CAE - Good place to work, but LOTS of inertia | Glassdoor
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"Good place to work, but LOTS of inertia"

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Former Employee - Systems Software Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
Former Employee - Systems Software Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at CAE full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Extremely interesting and complex product.
Opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience.
Friendly, hard-working people.
Paid overtime.

Cons

CAE's history as a flight simulator manufacturing company still shows in its approach to management and processes. They try to put in place new S/W processes, but project delivery dates still drive priorities. There is a lot of rushing and panic to chase deadlines. Projects get started already behind schedule.
Waves of layoffs over the last few years.

Advice to Management

Better communication and more employee motivation is needed. Employees are uneasy about layoffs, security is disappearing and morale suffers.

Other Employee Reviews for CAE

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I am very satisfied with my internship, my subject is interesting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Developer in Saint-Laurent, QC (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Developer in Saint-Laurent, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAE as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    size and organization of the company give a sense of pride and security

    Cons

    mode of development is not well defined and tools and programming standard must be updated


  2. "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Systems Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Systems Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overtime paid. Good assurance plan. Possibility to travel for work around the globe. Lots of challenge.

    Cons

    Week is more around 46-50 hours. The company didn't see themselves as a software company, so the management is not perfectly aligned with the software process used by the employees. Pressure can be quite high some times.

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