CAE

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This place treats employees kinda poorly.

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Former Employee - Ops Coordinator in Columbia, SC
Former Employee - Ops Coordinator in Columbia, SC

I worked at CAE

Pros

Its a job in a poor economy. The coworkers were truly a blast. Good workers poor managers and poor wage/

Cons

hours, pay, management were all a joke. They provide no feedback, or training. They take advantage of employees and the poor economy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your employees better. Split the shifts. Provide feedback. Allow employees their legal breaks. Work with employees to become better.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Young, family like company with a lot of possibilites

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    - The new Hungarian office is very beautiful. It was developed according to the wish of the employees
    - Some of the colleagues are exceptionally good at their profession
    - Interesting (in the good sense) events and education possibilities like English Fridays, party every Friday nights, etc.
    - Very friendly local management
    - The local management is open for the new ideas
    - Permanent foreign colleagues in the Hungarian office
    - Interesting work (Civil and Military airplanes/simulations)
    - "Google like things": Inspiration rooms, library, basketball, csocso, etc.
    - Flexible working hours
    - Competitive salary
    - It grows fast with a lot of promotional opportunity
    - A lot of opportunity for traveling worldwide (Canada, Germany, UK, Dubai, Australia etc)

    Cons

    - Most of the employees are young, there are no developers with ~30 years experience: missing accumulated experience in software engineering (you can count it as a Pros too)
    - The management is open and friendly, but not experienced. They learn much but their are overloaded (I think it is just a temporary issue)
    - Not too much girl thus/and some very strange and inappropriate/insulting jokes
    - The mother company cannot see the Pros and sometimes makes the positive change harder than necessary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Try to lower your load, e.g. build an appropriate middle/lower management layer
    - Think in teams, not persons
    - Seriously consider to take something against the "strange and inappropriate/insulting jokes". It comes from the past and some of the employees are following it just by habit. It can hurt feelings and in extreme cases it can hurt the company too.
    - Keep it up! :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fair work/life balance, fair benefits. Management increasingly disconnected.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance with flex time, "California Fridays" (half days on Friday), and one week extra vacation for Christmas. Stock plan is good, insurance plan is comparable to other companies. Opportunities to travel with paid overtime and great opportunities to work directly with the simulators, which are fun.

    Cons

    Management is getting more and more disconnected. They don't want to hire, they don't understand the day-to-day concerns of the people at the bottom of the pyramid. Some promotions make no sense. The best people often leave for greener pastures.
    Every year we hear publicly how great the company is doing, but internally we're always broke. What gives?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just stop with all the evaluations, the technical track, the initiatives and all the time wasting processes that yield NOTHING in the long run but frustration and demoralization of the employees. Keep things simple, make teams smaller not larger.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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