Senior level in a Service Department (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 2 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.
Additional vacation week (shutdown) over the Holidays.
Limited opportunities for professional growth and continuous training.
Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 20 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.
Coworkers are pretty nice
Unreasonable and unachievable expectations. Low pay.
Analyste Principal PCO (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 30 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.
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.
Senior RF System Design Engineer - Contractor (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 20 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
Systems Administrator III (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 17 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.
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 !
Technicien (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 25 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.
Software Developer (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 15 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.
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.
Onsite gym, collaborative and supportive managers, Teamwork oriented
Accounting Administrator (Current Employee) – Accounting Department – 24 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.
Good work culture. Brilliant people. Fun projects.
Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 4 July 2014
It is an engineering environment that caters to space related projects. People are very experienced and have been there for a while. Management is excellent - caring, professional, helpful, forward thinking... Excellent work life balance - some days can be tough and long, but the team effort helps things pass more easily.
Always part of a team. That makes work fun and less stressful.