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CAE Reviews

Updated 15 Jul 2019

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CAE CEO Marc Parent
Marc Parent
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  • "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. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Flight Simulator Engineer in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CAE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and pension scheme

    Cons

    Can take a long time to get things done if management are involved.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with people on the shop floor more

    CAE2019-06-28
  2. "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
  3. "SASI Crew"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at CAE

      Pros

      Good crew and fun to fly!

      Cons

      Awful management who never respond to emails

      CAE2019-01-23
    • Helpful (1)

      "Interesting Job"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      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
    • Helpful (1)

      "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
    • Helpful (6)

      "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...

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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
    • "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
    • Helpful (1)

      "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
    • 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
    • Helpful (2)

      "Redundancys, no progression, low salaries"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at CAE full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good holiday entitlement and colleagues (not management)

      Cons

      Rather than promoting from within they bring members of staff over from Brussels. Very little to no career progression available. A lot of people are made redundant every year, and they really really struggle to fill positions available due to the poor running of the company. Low salaries compared to other places

      Advice to Management

      Treat staff better. Respect their work and actually take time to learn what they do. Some members of staff work 60+ hours a week and the centre manager works about 30 and goes home to Brussels every weekend. Management training for managers lower down, some really have no clue.

      CAE2017-09-23
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