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CAE Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2020

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87%
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93%
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CAE President, CEO, and Director Marc Parent
Marc Parent
324 Ratings
  1. "Honestly, it's what you make of it. Take advantage of opportunities!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Amazing technologies, at the frontiers of aeronautics engineering / software engineering. - Challenging and unique projects, lots of opportunities to travel all over the world (depends on project). - Among the engineers, the vibe is refreshing and full of energy. CAE is somehow very good at picking lots of extremely driven, motivated and helpful people to make a team function. - Flexible hours. - Lots of initiatives to motivate a continuous learning habit. Lots of programs to expose to you other aspects of company. Pays for programming skills development or other professional development programs.

    Cons

    - As in a big company, your experience is largely dependent on what projects or managers you have. They are generally very good, but can get pretty bad in select few cases. - Some projects are heavily mismanaged, and blow over budget casually. Lots of "higher level" people trying their best to layout a project, without much consultation to the engineers that actually code. Halfway through the project, it starts going south, and the managers force the engineers to catch up (overtime, weekends, graveyards). Management mistakes left and right, then engineers slave to deliver the project on time, management is then rewarded for "managing" a "difficult" project. - Some managers could disappear tomorrow, and you'd never even notice, and the project will probably go smoother. As the stereotype goes, engineers are socially-awkward, and management are people-oriented. CAE loves to breaks stereotypes. - Compensation is average. They do have great benefits, and lots of other work perks, but money talks, and CAE murmurs. Exceptional workers are definitely recognized, but not enough monetarily. You can tell that your direct manager wants to give you more, but they work with what they're given too. - CAE can definitely treat contractors better, instead of alienating them to 2nd class citizens.

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    CAE2019-12-17
  2. "Great coworkers terrible upper mgmt"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CAE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are ok, employees and lower management are great people

    Cons

    Upper management is an old boys club that could not care less about an employees technical opinion. They love to say they are agile but refuse to heed advice of employees.

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    CAE2019-12-14
  3. "Amazing place to work at!"

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    Current Employee - Communications in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great inclusive culture You'll have fun every day working at CAE Cutting-edge technology developed in Montreal Noble mission: make the world a safer place Amazing open space working stations A multinational business Great working conditions (salary, teleworking highly encouraged)

    Cons

    Not easily accessible through public transport (however the Company has put in place a great car pool system.

    CAE2019-12-12
  4. "Regional Sales Manager MTX"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CAE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work environment. Salary. Team Members. Work hours. Holidays

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals. Constant change in territories. Management turnover. No clear plan.

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    CAE2019-12-08
  5. "OK company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CAE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You will learn a lot about the aicraft system simulation, good understanding of system engineering. This will help you in long run if you want to make your career in Aerospace, like Honeywell, Boeing, Airbus etc.

    Cons

    Career growth is limited, software engineering team lacks vision

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    CAE2019-12-05
  6. "System Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and awesome people!

    Cons

    Not much to complain about

    CAE2019-11-25
  7. "lovely place to work"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAE part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    flexible hours and great coworkers

    Cons

    no food or other attractive pleasentries

    CAE2019-11-21
  8. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at CAE full-time

    Pros

    great industry with a strong future

    Cons

    too much emphasis on the Qtr

    CAE2019-11-15
  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - HSE Specialist in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CAE part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and decent pay

    Cons

    Office work and must attend several meetings

    CAE2019-11-15
  10. "Great Employer to grow at"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great People to work with lots of benefits Enjoy playing soccer at the gym in front

    Cons

    lower yearly raises do not promote hard workers to give more and distinguish themselves from others who do less

    CAE2019-11-12
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