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CAE Reviews

Updated May 26, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The attitude is extremely relaxed. Very flexible hours and working requirements. Easy to excel if you are a decent employee. Good people.

    Cons

    No training. No R&D budget. Budgets get cut all the time. Unrealistic scheduled. Some incompetence will cause everyone to miss schedule it go over budget. Constantly get forced into adhering to policies that work in parent company, but make no sense in Tampa office. If you do one thing well, you will likely be assigned to all projects that need help in that area.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Human Resources"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    nothing to share as a positive with CAE

    Cons

    Workload, not a place for women or growth.


  3. "Flight operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    higher than standard pay, great work group great equipment. efficiently run.

    Cons

    demanding schedule, squeeze lots out of a thinly staffed operation. short sighted management, slow to change and progress.


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  5. "tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAE full-time

    Pros

    Interesting place to work at

    Cons

    Some things move very slowly


  6. "Instructor Pilot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work around

    Cons

    Schedule is often a problem


  7. "Medical Maniquins"

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

    Pros

    Extensive training, great opportunities in sales and service

    Cons

    Lots of travel, long hours

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Feudal Culture Prevails"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CAE full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance is what you make of it.
    A small core of very committed people try their best to make it a good place to work.
    The business has great potential in the market.

    Cons

    This is a monarchy. The king issues his decrees from a far-off castle in Montreal and the lords, ladies and peasants must obey. If you can't, it's off with your head.

    Instead of listing all the problems, I will simply say, people here either escape as soon as they find another opportunity or have been here so long that they just keep their heads down and dream of their not-too-distant retirement--that or they are still hoping that a white knight will someday come and free them.

    Advice to Management

    Broaden yourselves and your experience. Find managers and executives with new perspectives and stronger leadership who can elaborate a strategy and stick with it for longer than a month. Support and empower your people rather than starve and belittle them. Update your systems, the right way. Make plans, real plans that are based on real data and real opportunities. And show a little backbone in front of the Wall Street analysts.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Simulator Technician II
    Current Employee - Simulator Technician II
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company to work for in the aviation simulation world. Good on your resume if you want to go elsewhere.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in your own site. Your only chance to move up is if someone leaves or willing to relocate to other states.

    Advice to Management

    Management is actually ok


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Decent pay, horrible management, and extremely reactive decisions. Management from the top to bottom is pretty awful."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is decent, the benefits package is average. There aren't too many items to include on this list, unfortunately.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? I think the reactive decision making may be the worst of it, and I have never seen an organization this large operate in this fashion.

    Advice to Management

    Make a strategy, be proactive about things, and deliver on promises.


  11. "CAE is a great place to work. I enjoyed working there."

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

    Pros

    The people are great and professional.

    Cons

    Working really long hours and weekends.


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