CAE Interview Questions

Updated Aug 29, 2014
Updated Aug 29, 2014
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    Systems Software Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at CAE in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    First round over the phone, second round face to face with HR and Group Leader for technical interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Able to negotiate some terms (vacations, base salary), however only have 1 day to accept the offer ( take it or leave it)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at CAE in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I met 2 interviewers. A manager and a programmer. They asked a few traditionnal question like why CAE, etc.. Then they asked a very few and easy technical C++ questions and some about design patterns. Finally, they asked some very broad questions about airplanes. I did not study in that field but the questions were easy enough so with general knowledge you could answer them.

    Interview Questions
    • *The interviewer shows an image of a screen in the cockpit of an airplane* then asked: Why are some text overlapping in the image?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They called me a week after and offered me the position I applied for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Systems Software Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at CAE.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at CAE in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Called for interview. First HR will scrutinize the Resume and will conduct the initial interviews. They will verify the Academic qualifications

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    interviewed at CAE in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    First, I received a phone call concerning my application, and I was interviewed by phone. Second I was called in for a full interview which consisted of a lengthy period of waiting for the supervisor and human resources personnel to show up. Having sat down to be interviewed, I was asked rather general questions that people normally get asked, and was asked about my experience in 3D design, namely Pro Engineer which is used by CAE.

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    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Systems Software Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at CAE.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from the HR person and asked me some basic questions about current employment,availabilites and expectations. After that, we set up a date for an interview with a hiring manager. The interview was fully bilingual 50% French, 50% English.
    2 managers interviewed me. They asked me the usual questions (tell me about yourself, describe what you did in your previous internships, what makes you the best candidate, etc...) and then some situatutional questions: eg. What would you do if you couldn't complete a project on time and the client was coming the morning after?
    After that, they gave me some problems on paper to solve. Nothing too difficult if you are qualified. Logic diagrams, control system diagrams, finding the mistakes in a code.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really difficult. They put some pressure on you to see how you react while doing the technical problems.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Systems Software Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at CAE.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at CAE in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had a previous chat with the HR person over the phone, after which I got an interview with them. They explained to me the job I would work on and what was required. Overall it wasn't really though and was mostly relaxed talk about the company and what they needed me to do.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    3D Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at CAE in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was pinged by company to switch to them as they were forming a new team. We had 2 informal meetings with project lead whom I knew and the 2 project "owners". HR took over beyond that and we had one meeting followed by back and forth offers and counter offers. People are friendly but HR felt cold and wanting to play hardball. Offices in Montreal (mothership) are dreadful compared to the ones in St-Laurent.

    Interview Questions
    • Why you over that new graduate willing to work for 25K/y?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Would've been a pay cut to where I was at. Counter-offered, which was accepted after a 3 month probation period.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at CAE.

    Interview Details

    Met HR at university career fair, had a discussion on roles available.
    Got a interview call from another HR in a week's time, interview was pretty good, two TL's took the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • No question was very difficult, if you know C/C++ well, your chances of getting selected are high :)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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