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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great colleagues, poor management!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at CAE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to gather industry and work-related experience.

    Cons

    Management is short-term driven. Frequent restructuring and poor long-term planning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience at CAE

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    Former Contractor - Electrical Systems Designer II in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Electrical Systems Designer II in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at CAE as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great for short term experience
    Supports student
    Great pay

    Cons

    Layoffs are frequent
    Upper management and Human resources staff seemed to be increasing with technical staff being cut due to off shoring of jobs.
    Once you are laid off there is little you have learned while working for CAE that can be applied to any other job position.
    Seems that quarterly evaluations create a feeling of "work is more important then family"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees. ask them how their day went instead of just going on your 3 hour coffee break.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Software specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAE

    Pros

    Core hours, Raises, benefits and good insurance plan

    Cons

    Lots of traffic to get there... and forget about the metro or bus if your from downtown

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Old mentality change comes in slowly..

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs more effective communication channels between layers of management, less stratification, and more cohesion.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAE

    Pros

    The people you work with make this place.

    Cons

    Management is trying to handle a beast that they can't control. Shareholders have top priority. High turnover due to multiple organization-wide layoffs each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DP2

  6.  

    Good place for a new graduate, willing to learn and put in tons of hours,

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Systems Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Aircraft Systems Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    you are not stuck in one responsibility. Chance to learn new areas of responsibilities and technologies.

    Cons

    low pay, but they make you make it up in overtime.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAE

    Pros

    Stable Company And OK Salary

    Cons

    French and factory atmosphere !!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAE

    Pros

    Good benefits for a private employer.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to more up the ladder.

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bad experience, but I needed the pay check

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    Former Employee - Systems Software Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Systems Software Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at CAE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay check.
    Travel (if you're selected or suck up to the right person)
    Some easy posiitons like Test Engineer. Unfortunately, I was not one of them.

    Cons

    I was employed with the company for 3.5 years, relocated to Montreal from outside the province.

    In those 3.5 years, I can say the only good thing that came from that time and effort was the compensation.

    Most of the people working there are nasty. Backstabbing based on your origin, ethnicity or abilities is very common. The group leaders are completely useless, providing no training or any kind of leadership despite the title, they seem to have a practised deflection technique when you ask for help. Engineering managers do not care about either the product or problems attached. The only time I heard from one was when a problem (read: hurting the budget) was dumped on me. And then it was only to put pressure to resolve the issue, not help. The guy who dumped it on me was getting rid of it because he was feeling that pressure previously. This type of scenario is very common, leading to fighting/stress among staff.

    As long as simulators are sold, I doubt the above issues will be fixed. I recommend to anyone hard working and competent who is considering joining the workforce to do so only if you require the pay check. This is not a place for a long term career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging Work but pay less

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAE

    Pros

    Love their product and work.Lots of challenges. Lots of experienced people willing to teach.

    Cons

    The management is bad. Pays hardly any money to the engineers whereas the managers bag all the money. French is a big factor too. Not recommended if french is not your first language.

  11.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Integration Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Integration Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good company to start your career.

    Cons

    There is an imbalance between workload and salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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