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Updated August 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. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "Mechanic 5+ years"

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    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.


  4. "Cae"

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    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


  5. "Disorganized but varied learning experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CAE as an intern

    Pros

    Per diem and expenses recorded and covered
    Diverse and constant flow of work, even if disorganized at times

    Cons

    Very unorganized between branches/office locations
    Disorganized in regards to travel

    Advice to Management

    Communicate between offices, and to employees!


  6. "need to be self motivated"

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    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


  7. "Instructor"

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

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers that respect you and your accomplishments. New facility with excellent location. Very comfortable and stable place to be.

    Cons

    Schedules can be very busy and change constantly.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Interesting industry, challenging work, opportunities to make improvements to processes

    Cons

    Lack of orientation & training in department, workload expectations not well-managed when I was there. High turnover in position I held as a contractor

    Advice to Management

    Address issues with managers who are not good managers.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Some good, Some bad"

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

    I have been working at CAE full-time

    Pros

    The company as a whole is a good company to work for. They do reward you for a Job well done. I like to work, it is a fast paced environment, but they treat you fairly well.

    Cons

    some managers are put into positions simply because of the education. They dont have any real exp in managing people. Some people are hard to work with. The turnover is high, mainly because out of all of the employers in the defense industry, they are lagging behind in the Salary Category.

    Advice to Management

    Hold on to the good ones, and get rid of the ones who are not doing their jobs. They have a habit of repeating the same mistakes over and over again. That is why the High Turnover rate exist. A lot of managers are in the job they are for the wrong reason.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Best people, worst benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    It's actually an environment that feels like family! Best people I have ever worked with. Everyone pitches in to get the job done! Very fun to be around pilots, planes and the culture of aviation.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of retired pilots now working at an older age the health insurance is outrageously expensive! Cannot work here if you want to start a family, have a family with children at home. Or, I suppose you must make good money as a manager to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust the pay to junior employees to make working and living sustainable. Benefits cost are the main reason I left.


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