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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

I worked at CAE as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

Heaven for those who can talk more but work less.

Cons

Bad management, irresponsible managers, low pay package.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Managers and policies need to be changed

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    For airplane lovers

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

    I have been working at CAE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you are a big fan of airplanes, you will enjoy working there. I had the chance of working on various flight simulators and it is always a thrill to fly them to test your simulation software. You also get the opportunity to travel to customers' sites to complete the installation. There are various engineering departments, so, if you get bored, you can do a lateral transfer and work on something completely different.

    Cons

    As with most public companies lately, we work a bit understaffed and with the pressure to deliver. We have to learn a lot of technology mostly by ourselves but, I think it is the case for all software related jobs. It can take a while to adopt new software technologies at CAE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the rank and file employees.

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    Culture has changed dramatically

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    Former Employee - Product Development Leader  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Development Leader in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at CAE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Great place to start for a new graduate
    - Many opportunities for advancement or change of career focus (you must initiate)
    - Excellent people (both skilled and personalities)

    Cons

    - Employee training has declined/non-existant in the last 5 years
    - Loyalty has disappeared (both to company and to employees)
    - Long-time employees work with a guillotine over their heads from what is now the common and regular practice of reorganization and budget cuts. Their higher salaries are what makes them vulnerable and their skills and expertise are not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Advice for Directors and up ... do not insulate yourselves from employees. Meet and honestly engage with everyone and they will be inspired and more creative.
    - Value your older employees, they are the ones that make what seems to be the impossible, possible.

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