CAE Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. - Mark Twain

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place for building long term personal and professional relationships.

    Cons

    Poor management. Too many layoffs. No market strategy. Lack of new product development. Forecast unrealistic likely due to no market research/analysis. There are always career opportunities available because there are always layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Competitive and market research. New product development with fresh ideas and Future (not past) technology. Replace management in several departments. Give employees a feeling of security by keeping some around for more than a year or two. Better compensation.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Not focused on the employees only on the bottom dollar

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Management is terrible.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Short and treacherous

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commodities Trader in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Commodities Trader in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Met a lot of great people.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great presence in Tampa's market.

    Cons

    Difficult to work with some managers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers


  7. Overall CAE is a good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    This place treats employees kinda poorly.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ops Coordinator in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Ops Coordinator in Columbia, SC
    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.


  9. Inside CAE

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great starting position with lots of traveling for new graduates. Many opportunities to learn about different types of aircraft chance to work with some great airlines.

    Cons

    CAE has been cutting everything in the past few years. There is very little employee motivation because incentives to travel and work hard have all been cut and the employee is receiving nothing in return for working smart and working hard

    Advice to Management

    Implement incentives in order to keep those valuable employees from moving to other companies. All the skilled talent is leaving the company and going elsewhere.


  10. System Software Specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company provided a variety of projects and good opportunity for internal mobility across teams and departments. Paid overtime (at the time) and excellent benefits. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    High pressure to meet short deadlines. Many overtime hours to complete projects. Witnessed a few cycles of layoffs and followed by rehiring.


  11. OK but Could Be Better

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quebec in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Quebec in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CAE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people for the most part and interesting work with potential for international travel.

    Cons

    Layoffs when they are doing well. Company did very poorly on employment engagement surveys compared to similar companies.

    Advice to Management

    Quit fixing wheels that aren't broken.



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