CAE (Capital Asset Exchange & Trading)

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Pros
  • Potential to Make a lot of Money (in 5 reviews)

  • CAE is also one of those places where you can make A LOT of money as long as you're smart and you work hard (in 5 reviews)

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  • Can be difficult to find a work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Not the most pleasant work environment (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

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

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    Former Employee - Capital Asset Trader in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Capital Asset Trader in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CAE (Capital Asset Exchange & Trading) full-time (More than a year)

    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 Management

    Try 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.


  2. Helpful (9)

    Not for everyone

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    Former Employee - Trader in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Trader in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CAE (Capital Asset Exchange & Trading) full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized. Start treating your employees like human beings. Disappointing experience.


  3. Helpful (8)

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

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    Former Employee - Sales and Trading Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Trading Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CAE (Capital Asset Exchange & Trading) full-time (More than a year)

    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 Management

    -Improve on corporate culture to retain talented employees.


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  5. Helpful (11)

    High earning potential for those who really want it!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    High 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!

    Cons

    Long 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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (6)

    Extremely competitive, everyone for themselves

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous 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


  7. Helpful (5)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    There 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.


  8. Helpful (7)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Soul 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 Management

    None-They are all all-knowing and don't care



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