MDA Corporation

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MDA Corporation Reviews in Montreal, QC

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
64 Reviews
3.1
64 Reviews
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MDA Corporation President, CEO, and Director Daniel E. Friedmann
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Pros
  • The work is interesting and challenging and there are a number of fields of work available (in 6 reviews)

  • Fairly good work-life balance (not a lot of work to go around) (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Really low pay, below industry standards (in 5 reviews)

  • Very cold / strict senior management / HR policies (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good pay (contractor), good people, slightly sterile environment

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at MDA Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    MDA Montreal has got satellite design down to a science. Overall, a great place to learn about the different aspects of the industry.

    Cons

    The cost of equipment failure looms large, making it necessary to improve the products/procedures in very small increments. There is a recipe and you are encouraged to master it, not improve upon it. The product is extremely complex, requiring job descriptions to be quite narrow to ensure the person is capable of focusing on developing the necessary expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of best practices are not documented as the deep experience of the 20,30+ year veteran staff did not require it in the past. With the hiring of their eventual replacements, it is important to distill the best practices from outgoing staff while filtering out old habits which are no longer relevant in the space industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    MDA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at MDA Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, with a helpful staff.

    Cons

    Repetitive and slow pace with the same schedule everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More group work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Like it!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at MDA Corporation

    Pros

    Working in a compagnie with a lot of challenges. Very interresting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Not very much to complain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent about everything conserning the management.

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