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MDA IS LLC experience report

  • 24.Nov 2015
  • Employee

A US company with Canadian roots

3.28

Company Culture

They try. At the time I left, MDA had owned the facility for only three months. Everyone was feeling their way.

Support from management

Due to numerous management changes before MDA bought the Ypsilanti facility from General Dynamics, I had a manager that I rarely saw.

Overall compensation for your work

Reasonable salaries, and middle of the road benefits. Not great, but adequate.

Office / Work Environment

Typical government contractor. The computers tend to be quite old by the time they are retired, but they worked and did what they were supposed to do. Where necessary there were reasonably powerful Solaris and Linux processors.

Company Image

When I left, MDA was still too new to us. Their Canadian parent company has a solid worldwide reputation.

Job Security

I was laid off due to lack of work, but again, the circumstances were unusual. The contract I had worked on stayed with General Dynamics, and they couldn't find anywhere else for me to contribute.

What I like about the company

They are among the world leaders in their area of technology, albeit in the completely separate Canadian parent.

What I dislike about the company

There is too much dependence on US government contracting. When issues like sequester happen the company becomes tighter, I guess. Unfortunately government contracting is why they exist.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    MDA IS LLC
  • City
    Ypsilanti
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Research/development

The following perks were offered to me

Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered