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Updated September 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life balance and interesting industry (in 19 reviews)

  • Mentoring, some training, perks, paid overtime, great coworkers (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management will only listen to yes men : Leads to (in 24 reviews)

  • horrible management no training no advancements unless your a fave (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Good Environment to Work in."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Salary, Holidays, Vacation.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is Not Balanced.


  2. "So disorganized!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CAE full-time

    Pros

    Good people, decent benefits, interesting products

    Cons

    Management is so disorganized! None of the business divisions talk to each other. The company is driven by numbers but has no road map in place for achieving goals. Business leaders generally have no management experience or rudimentary training.

    Advice to Management

    Define your goals and create a plan to achieve them. Hold your leaders responsible for their actions and their people.

  3. "Quality of life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CAE full-time

    Pros

    Great co workers, direct supervisor is fantastic, they all work very hard to make the customers happy.

    Cons

    Quality of life not very good at times due to under staffing, many days off worked and double shifts. We are given a bonus for working double shifts, which is nice, but the pay for working our day off is at least half to a third of what it should be compared to what we would be paid if we used that day off to actually fly outside.

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay to compete with outside flying opportunities, and to attract and retain qualified personnel. Allocate money spent on cosmetics to updating simulators, we don't need a new lobby, ours is great, but customers are getting upset with the sims being in constant disrepair.


  4. "Okay company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CAE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed what i did as service technician working on patient simulators. Helping people to help other's and help save people's lives. At times it became mediocre and somewhat monotonous but just the same.

    Cons

    At times could be hostile work environment. There were those that abided by the rules and others who didn't have to. Quality wasn't the greatest and I often found myself wondering what would happen when that simulator went out the back door. I stayed employed there quite a few years and at times stayed for the people working there. I found myself wanting out because of the people and the quality.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is going to do what they want and what they think is best. At first I was very happy with the Canadian management and was happy we were bought out. Now I'm not sure. My advice, instead of building a newer simulator to save the company, concentrate and fix the problems at hand. Once the bad mindset has set in by customers and would be customers its hard to change.


  5. "Line Service Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAE full-time

    Pros

    Supervisors listen to ideas from subordinates on how to improve job effectiveness. Work is relatively easy, wages are fair. Health benefits are pretty good, the people are generally happy to work here.

    Cons

    The heat. It's hot in Arizona

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, remember to listen to your employees. They are the backbone to our success.


  6. "Instructional System Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAE full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, focused on improving processes and employee engagement.

    Cons

    Long work hours, understaffing during major projects.


  7. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good management, interesting assignments

    Cons

    Building is stale, no telecommunting policy, flat organization-difficult to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Better cross training oppurtunities, gym, telecommuniting options.

  8. "Solid company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at CAE full-time

    Pros

    Company is moving strongly toward employee satisfaction.

    Cons

    More recognition would improve morale further.


  9. "Over all a good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair Pay
    Matched 401k
    2 Weeks vacation
    2 Weeks Sick time
    You get your travel points for hotels and airfare

    Cons

    This company requires a lot of traveling.


  10. "Cool Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAE full-time

    Pros

    Co-Workers are the best I've ever had anywhere.

    Cons

    Large company that does a lot of stuff, at times certain business units are overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Be open minded


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