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Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life balance and interesting industry (in 19 reviews)

  • Mentoring, some training, perks, paid overtime, great coworkers (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management will only listen to yes men : Leads to (in 23 reviews)

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

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  1. "Mechanic 5+ years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Very convenient location. Planes are well kept. Great health benefits. Management at the corporate level are very engaged.

    Cons

    The local management work against each other to try to get ahead at another's expense. This has gone on for some time now and the staff has to suffer for it. Budget cuts, layoffs and replacing experience for cheap labor have been the norms as of late.

    Advice to Management

    Restructuring the corporate ladder by completely separating the repair station and flight school will lay out key groundwork to get this flight school rolling again.


  2. "CAE Employee Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pilot Instructor in Whippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Pilot Instructor in Whippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CAE full-time

    Pros

    Just a place to get a paycheck.

    Cons

    Management from middle management fears for the jobs from the Dallas based management.
    Treat employees very, very poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Management lives in the dark ages. It's time they moved into the current times.

    They have no respect for their employees and treat their employees like pieces of replaceable machinery. Unless you are a 100% "yes" man, don't bother working here. Instead of providing employees with incentives to perform well, the management at CAE works through fear tactics and intimidation.
    Management should learn that positive motivation works far better than negative.


  3. "Cae"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Nice caterer

    Cons

    Low pay for the work

    Advice to Management

    Do unto others as you would do unto yourself. Promot people. Give better job reviews if deserved


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  5. "Pilot Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor Pilot in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor Pilot in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The paycheck keeps coming in.

    Cons

    Basically 24 hour on call 5 days a week. The schedule changes several times each week making it impossible to schedule any activities during the work week. The hours are long, sometimes up to 14 hour days. The work weeks an average of 50 hours plus with plenty of stress, mis- communications and unhappy coworkers and clients.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and start to treat the employees better.


  6. "Flight Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Flight Instructor in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Flight Instructor in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work at

    Cons

    Non noted at this time


  7. "need to be self motivated"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Training Instructor in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Training Instructor in Morristown, NJ

    I worked at CAE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great salary package and travel opportunities

    Cons

    employee training is not very good


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Old school/ no process/ couldn't care less"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very interesting business. Learn about the aviation business and flight simulators. Dealing with pilots and their companies is a great experience.

    Cons

    Dallas Location: Doing things like in the 80s, no process, no direction, Male chauvinists coworkers, prejudice against foreigners. Bad internal competition, gossip and all the bad things you see in a company stuck in time with idiots running all the way from managers to the CEO. NOT customer centered. The whole HR quit recently.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CEO or bring a new force that will actually care about clients and employees and then you might beat the competition.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work life balance, good management, see the world

    Cons

    A lot of extended travel


  10. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CAE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are good people trying to do good work at CAE. Clients seem to appreciate the effort by the Instructors.

    Cons

    Overworked. Sales driven company. Instructors are left in front of customer trying to explain why the schedule won't work (we like to have weekends...AKA days off).

    Advice to Management

    Place more value on the Training Managers and the Schedulers. If these two groups are happy and do their job really well then the Instructors will be (mostly) happy.


  11. "Same poor management cycle"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CAE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products,learned a lot about human body,worked with some fine hard working individuals.

    Cons

    Boss was major hick whose verbal abusiveness went unchecked by upper management for quite sometime until it was time for a new boss.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think it makes any difference


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