CAE (Capital Asset Exchange & Trading)

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7 people found this helpful  

No middle ground

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Capital Asset Trader in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Capital Asset Trader in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at CAE (Capital Asset Exchange & Trading) full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Business model is genius.

Opportunity for promotion and leadership is made readily available to successful traders.

Insane earning potential for the level of experience required.

Your work stories will always kill at parties - no one will have crazier, funnier, more unbelievable ones.

If you have a strong intrinsic motivation to make more money than anyone else you know and to prove to yourself that you can survive an environment that most people cannot - you'll be fine here.

Cons

Long hours in the office, and you will often be answering calls and emails all night and on weekends.

Very little PTO, mediocre benefits.

Management changes direction every 1-2 months. It doesn't actually change how the company operates at the end of the day, just creates extra metrics and new things for people to complain about.

High testosterone frat house.

Always feels like you haven't done enough, like you should stay longer so you could finish more work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need to hire seasoned professionals, an HR person, and a committed operations team.

When you give someone a title, make sure it correlates to their responsibilities and stays stable.

Recognize when people burn out, and give them a break instead of more responsibilities.

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Great money making potential and a whole lot of hard work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Capital Asset Trader in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Capital Asset Trader in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at CAE (Capital Asset Exchange & Trading) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I work with really smart and hardworking people. So, in a way, it can be hard to "get ahead" but when you do, it feels GREAT! CAE is also one of those places where you can make A LOT of money as long as you're smart and you work hard. They are also willing to take some hiring risks.

    Cons

    I'll be pretty sick in the head to say that I'm okay with working 12+ hour days and in this high pressured environment. This is the kind of place where best is not enough, hitting the target is. It's pretty brutal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It took me 2 sales jobs to realize that sales is high pressured, your boss can be micromanaging if you don't hit your number, and you got to be tough-minded. I hate the long hours and pressure too. But I must admit that they are doing the right thing - admitting mistakes, righting the wrongs quickly, holding people accountable. It will be nice if they can cut some slack from time to time.

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  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Potential to Make a Lot of Money but Hard Place to Work

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

    I worked at CAE (Capital Asset Exchange & Trading) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Potential to Make a lot of Money

    Potential to Win prizes like expensive watches, TV's, iPhones

    Ferrari rentals if you perform

    Cool trips to Vegas and Hawaii

    Great Gym

    Health Coverage

    Great cafeteria

    If you do well the Job Looks great on a resume

    You can learn great sales skills and most people who do well end up finding amazing jobs

    Cool people - When you get Hazed or put through a prolonged terrible experience with a group of people you really bond with them. Employees at CAE are a very tight knit group of friends.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours = 0 work life balance and
    you must literally dedicate your entire life to this in order to maybe do well

    Management is inexperienced, contradictory, and does not want to hear any(Even Rational) reasons for why you are not closing deals. If you miss two months in a row you will get fired

    Poor training - They throw you in and you either sink or swim

    Most people get fired or quit before being on the job for 90 days

    It sucks the life out of you

    If you are good enough to make money at CAE, you will probably make more money at another inside sales job and you will be much happier

    Terrible Culture - The business structure encourages employees and managers to compete against each other for deals and people are rewarded for closing even if they stab each other in the back to do it. Managers have the advantage and they regularly manipulate the system and leave traders feeling like they got screwed. Traders are also indirectly encouraged take deals from each other.

    The CEO is very inexperienced - this is his first company. The company is driven by the short term and money drives everything. Bad behavior is thus overlooked if someone is bringing money in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture is top down and the culture really needs to change. Treat people like people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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