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COM DEV International CEO Mike Pley
Mike Pley
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    Not all Start-Up viable. Corporate is closing division.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
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    My co-workers attitude and opportunities for growth. I worked with a good group of people that were supportive, professional and worked hard to accomplish the program commitments. I was also given many opportunities to grow in areas that have helped me develop my career.


    It was difficult to plan ahead, supporting three or four different programs at different stages of development. Especially, when anomalies or quality issues in production occurred that had to be addressed and dispositioned quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Remove two-tiered Senior Management and staff barriers. Treat workers with respect and listen to their concerns and recommendations. Maybe, we did all that could be done, and the company fell, because we couldn't get new products to market that the customer wants.

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    AMTS Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at COM DEV International.


    Applied on company website. Received HR feedback after about 2 weeks, proposing an telephone interview. The phone interview was led by hiring manager, a senior team member and one HR representative (silent). The manager started with an extensive description of his team role and responsability. Then passed the ball to me, asking about my current role and interests. interview was professional and efficient, many challenging questions mostly behavioural. At the conclusion, I had a very good feeling and manager offered to meet in person. HR coordinated my trip to Cambridge, covering flight and accommodation expenses. The HR rap welcomed my arrival, he was extremely gentle and professional. Then the formal interview commenced, again with hiring manager and same senior member. The interview was very detailed, concerning both the job type and my career motivations. Some technical questions were raised, but rather standard. I had the impression focus was on my interpersonal skills and potential to growth. Second part was face-to-face with HR, talking about salary, benefits, etc. This was also quite straightforward and pleasant. I was offered a tour of facilities. Finally, I was informed I would have been informed about outcome. Overall, it was a very professional and pleasant process. I really had the feeling I was welcome by the organisation and they wanted me to be comfortable.

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Waterloo Area's Top Employers , Mediacorp Canada, 2010
Waterloo Area's Top Employers , Mediacorp Canada, 2011
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Additional Info

Headquarters Cambridge, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1974
Type Company - Public (CDV)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

COM DEV International Ltd. is a global designer and manufacturer of space hardware. We are world leaders in the production of space-qualified passive microwave equipment, specialized electronics and optical subsystems. We have more than 1,200 employees at facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. More about COM DEV

Mission: Our Vision: COM DEV will harness innovative aerospace technologies to connect people, solve global challenges and enrich society. Our Mission: COM DEV will build a successful and expanding aerospace business. We will do this by creating and delivering our products and services flawlessly to customers whose trust we have earned.

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