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Optimal CAE Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, good team, generous boss, good place, good benefits."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Optimal CAE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, good team.

    Cons

    There is limited resource regarding in-house engineer team. However it is hard to maintain a engineer team at the company of small size.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Catia Designer at Ford PDC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Optimal CAE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Average contract designer job firm

    Cons

    No short term disability insurance


  3. "A recruiting and contracting company for automotive industry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just slightly better medical benefits

    Cons

    This company will place you at OEM or suppliers but that is where their responsibilities end. The employee gets very poor support in getting a raise or when having any problems with the onsite employer. All this company is interested in is to get a cut of your salary for doing minimal work. This and similar companies are the conduit to provide cheap foreign labor mainly to Ford, GM, Chrysler.

    Advice to Management

    The owner started this business as a minority company. Support your employees that are contracted out. Stand by your rhetoric when you hire a new candidate.


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  5. "Contract worker, indefinately"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Employee in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Contract Employee in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The job is relatively secure, due to the pay and satisfactory performance of the individual in the role, yet the pay is below fair market value for everyone, and worse for international candidates.

    Cons

    The pay and integration into the company paying for the contract.

    Advice to Management

    Offer incentives for individuals for extended stays and performance, in terms of contractual commitment to the position. Mandate an annual raise to account for inflation, minimum of 3% per year, and a quarterly bonuses for staying on the job. Provide the individual with opportunities that are not a conflict of interest, in the event that the team is not a good fit.


  6. "Job prospect is excellent, but remuneration is not good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI

    Pros

    Excellent job satisfaction. Good future scope

    Cons

    Disappointing benefits and low salary


  7. "Design Release Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast, need to be proactive, ready to adapt, helpful with immigration process

    Cons

    expensive benefits, contract position to FCA,

    Advice to Management

    Better benifits


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Mom and Pop Shop of Engineering and Recruiting Industry"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Average nothing special or spectacular, nice facility, great coffee machine

    Cons

    Nothing to write home about dead end jobs galore

    Advice to Management

    Wake up to new ideas


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    On site for OEMs, good opportunity for fresh graduate.

    Cons

    Benefits are not good. No compensation for holiday and shut-down peorid


  10. "Experience"

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

    Pros

    i GAIN GOOD EXPERIENCE and know how a work field would be

    Cons

    Should increase the floor Size to work more comfortable

    Advice to Management

    Good Managmnet


  11. Helpful (1)

    "NVH Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Optimal CAE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Follow up before you sign the papers

    Cons

    THEY DONT CARE about their employees. They just dont care. Dont even bother applying for jobs through them.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up.


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