CAE (Capital Asset Exchange & Trading)

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CAE (Capital Asset Exchange & Trading) Reviews

Updated Jan 28, 2014
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3.1 57 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

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Ryan Jacob

(26 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Gym on site is nice if you like to stay active(in 6 reviews)

  • You have the potential to make a lot of money within 6months(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, stressful environment, low hourly wage(in 7 reviews)

  • Less than ideal work/life balance(in 3 reviews)

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Do not sacrifice anything to work here - It's not worth it

    Capital Asset Trader (Former Employee) Redwood City, CA

    Pros- You have the potential to make a lot of money within 6months. That said, your chances of staying long enough to see any real money is slim. I started in a class of 5 people and by month 3, it was just I that remained.
    - Really nice office complex and onsite gym

    Cons- Management does not treat anyone (even each other) with respect - I can not emphasize this enough.
    - 16hr days are very common.
    - Work on Friday.
    - Emails from Management come at all hours of the night and they expect a response immediately.
    - Very little training for new employees, it is a "sink or swim" environment.
    - The Management does little to control the deal process that exists, and thus a LOT of unethical behavior takes place.
    - Management periodically asks the top preforming traders and managers to submit loosely scripted Glassdoor reviews to boost their ratings (I was asked on MANY occasions to do this). So please, read grossly positive reviews with a 'grain of salt'.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to realize that your employees are humans and most likely, very smart. All they want is a little training and support. Once they have that, they can make YOUR company a lot of money. Don't treat them like insufficient machines.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    9 people found this helpful  

    Not for everyone

    Trader (Former Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsWeekly competitions/giveaways to motivate staff
    Cafe downstairs
    Good sales meetings
    Highly intelligent staff, even at the entry level

    ConsPoor culture
    Poor reputation
    Poor customer service
    Low employee morale
    Lack of respect for employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more organized. Start treating your employees like human beings. Disappointing experience.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    8 people found this helpful  

    Start-up company, good pay, however bad corporate culture

    Sales and Trading Associate (Former Employee) Redwood City, CA

    Pros-Might be able to make some quick cash
    -Good practice to inside sales

    Cons-Poor corporate culture
    -Life/work balance
    -Limited career opportunity

    Advice to Senior Management-Improve on corporate culture to retain talented employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    11 people found this helpful  

    High earning potential for those who really want it!

    (Former Employee) Menlo Park, CA

    ProsHigh earning potential, and opportunity to hone effective prospecting, closing, and negotiating skills. CAE offers a generous commission structure and the top performers are handsomely and quickly rewarded. CAE is a good place to work if your main goal is to bank some cash. However, this is not easy money-- you will work for every penny. CAE employees work extremely long and hard and deserve their pay-checks!

    ConsLong pressure-packed hours. You need a thick skin to survive in this overly demanding environment. Management and co-workers are unreasonably aggressive, and standards are high. Working at CAE is stressful and the turnover rate reflects the difficulty.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI agree with the other review, and believe that employees will be more loyal and productive if they are respected and treated well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    6 people found this helpful  

    Extremely competitive, everyone for themselves

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-Awesome compensation structure
    -Nice office
    -Not too many pros at this job besides the bonuses and competitions

    Cons-Daily negative reinforcement
    -Handfuls of employees fired every single month

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Potential to make a lot of money - if you survive.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-Potential to make a lot of money
    -Gym on site
    -Random 3 day weekends
    -Dinner provided last 2 weeks of month (to keep you there later)
    -Cash prizes / ferrari's / rolex's

    Cons- 7am-9pm M-Th, 7am-3pm Fridays. Expected to come in for a couple hrs on Sundays.
    -Don't expect any feedback on progress / performance
    -Training was an absolute joke, no coaching whatsoever
    -Fired after 3 months with no P.I.P. (performance improvement plan)
    -People fired after 2 weeks
    -Now with LMG blowing up every account, it's virtually impossible to establish yourself in lower markets - you have to start up market and compete with people that have been doing the job for close to a year

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is so much opportunity to build a grow a team of good employees if you would just take the time to coach and develop. Turnover would be vastly lower, production would be higher, and morale would better than dismal. It's like a football team with a bunch of high paid superstars, but no coaching staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    7 people found this helpful  

    Prepare to sacrifice your life and soul for a little bit of money and zero respect

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAbove average earning potential (questionable per hour)
    That is all

    ConsSoul sucking
    Very questionable work practices covered with contract language
    Zero care/respect for employees
    60%+ Attrition
    Crazy Hours
    Work in an industry where you are hated by everybody for screwing them over
    Have a bad month -- you are fired. It doesn't matter where you moved from or what your story is
    Discretionary compensation
    Increased BMI and Blood Pressure

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone-They are all all-knowing and don't care

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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