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CAE USA Overview

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Headquarters Tampa, FL
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Operated By CAE
Founded 2001
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Environmental Tectonics, Fats, Alteon Training
Is it real, or is it CAE USA? A subsidiary of Canadian company CAE Inc., CAE USA makes flight simulators and trainers for military and civilian planes and helicopters. Products include flight and weapons simulators and tactical air defense trainers. Its systems reproduce ... More

CAE USA Reviews

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Raymond G. Duquette
5 Ratings
  • Interesting work, good people, but in general company is stagnant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CAE USA full-time


    There are a lot of great people here, easy to work with. Company is pretty flexible with work hours, dress code, vacation. Top performers are paid for their efforts.


    Top performers are paid better, but in general pay is below average for industry. The management is also a problem, there is a good deal of turn over, resulting in many managers that are not qualified, and make rash and uninformed decisions, which has seriously cost the company in the last few years. There is a revolving door of new programs to bring organization to the engineering and management teams, but they start and fail so quickly that it is viewed largely as a joke. Advancement is also fairly limited, as there are not that many positions and they are held onto until someone either quits or is fired. Lastly, this company tends to be of a firefighter nature, and does not learn from its mistakes in the slightest. Most programs have unrealistically short schedules, so engineering works 55-70 hour weeks for months on end, only to not make those unrealistic schedules. Then, another program comes up that does the exact same thing, and the cycle repeats. Most of middle management is pointless, they are present and involved enough, but no one will take the risk of making decisions in fear of retribution, so nothing is ever accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen the proposal and architecture teams so that the programs have a chance to meet their schedules. Recognize when teams are being burned out, and avoid subjecting those same teams to the firefights again right away. Find managers that are willing to manage...ie. make tough decisions that some may not like. A manager is supposed to be a leader...so lead.

CAE USA Interviews

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    Student Co-op Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at CAE USA (Orlando, FL) in October 2011.


    They did not take long to get me onto the project and get me straight to work. It was a very good interview process it was within the same week did I get an immediate response on whether or not I got the job.

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    Just accept it.

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