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don't know why they handle salary like this
Level 4 software engineer (Current Employee) –  Richmond, BC4 April 2019
salary is much lower than market, so the later hired got higher salary and then stay at the level. This year (2019) the rate of salary increase is based on your current one, higher pay got lower rate.

During the work, result is less important than attitude. Code reviewers intend to force their own personal preference, if you argue back, then you become a difficult people to work with.
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Very good place to work.
RF Engineer (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC2 March 2019
Friendly team and willing to share knowledge. Lot of things to learn.
Good management and HR services.
Challenging tasks and very encouraging environment,.
Pros
Work life balance, many things to learn
Cons
none
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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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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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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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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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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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Good work culture. Brilliant people. Fun projects.
Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON4 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.
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