CAI Overview

  • www.cagents.com
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • 501 to 1000 Employees
  • 1996
  • Company - Private
  • Architectural & Engineering Services
  • $50 to $100 million (USD)

CompetitorsSequence, PSC Biotech Corporation, ProPharma Group
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Started business in 1996 with 2 people and are now over 600 worldwide. CAI strives to help our clients design, deliver, operate, and maintain quality, critical manufacturing facilities by pooling our global resources. Our engineering, technical, and consulting services encompass ...
Mission: We exist to be the trusted solution for our clients as they strive to build a better working world and improve the human experience. We believe in long term health and wealth of our employee owners.

CAI Reviews

4.1
83%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
Approve of CEO
Robert Chew, PE
Robert Chew, PE
79 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, more than 1 year

"good company"

Dec 28, 2021 - Validation Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very professional and friendly company

Cons

everything is working good with them
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Diversity & Inclusion at CAI

4.1
(36 Reviews)

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CAI Interviews

Experience
Positive80%
Negative11%
Neutral9%
Getting an Interview
Applied online53%
Recruiter19%
Employee Referral15%
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  1. CQV Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at CAI (United States)

    Interview

    I think overall the interview process for me was quite odd. Their recruiter phone screen ended up being a recruiter talking for over an hour about their benefits. It was an odd conversation, he kept talking about how their retirement plan and employee stock program had made a lot of people in their company rich. And also mentioned their high deductible health insurance frequently, which I guess could be a plus for some people if you're lucky to not have to go to the doctor a lot. He talked a good bit about the traveling part of the job as well. Again, he put a large focus on all the money/perks you could get out of having the travel and hotel points. There was a large focus on money and ability to become wealthy through working with CAI that was genuinely very off-putting and a major red flag I should've payed attention to. He also mentioned they "encourage" their employees to work overtime (which granted is paid extra), something like 45 hours a week. Overall, looking back I should have seen all the red flags in the conversation and not agreed to go forward in the process, but I think I wanted to be optimistic.

    The next interview was a phone conversation with an area manager. He told me at the outset of the conversation that he was in his car driving to the airport, and actually our conversation ended up running since he arrived while we were talking. Again, I should have withdrawn myself from the interview process at that point, and I couldn't say why I agreed to proceed.

    After that was a video call with the hiring manager, but about a week before the call, he called me unscheduled to, as he said, introduce himself. I've never had that happen during an interview process before and found it a bit unprofessional. At that point, I considered cancelling the interview, but thought better to just finish it out since it had already been scheduled.
    The interview with the hiring manager wasn't anything notable. I was pretty certain they were going to offer me the job after the interview. At that point, I nearly sent an email to withdraw my application, but I ended up just hoping they wouldn't offer me the job. To their credit, when I declined the offer, they did reach out to talk to me to see if there was anything they could do to change my mind. I definitely should've just listened to my gut at the beginning of the process to avoid all the awkwardness of having to decline an offer.

    I would suggest to the team at CAI to really reevaluate how they are speaking and interacting with their candidates. Having a recruiter talk for over an hour about all the opportunities to make yourself wealthy as the first step leaves a very bad impression. Then having scheduled an interview with a manager while they are driving to the airport already shows that the time of the candidate and the employee isn't greatly respected. This is reaffirmed again with a hiring manger reaching out to a candidate unscheduled and unprompted. The impression of the culture of CAI I got was heavy overtime, overworked, and poor communication. This doesn't lead a candidate to accept an offer and only gave me a lesson in listening to myself.
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Company Updates

September 29, 2021
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Check out our employee growth year over year. Amazing.
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November 19, 2020
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It's all hands on deck as we continue to respond to worldwide demand from our customers due to Covid. Our Koality bears are willing to help but are mystified by face masks.....
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CAI Awards & Accolades

  • Company of the YearInternational Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)2009
  • Company of the YearInternational Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)2002

Pledges & Certifications

  • Veteran Hiring Commitment

    Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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