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Good place to work, but LOTS of inertia

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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 10 years)

Pros

Extremely interesting and complex product.
Opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience.
Friendly, hard-working people.
Paid overtime.

Cons

CAE's history as a flight simulator manufacturing company still shows in its approach to management and processes. They try to put in place new S/W processes, but project delivery dates still drive priorities. There is a lot of rushing and panic to chase deadlines. Projects get started already behind schedule.
Waves of layoffs over the last few years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better communication and more employee motivation is needed. Employees are uneasy about layoffs, security is disappearing and morale suffers.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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    Navigating trough fog

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    Current Employee - 3D Artist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - 3D Artist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    -Benefits (insurances are mostly taken care of by employer depending on your plan choices)
    -Great co-workers.
    -Products make a difference in the world.

    Cons

    -Constant climate of uncertainty
    -Culture and values are still not yet defined
    -Super corporate tightness / politics
    -Low morale
    -Can feel like a crab basket at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Stop being corporate goons who play musical chair and listen to ALL of your employees who are putting ideas forward to help your products, pipelines and raise teams satisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. I am very satisfied with my internship, my subject is interesting

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    Current Intern - Software Developer in Saint-Laurent, QC (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Developer in Saint-Laurent, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at CAE as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    size and organization of the company give a sense of pride and security

    Cons

    mode of development is not well defined and tools and programming standard must be updated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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