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CAE Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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CAE President, CEO, and Director Marc Parent
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Pros
  • Dynamic, many project interestings, work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Mentoring, some training, perks, paid overtime, great coworkers (in 25 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 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Allowed me to remain in the aviation industry, provide for my family, and be home every night."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Instructor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Flight Instructor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits, great management, paid hard days off and doubles.

    Cons

    Wish they had locations in other cities. Need to hire more staff. Not enough full timers to cover all shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing: taking care of your staff.


  2. "Gis analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAE full-time

    Pros

    Good manager, fair company, great benefits

    Cons

    Contract work, redundant tasks, overall good

  3. "Flight Instructor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Blackhole"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    descent pay as much time off as you want

    Cons

    horrible management no training no advancements unless your a fave

    Advice to Management

    stop showing favoritism and at least match industry average wage for sim techs.


  5. "Over all a good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Line Service Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great opportunities, excellent outlook"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Systems Designer in Saint-Laurent, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Electrical Systems Designer in Saint-Laurent, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CAE has excellent growth opportunities in numerous areas. They are well positioned to weather difficult economic times as the blend of civil aviation, military and professional services allows strong sectors to compensate for weakness in others.
    Upper levels actively work to keep employees informed about the state of the company. Management displays sincere regard for the well-being of employees, and career growth is frequently discussed. Performance reviews are annual and personalized, with relatively concrete and attainable targets.
    Global, innovative and well-managed, there's a reason CAE was awarded one of Canada's top 100 employers for the last two years straight.

    Cons

    Some departments may experience a lot of (fully compensated) overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  10. "Dream job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are skilled and enthusiastic, can-do spirit, customer-focused attitude, leading technology, global presence, premier brand reputation, respected for integrity

    Cons

    none that I can think of


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