CAE Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not focused on the employees only on the bottom dollar

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at CAE full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Exciting industry and great employees

    Cons

    Senior Management from Global Operations and HR leaders are very out of touch with the team.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what your employees are telling you.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Management is terrible.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at CAE full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great industry. I work in the human patient simulation division, and the products we produce are great. Our company was bought by CAE two years ago and our focus has changed, which makes the mission a little less clear, but the company started with the idea of saving lives. How can you beat that?

    Cons

    Management is unreal. There are quarterly layoffs, and upper management always has a new plan. The President announced in January at a Sales meeting, "there will be no layoffs, but I may fire someone before the end of the week." This was his idea of humor. Vacation and expense policies have changed retroactively. Salaries are low, but hours are long.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Short and treacherous

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commodities Trader in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Commodities Trader in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at CAE full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Thought of company living up to compensation agreement

    Cons

    Went back on everything promised in contract and forced long, dreadful work hours

    Advice to Management

    People should really be looked at as assets not a means to your end


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Met a lot of great people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at CAE

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great presence in Tampa's market.

    Cons

    Difficult to work with some managers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers


  6. Overall CAE is a good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at CAE

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment
    Good benefits - 401K w/ matching, health, dental, vision, life insurance, temp disability, etc...
    Hours are flexible
    Dress code is relaxed - jeans, polo, and sneakers

    Cons

    Pay-scale is lower than average
    Management is unable to balance project workflow - lead to recent layoffs
    Product is old and needs revamping - functionality is good but could be made to be better if they would walk away from VB6.

    Advice to Management

    Manage the budget better


  7. Helpful (1)

    This place treats employees kinda poorly.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ops Coordinator in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Ops Coordinator in Columbia, SC

    I worked at CAE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a job in a poor economy. The coworkers were truly a blast. Good workers poor managers and poor wage/

    Cons

    hours, pay, management were all a joke. They provide no feedback, or training. They take advantage of employees and the poor economy.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better. Split the shifts. Provide feedback. Allow employees their legal breaks. Work with employees to become better.


  8. Good from where I was standing, but higher ups complained.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAE full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid well even though I was a student.
    Got that chance to work on large projects.
    Met very experienced people.
    Wasn't talked down to by the people I worked for, despite my lack of experience.
    Flexitime.

    Cons

    The company itself didn't seem well structured and there were constant complains about how things were run from Montreal - however I didn't get affected by this too much due to my position.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the people who work for you, find out what they need from you, think things through more.


  9. Burgess Hill

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sim Instructor in Burgess Hill, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sim Instructor in Burgess Hill, England (UK)

    I worked at CAE (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the fellow workers are good, most keeping their heads down until retirement, or moving on as soon as an opportunity arises.

    Cons

    Top management of CAE in Canada ignore reality, and just send out the noise that they want to hear.
    Burgess hill managers are now perfect examples of the 'Peter Principle', such a shame as they did not use to be like that.
    HR dept just do what the management tell them to do. No independence at all.

    Advice to Management

    Don't look constantly at any negative issues without also considering the positive issues involved.


  10. Not a bad place to work, could be better.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at CAE (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting products, opportunities for international travel

    Cons

    Management only considers the next quarter.


  11. Regional Account Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAE full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    International, Dynamic, Challenging, Technology, Extensive Wallet Share of Products

    Cons

    Management, Poor Communication, Not enough Team Work,



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