sécurité d'emploi
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un endroit merveilleux
Assembleur mécanique (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC29 April 2016
le meilleur endroit pour travailler ! un équilibre parfait entre le travail et la famille... cet endroit est le lieu de travail plus propre que je n'ai jamais vu de toute ma vie ! un travail passionnant !
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Excellente Compagnie
Technicien (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC25 April 2016
Selon mon expérience chez MDA Corporation je pourrais décrire cette compagnie comme excellent. Si vous recherchez à obtenir de l’expérience variée dans votre domaine d’étude, la compagnie fournie de multiples formations, certifications et opportunités de travail diverses.
Pros
Avantages Sociaux, Horraire Flexible...
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No respect for People - Do yourself a favor and stay away
N/A (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC30 March 2016
I never experienced management that treats people with such a luck of respect. I was treated like disposable material, this company have no people skills.
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Deteriorated work environment
Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC15 February 2016
This place is as obsolete as you can imagine. Most people working here have been there for 10 years or more. Thus don't expect any Git or object oriented programming in here. The office space is old and closed. You will never see the sun again. Most TL don't know what they are doing.
Pros
Payed extra hours
Cons
Everything else
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Environnement de travail productif et agréable
Commis Senior Spécial PCB (Former Employee) –  ste-anne-de-bellevue12 February 2016
MDA est un endroit de travail productif et agréable. Le travail d'équipe est très important.

Nous avons l"opportunité de se surpasser et de développer des compétences insoupçonnées. Cette entreprise nous permet d'aller de l'avant.

Tout travail doit être complété dans un temps précis, vérifié, modifié et approuvé par les personnes ressources.

Ce travail exige beaucoup de discussion sur le projet en cours et surtout il ya des modifications qui survient quand on se n'attend le moins.

Pour développer un produit de qualité rien ne doit être mit de côté, toutes les petites choses sont importantes.

Travailler chez MDA c'est comme faire partie d'une grande famille qui voit loin.
Pros
heures de travail flexible
Cons
la caféteria
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Great worklife balance and environment
Recruiter (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC12 November 2015
I had the great pleasure of having a contract with MDA. Being a part of their team, if only on a temporary basis, was very rewarding. It felt like I working with a big family and not a company. Very positive and collaborative environment with great people. Highly recommended.
Pros
Onsite gym, collaborative and supportive managers, Teamwork oriented
Cons
Old processes, systems need to be updated
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Great place, great people, interesting work
Technicien II (Former Employee) –  sainte-anne-de-bellevue13 October 2015
The management is good. There's a meeting every morning to ensure the coordination of the technicians.

I've learned about aerospace, flight unit testing, reading and writing test procedures, ESD precautions depending of the room rating (10 000V, 100 000V...), TVAC chambers, thermal chambers...

I've had a great relationship with my co-workers. They proved to be an engaging, dynamic and welcoming team. This was also the best point of this job, you get very nice and caring colleagues there.

The hardest part is when there was down time. Days seem to be longer when you're looking for something to do all day.
Pros
Flexible Schedule, good project managers, interesting work
Cons
Not a very secure job
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Très Bien
Technicien en électronique numérique (Stage ÉTS) (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC19 February 2015
Bonne ambiance et facile de s'intégrer. Projets intéressants. Ma formation en électronique m'a beaucoup servis chez MDA.
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Branch Management / People Skills / No Training offered / Hostile working environment
Network Administrator II (Current Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS31 October 2014
Very hostile Branch management / No People Skills / No Training offered / Hostile working environment - very demotivating work environment
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Enjoyable place to work
Accounting Administrator (Current Employee) –  Accounting Department24 October 2014
I enjoy interacting with my coworkers and other employees in the company. We have a very casual workplace as far as dress code. Management overall are good to work with, respectful of my time away from work as well as at work. The best part of the job is the people I work with. The hardest part is when I am not busy or challenged.
Pros
Excellent Benefits
Cons
Monotony
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