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Updated September 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great team, office vibe, career progression and work life balance" (in 21 reviews)

  • "The opportunity to travel and interact with various cultures is an added plus" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "The have no clue how to manage people since the people that go up are just YES Sayers to please upper management" (in 24 reviews)

  • "horrible management no training no advancements unless your a fave" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great family job! Home every night."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor Pilot in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Instructor Pilot in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard days off, home everyday, good group of guys, after your trained you are on your own and left alone

    Cons

    Not enough instructors, time off was difficult on short notice. (1 to 2 weeks out) Difficult to transition into other airframes due to staffing issues

    Advice to Management

    Respect time off of employees and make a bigger effort to let instructors go fly. Get staffing up to allow more freedom to instructors.


  2. "Business Aviation Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CAE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful Culture, lots of growth opportunities

    Cons

    we are not "one" cae as they say. It is very hard and slow paced to implement needed changes due to the international structure.

  3. "Aircraft Maintenance Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CAE full-time

    Pros

    Great Co Workers
    Parts are easily accessible
    2/3 Shift mgmt leads were awesome and knowledgeable
    Inspectors were very thorough when checking your work

    Cons

    There was a decent amount of negative attitudes between shifts and one of the shift leads was very much into workplace politics which made for a bad workplace

    Advice to Management

    The Head of Maint was amazing. Would just prefer he kept a closer eye on leads!


  4. "Simulator Technician"

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    Former Employee - Simulator Technician I
    Former Employee - Simulator Technician I
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CAE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The time is flexable, you get 2 weeks of vacation, and OJT is available for anyone.

    Cons

    Health benefits are good but it's to expensive.
    OJT
    Damned if you do damned if you dont.
    Many times there is a hold on OT
    Other departments get to do activities for team building.
    Okay leadership
    Moral isn't the best
    short guiadance when new technicians start
    experienced technicians are few to teach the new technicians.
    Work life is a bit stressing health life is poor
    Working two jobs to make it through the week.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees and work with them to come up good ideas together.


  5. "Administrative"

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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

    Excellent Quality of Life
    Great PTO Benefits
    Market Pay
    Awesome industry
    Stable

    Cons

    Communication vastly needs to improve
    Lots of roll-outs mediocre execution.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of people first


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Simulator Instructor"

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

    I have been working at CAE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They will pay you on time and this job involves nearly no travelling. The coffee is free and the managers brings donuts on Fridays.

    Cons

    All instructors are on call 5 days a week (24/5). Do not plan anything during those days as your schedule might change several times a day! Be prepared to work on your off days in addition being forced to work "double days". That means working close to 16 hour shifts if they are short on Instructors... That is the problem. they are always short on Instructors. The new work rule states they will not force Instructors to work more than a 16hr day! Nice rule! They pay far less than Flight Safety and the benefits are below industry standards. This is as low and disorganized as you will find. Dont be fooled by the contract they show you. You will very hard for your salary. Actually you will not have time for anything else! work/sleep. Be aware and do not sign a lock in contract if you are smart. Most employees leave as soon as the contract is completed.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at how Flight Safety and Airline Simulator Instructors are treated. Start treating your employees as assets instead of variables affecting the bottom line.


  7. "Aircraft Ground systems instructor"

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

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

    Pros

    Schedule is always changing, days off are merely a guess. Long days and nights . They will wear you out if you let them. Bonus system changes a lot

    Cons

    They want you to stay current in multiple platforms for maximum utilization. Seat sub after teaching all day. Etc. This should pay more with current pilot shortage.

    Advice to Management

    Should pay instructors more initially.

  8. "Ok Company to get feet wet"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at CAE full-time

    Pros

    Steady work which makes the day go by quickly. Easy work. Nothing that is really difficult to complete.

    Cons

    Piston aircraft and routine tasks. Always the same thing. Open panels, look inside, close panels. Repeat.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Worst leadership around"

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

    I worked at CAE full-time

    Pros

    The middle management which will one day take over, is progressive and wants the best for employees. They actually work to make people feel wanted and a part of the company, unlike the top five C-suite executives.

    Cons

    The SVP, COO, CEO and other top executives could care less about employees. They will smile while they fire you and it is well known! These people are engineers and not business savvy individuals. They have no ability to communicate or connect with the average worker.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your top level executives, thy are holding this company back and instilling a negative work environment.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "SImulator Technician 2"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CAE (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable work environment with a fair amount of job security.

    Cons

    Pay is a little low for the area.

    Advice to Management

    Make allowances for worker retention


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