CAE - Your mileage may vary | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Your mileage may vary"

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    • Senior Management
    Software Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CAE

    Pros

    For those interested in the aviation industry, this place has potential. It is possible to learn about aviation if you are willing to put in the time

    Cons

    Your experience within the company will vary depending on where you work. For instance, overtime in Montreal, for the engineers is paid at 1.5x hourly rate. In Ottawa, the same person would only get 1x hourly rate. Engineers in Montreal get per diem when travelling while in Ottawa it is receipts (to the per diem maximum) unless the contract for the customer specifies otherwise. I've had threats to cancel the Christmas break, and in another case requests to work it. Training is expected to be funded by the employee, and on their own time (there is no training budget). And it is made part of the performance evaluation. For the engineers, either combine the regular and Technical Track review process into one or get rid of one of them; look at ALL sites that implement it and make sure that it is either customized to the site or only contains things that are common to all. Tool updates are either fast and furious or few and far between; that is on a project you may never change a tool (even after it is no longer supported by the vendor or the company stops paying maintenance on it) while there can also be a number of parallel tools in use (for instance, I've seen 4 different CM systems in the last year). For software people, if you don't have a university degree, don't apply; your career will be limited to a junior (assuming you even get hired).

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    Advice to Management

    Treat employees at all sites the same. It shouldn't vary by internal organization. For a company that preaches training to its customers, be willing to follow your own advice and provide your employees with training. Get out and see what is happening; you can't see what is going on while segregated into the "C-Suites". Look at the locations where you have operations in; for instance a college diploma from Quebec is not the same as one from Ontario or other provinces. When setting up things like the technical track don't limit career progression based on a persons education; use their performance.

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    CAE2017-01-03
  1. "Well-regarded global leader in training and simulation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing and Communications in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respected, reputable, industry leader, focused, global

    Cons

    There are not any cons working at CAE

    CAE2019-10-21
  2. "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.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of direction leads to poor performance. Stick to goals for more than 1 quarter at a time. Training new hires more closely, this would alleviate pressures from existing employees. Give value to existing employees.

    CAE2019-12-08

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