CAE Interview Questions

Updated Jul 17, 2015
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at CAE.

    Interview

    Basic questions about background and what the job entails. There was a phone call to discuss initial background, than an in-person interview with the Sales Director and an Account Executive. Later on there was a follow-up call from a Regional Manager.

    Reasons for Declining

    This was for a sales position in DFW- Was ultimately offered a position, and was initially told there was a much different, more lucrative salary structure but later found out it had changed, and wasn't as lucrative. Initial interview for the job began in December 2014, but they didn't offer me the position until the first week in February. Almost 1.5 months of waiting. I think 4-5 weeks from an initial interview, at most, is acceptable. I kind of regretted holding out for the position as I lost out on other opportunities and it hurt my finances. Apparently their 2014 salary structure(which was offered in December to me) had changed in FY2015. I was told it had changed, until I was about to start working, so I declined the offer. Health Insurance is also sky-high. I wouldn't even consider the insurance costs average for the industry. For basic employee only HMO, the plan is $78 bi-weekly. It's nice to see it offered, but I wouldn't consider it a 'competitive' rate. Had the initial salary structure I was initially offered remained the same I would have worked there. I felt mislead about the opportunity. I also gauged the initial start date incorrectly. All I can recommend is double-check everything! Not sure what the people are like since I didn't get to work with them, the building seemed very nice. It's probably a decent working environment.

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    Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at CAE in April 2013.

    Interview

    Interview was about 3 hours long. I was interviewed by HR, supervisor, and some engineers. I HR questions were basic. No technical questions, just questions about class projects, team work, time-management, etc.

    Negotiation

    It's an internship, so there was no negotiation.

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    Flight Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at CAE (Tampa, FL) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Done on Skype very professional

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    NONE

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    Simulator Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at CAE (Seattle, WA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Submitted my resume and was contacted within about 2 weeks by the hiring manager. Met with the hiring manger a few days later for an interview. The first half of the interview, I was asked questions about my previous work experience as well as other typical interview questions. The second half of the interview was technical and I was shown around the facility. I left feeling very confident that I did well.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to identify certain equipment.   1 Answer
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    Systems Software Specialist Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at CAE (Montreal, QC (Canada)).

    Interview

    I had two interviews. The first one was mostly behavioral questions and the second one was pure technical. In the technical interview, I was given a test to solve. The test was about C programming, control system,.. kind of basic about control systems...

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if your manager asked you to do something that you believe it is not correct?   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    This was an internal transfer, with the group leader of the position, one of his current employees and a human resources employee in attendance. The discussion involved review of my past experience, reasoning for my applying for the new position and stating my case to prove that I had the required knowedge and experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a difficult work situation you found yourself in and what you did to overcome it.   Answer Question
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at CAE.

    Interview

    Applied through the University's Internship program. Got an interview in a few weeks. Was a great experience, very rateable interviewer. Ask more about what you were looking to learn from the internship. There were a few technical questions regarding C++ and Digital Circuits. Also a few questions to test how you would think about implementing a certain technology.

    Interview Questions

    • A logic circuit diagram, accompanied by two versions of some code. Had to identify the correct code for the circuit.   Answer Question
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    Electrical Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at CAE (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    3 parties. Me, HR and my potential team leader. HR works as the "match-maker" and is the one asking questions to the other two parties. i.e. question for the team leader: "What's the most important quality you value?" question for me:"What did you do before best demonstrate this quality?"

    Interview Questions

    • question for the team leader: "What's the most important quality you value?" question for me:"What did you do before best demonstrate this quality?"   Answer Question
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    Systems Software Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at CAE (Montreal, QC (Canada)).

    Interview

    3 Rounds. 1 at Uni, 2 Technical [C/C++ Questions], experience if any, 3rd HR, brain twisting management questions..

    Interview Questions

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    Systems Software Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at CAE (Montreal, QC (Canada)).

    Interview

    I met first with the HR person and, after that, the Group Leader who finally hired me. I submitted my CV through my university's career centre since I just got my bachelor degree in Computer Engineering. I got the usual HR questions, nothing very difficult here. At the technical interview, nothing very difficult, since, at that time, CAE was using the same technology I was using at university.

    Interview Questions

    • Questioning my worst grade in my transcript.   1 Answer
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