Capital Asset Exchange and Trading (CAE) - Do not sacrifice anything to work here - It's not worth it | Glassdoor
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"Do not sacrifice anything to work here - It's not worth it"

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Former Employee - Capital Asset Trader in Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Capital Asset Trader in Redwood City, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Capital Asset Exchange and Trading (CAE) full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- You have the potential to make a lot of money within 6months. That said, your chances of staying long enough to see any real money is slim. I started in a class of 5 people and by month 3, it was just I that remained.
- Really nice office complex and onsite gym

Cons

- Management does not treat anyone (even each other) with respect - I can not emphasize this enough.
- 16hr days are very common.
- Work on Friday.
- Emails from Management come at all hours of the night and they expect a response immediately.
- Very little training for new employees, it is a "sink or swim" environment.
- The Management does little to control the deal process that exists, and thus a LOT of unethical behavior takes place.
- Management periodically asks the top preforming traders and managers to submit loosely scripted Glassdoor reviews to boost their ratings (I was asked on MANY occasions to do this). So please, read grossly positive reviews with a 'grain of salt'.

Advice to Management

Try to realize that your employees are humans and most likely, very smart. All they want is a little training and support. Once they have that, they can make YOUR company a lot of money. Don't treat them like insufficient machines.

Other Employee Reviews for Capital Asset Exchange and Trading (CAE)

  1. Helpful (15)

    "Great Training Ground for a High Performance Sales Career"

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    Former Employee - Trader in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Trader in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capital Asset Exchange and Trading (CAE) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I come from a family with sales jobs in our DNA so it was pretty natural for me to think of a sales career after college. CAE looked interesting to me since the company seemed high energy and pretty much focused on sales. The executives are super successful and I wanted to learn from the best. My time at CAE turned out to be very educational. I learned what it takes to be a top sales earner in a very tough, competitive environment. Those lessons are helping me advance in my sales career. Working at CAE, and enjoying it, proved that sales is the right career path for me. I would have stayed, but left to work in a new company with my brother.

    Cons

    It is definitely a place for self-starters. The atmosphere is intense and there’s no room for slackers. But they are very aware of the guys who do perform and you are compensated accordingly.

    Advice to Management

    Since the bar is set so high, keep improving the training program for new recruits to give everyone their best shot. Also keep up the perks for top performers.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Good Opportunity for Sales Self Starters"

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    Former Employee - Capital Asset Trader in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Capital Asset Trader in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capital Asset Exchange and Trading (CAE) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was downsized out of a marketing position in high tech and being about mid-point in my career, thought it might be worthwhile to expand my search to include sales. Since marketing and sales tend to work closely together, I thought it might be doable to migrate over to a full time sales position. The guys at CAE gave me every opportunity to succeed, with training and clear objectives. But it was pretty clear I’m just not cut out for sales and I wasn’t meeting their sales numbers. We left on good terms. No harm. No foul. The short stint at CAE convinced me to stay focused on a marketing career. However, I did learn some valuable information about how sales really works and that is an added benefit as I move forward in marketing.

    Cons

    CAE is a one man for himself kind of place. If you are thinking of a retraining type move, this is not the place for you since there is really no ramp up time. They expect results from you asap.

    Advice to Management

    The management has great drive and imparting this ‘can-do’ attitude to new employees is a must. Since they expect you to be a self-starter, providing as much education and information as possible will further ensure newbies will succeed.

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