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CAE Reviews

Updated 12 Nov 2019

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4.1
87%
Recommend to a Friend
95%
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CAE CEO Marc Parent
Marc Parent
306 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible hours and adjusts to your lifestyle(in 36 reviews)

  • "e depuis plus de 10 ans et je suis satisfaite de mes conditions de travail(in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior Management, instructors who think they're Gods, HR department who ignore issues brought to the forefront out of fear of upper management(in 28 reviews)

  • "traffic in Montreal, accessibility of Mirabel plant(in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Money is Ok but the company is a mess"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew for SAS Ireland in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CAE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Above average salary. Roster 4/5. Overnights in Scandinavia

    Cons

    No communication within the company. Crazy schedule. Poor management. No support. Terrible policies.

    Advice to Management

    Change the crew management, get professionals and stop playing with people's life's.

    CAE2019-07-31
  2. "Worst place I have ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Kidlington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CAE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting industry, pay is what you would expect

    Cons

    No training given whatsoever. General ‘blame’ mentality by management. Management don’t have time for staff so major issues are not addressed. Very unprofessional as private and confidential information is shared widely. A lot of preferential treatment is given to particular manners of staff whilst others are completely neglected. No care from HR is the slightest, they will find any reason to get rid of you should... you put a toe out of line.

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    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your staff, have regular conversations and make an active effort to develop and progress opportunities if you want to keep them.

    CAE2019-07-26
  3. "Solicitor"

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    Current Employee - Solicitor in Bathgate, Scotland

    I have been working at CAE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The senior management are very nice

    Cons

    Salary not great for all the extra hours required.

    CAE2019-03-04
  4. "SASI Crew"

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    I have been working at CAE

    Pros

    Good crew and fun to fly!

    Cons

    Awful management who never respond to emails

    CAE2019-01-23
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting Job"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CAE

    Pros

    Very interesting Flexi time Paid well Odd chance to travel every now and then

    Cons

    Mis-management full of false promises ZERO room to grow

    Advice to Management

    Deliver on your promises

    CAE2018-12-12
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible place..... think twice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CAE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary and some form of progression

    Cons

    Terrible work environment with constantly changing rosters. Upper management come mainly from Brussels and have no leadership experience. Human Resources are terrible at there job and are very unprofessional. Everyone talks about everyone resulting in lack of trust and unstable professional working relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees lower down well offering them more flexibility and benefits rather than investing that all within senior management.

    CAE2018-11-10
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Not worth it...wait for another job opportunity if you can"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CAE full-time

    Pros

    Great healthcare schemes available Onsite canteen Flexi hours

    Cons

    Senior Management including some Directors have no clue how to manage and purely focus on their bonuses The work environment is toxic and it flows from top level down Incompetent people that do next to nothing are praised whilst other staff are forced to work overtime to fix this issues with no support No progression or training provided Redundancies and restructuring are a normal occurrence and valued staff... members with knowledge are lost and replaced but staff with no knowledge or experience. The labour turnover of permenant and contracting staff is ridiculous and HR turn a blind eye to it. Long unsocialable hours

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    Advice to Management

    Stop being so prideful and actually support your staff members. Provide adequate training and support and retain staff with actual knowledge.

    CAE2018-10-12
  8. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAE full-time

    Pros

    Great team, office vibe, career progression and work life balance.

    Cons

    Salary could be improved and location of office in some countries.

    CAE2018-08-06
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Finance Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Gatwick, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CAE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good experience, there’s a lot to learn.

    Cons

    No room for progression unless someone leaves. Management has become stagnant- no issues are addressed until something happens. It’s a put a plaster on it to stop the leak attitude rather than fixing the core issue. Work place politics. Staff are overworked and mostly unpaid, with pay rises given due to years services rather than performance.

    Advice to Management

    Review staff workload, have full awareness of what each member of staff does and have support measures in place.

    CAE2018-07-16
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Review of CAE"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Burgess Hill, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CAE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is conveniently located off the A23. Has a good canteen and benefits package

    Cons

    Has an aggressive North American HR policy whereby it couldn't care less about staff, and a definite them and us policy between staff and management

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to run a business and lead/manage people

    CAE2017-12-06
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