CAE Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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CAE President, CEO, and Director Marc Parent
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Pros
  • Overtime is paid, flexible time schedules, possibilities to go on business trips (in 13 reviews)

  • Many interesting projects, great place for new grads (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is more focused on product than on employees (in 13 reviews)

  • gt; Limited growth opportunities as people don't quit and large layers of management of long timers (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Instructor Pilot

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAE

    Pros

    Great people to work around

    Cons

    Schedule is often a problem


  2. Medical Maniquins

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extensive training, great opportunities in sales and service

    Cons

    Lots of travel, long hours

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Helpful (1)

    Finance

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    Former Employee - AR Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - AR Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at CAE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, in general most employees are good to work with.

    Cons

    Management is good at running the business but fail at employee engagement. The hard working employees have to pick up the slack for those that aren't. No one held accountable. Management belittles employees. HR is useless and protects management instead of getting to the real problems . The work environment is very hostile. No advancements for women. Co workers are allowed to be disruptive and unprofessional to others. Empty promises from management. CAE used to be a great place to work but reorganize every two years with new upper management with their own goals in mind and is destroying the company. The good and long lasting employees are leaving. Every week there's a new person leaving. I have witnessed harassment and bulling to others.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house!!!!!


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  5. Feudal Culture Prevails

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAE full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance is what you make of it. A small core of very committed people try their best to make it a good place to work. The business has great potential in the market.

    Cons

    This is a monarchy. The king issues his decrees from a far-off castle in Montreal and the lords, ladies and peasants must obey. If you can't, it's off with your head. Instead of listing all the problems, I will simply say, people here either escape as soon as they find another opportunity or have been here so long that they just keep their heads down and dream of their not-too-distant retirement--that or they are still hoping that a white knight will someday come and free them.

    Advice to Management

    Broaden yourselves and your experience. Find managers and executives with new perspectives and stronger leadership who can elaborate a strategy and stick with it for longer than a month. Support and empower your people rather than starve and belittle them. Update your systems, the right way. Make plans, real plans that are based on real data and real opportunities. And show a little backbone in front of the Wall Street analysts.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Okay

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    Current Employee - Simulator Technician II
    Current Employee - Simulator Technician II

    I have been working at CAE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best company to work for in the aviation simulation world. Good on your resume if you want to go elsewhere.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in your own site. Your only chance to move up is if someone leaves or willing to relocate to other states.

    Advice to Management

    Management is actually ok


  7. Helpful (1)

    Decent pay, horrible management, and extremely reactive decisions. Management from the top to bottom is pretty awful.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is decent, the benefits package is average. There aren't too many items to include on this list, unfortunately.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? I think the reactive decision making may be the worst of it, and I have never seen an organization this large operate in this fashion.

    Advice to Management

    Make a strategy, be proactive about things, and deliver on promises.


  8. CAE is a great place to work. I enjoyed working there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great and professional.

    Cons

    Working really long hours and weekends.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in New York, NY

    I have been working at CAE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers. Immediat supervisor is great. The tech is cool lots of opportunitty too travel

    Cons

    Poor pay. Long overtime work over holliday. Outdated computets take forever yo make decisions

    Advice to Management

    Listen more


  10. Helpful (1)

    Keep Looking; great for entry level but no chance for advancement.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAE

    Pros

    The health benefits are good.

    Cons

    Pay is low; personnel is micromanaged. Overall culture of the company is stuck in the 80s.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Little pros. To many Cons. Keep looking.

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    Current Employee - Simulator Technician II
    Current Employee - Simulator Technician II

    I have been working at CAE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the most brilliant people I have ever worked with. With all the things wrong these people really know how to work well together and keep pushing on. Almost always guaranteed 40 +hours a week. Insurance and benefits are ok There is a shift differential. The skills you learn here is wide range and looks great on a resume. Great extra holiday time off.

    Cons

    Promotions is a joke. Raises and promotions needs to be overhauled. Continued loss of skilled employees because of this. Be prepared to have your work/life taken off balance. Every year's benefits cost more and company continues to contribute less. Any promotion or raises from the previous year basically counter balances this. Even if you work your butt off and out perform on their non-sense metrics that you are held to. Reviews are based on just non-sense. Things that are out of your control will always haunt you when they do them. Cut back on 401k contributions. No training. All on the job and learn as you go. No bonus of any kind beside over time. The most skilled and valuable employees continue to leave or get fired, which makes it hard to gain proper knowledge of the devices. Be prepared to spend time on your own to learn. Management have no interest in personal growth. Constant favoritism and blatant ignorance of employee's struggle had almost killed the morale and started to become a toxic environment to work in. You will be pushed to work outside of your job description in all kinds of ways. Not in a good way. Human Resources had worked so many people over that everyone has no trust in them. Company finally did a company wide survey for the first time only to find how truly dissatisfied most employees are. Complains will fall on management's deaf ears and can even get you fired. No direction. Everything the company has done is only reactive. When the company actually tries to compensate they always miss the mark. If you want to work in another area and somehow do get the position. Be prepared to do both jobs. The previous job and the one you got moved to. This is for the fact that there aren't enough people to do the jobs individually.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees! Actually make a plan of action and not just move people into a newly formed position to only get fired later. Actually try to work on the employee's personal growth. Don't just say you do. DO IT! Fix the pay, raises, and promotions. It's all a mess! Make some kind of attempt to keep your highly skilled workers. Hire more people to compensate for the demand and provide some kind of training to the new workers.



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