CAE Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Interesting products, below average management

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

    I have been working at CAE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    International travel. Had the chance to travel to europe on several occasions. Awesome product. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Management by panic. Presure to deliver even if product is not ready. Avoid company if you can't manage stress and presure.

    Advice to Management

    Requires a change in management mentality. Employes deserve respect and not feel like tools. You can't manage software like a production chain


  2. Intern

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

    I have been working at CAE

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

    Pros

    Good Responsibilities Great Projects Great Team. It was good work-life balance no extra time required

    Cons

    No Feedback from the supervisor Very Strict with timings


  3. softwaree engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mirabel, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mirabel, QC (Canada)

    I worked at CAE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great company image. lots of challenging work especially in military

    Cons

    company asks for too many hours of work per year. ordinary7 salary

    Advice to Management

    hire me again. I like the company.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Run!

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

    I have been working at CAE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, frendly people, ability to work from home

    Cons

    Upper management is lost in the vacuum of what seems to be a separate universe inaccessible to regular employees. In quite a few instances, I've seen good leadership be demoted or let go for no obvious reason. Frequent reorganizations, changes in objectives, the never ending ERP system implementation, just to name a few...

    Advice to Management

    If an employee is only a numbered resource... then how can you even talk about engagement?


  6. Helpful (4)

    CAE

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

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

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

    Pros

    Although its 40 hours per week, overtime is paid but no bonus. The company "encourages" mobility within the company. Insurance can be refused, to compensate they pay you the insurance cost as CAE Dollars. Christmas period is closed for a week and a half.

    Cons

    Higher management acts on their own personal benefits. 40 hours per week schedule. Survey results on employee's commitment are very very low, but nothing is done to change the situation. Most colleagues are looking elsewhere to change job and are unhappy.


  7. Very good. Very dynamic, a lot of opportunities, great fun people. A lot of potential to move around in the company

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

    I have been working at CAE full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Can apply to various positions and there are a lot of training to do and tools to learn. Very specialized for engineers.

    Cons

    40 hours a week but flexible


  8. Helpful (1)

    Ok employer

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

    I have been working at CAE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Has a very good work life balance. Not that much time pressure.

    Cons

    Not very innovative company. Has the philosophy never change a running system.

    Advice to Management

    let the people be innovative don't stay in old technology just because some old engineers doesn't know it better. Get young guys into your team


  9. Helpful (1)

    Where your career goes to die

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

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

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

    Pros

    Any longer term employee will speak of the "golden age" of CAE and how great it was to work here. Well I never got to experience that, and apparently neither did anyone else who was hired in the last 5 years. The salary is competitive only to maintain the industry average. They offer flexible schedules. They seem to potentially be hinting at the possibility of maybe acknowledging that the current state of employee morale cannot get any lower and will be having meetings to discuss the implementation of workshops to develop frameworks for processes to plan the improvement of said state. There haven't been too many layoffs in my group.

    Cons

    I can't pretend that the current state of affairs is not a complete mess. They will dangle carrots in the form of "technical career tracks" and "mission statements", "processes", and more buzzwords than you can possibly imagine. There dire career progression situation and lack of hiring has created such an intense atmosphere of competition that you can expect a stern talking to if you blow your nose the wrong way.

    Advice to Management

    I can't put all the blame on management. A lot has to do with the current working climate in Quebec. I've seen many instances where an individual will leap at the first chance to step off this sinking ship only to get a harsh lesson in "the grass is always greener". I do hope they turn it around, but until then, this has become a "40 and out" place with absolutely no care for work.


  10. Helpful (2)

    It was an amazing place to work, but no longer.

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

    I have been working at CAE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flex time. Interesting product. Travel opportunities. Brilliant colleagues.

    Cons

    Too many Key Performance Indexes. Management has no long term vision. Only wants the stock to look good. Doesn't even care about customers, let alone employees. Keep firing people and replaying them with "processes".

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look in the mirror.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Too much management

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

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

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

    Pros

    Flex time, Great product, High technology, great travel , world wide company

    Cons

    too much management, HR doesn't work for the employee but for management, everything is around statistic even around customer, no compensation for travellers and experience employees, too many tools, No technical training to improve your tech experience.



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