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"Amazing technology and global presence and opportunity, but Management ensures shareholders are happy at any cost"

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Former Contractor - Aircraft Systems Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
Former Contractor - Aircraft Systems Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at CAE as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

The company is a world leader in flight simulation, and the technology is incredible, global, and literally jet set. If you have any interest in aviation and technology, you'll love this place. If you're a wannabe pilot, you'll really love this place.

Cons

I was one of the wave of 700 people layed off in bulk back in 2009. This was immediately following their hiring drive. Finished a few projects, and we all soon got our notices. Yes the economic climate was bad, but they hired so many only to let them go so soon, and then the CEO and upper management received multimillion dollar bonuses...how twisted.
Also, the pro-French-only culture if you work in Montreal gets annoying.

Advice to Management

Upper management only: make shareholders happy but not at the expense of employees who are treated like disposable tools. As the industry leader, you should set the highest standards and make your people love your company.

Other Employee Reviews for CAE

  1. "So far so good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT/IS in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT/IS in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at CAE full-time

    Pros

    Good projects, like it so far

    Cons

    Big Box sometimes slow processes


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Neutral"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integration Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Integration Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CAE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    for the first job - OK

    Cons

    huge pressure with continuous resources missing

    Advice to Management

    missing long term vision


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