I took the job here, because I needed to relocate to the mainland US. The recruiter made lots of promises about growth and learning opportunities, and about their style of management. Sadly this wasn't true.
This company is very old school with little to no work/life balance.
Casual workplace, very good healthcare coverage (through PPO), fun holiday party, good PTO policy if you're sick, management is quick to react (unlike larger companies)
Mediocre salary, very old school mentality, closed minded, pro-veteran to a fault (they will promote a less qualified employee if he's a veteran, and are more willing to overlook negative incidents when the employee is a veteran), every piece of work must be approved by committee. Also, 6 month probationary period?!?! My previous employer - a competitor - had no probationary period, and I only know of one employee ever terminated from there in five years.
Flight Simulator Technician I (Current Employee) – Whippany, NJ – July 9, 2015
The military experience contribute in the development of creating leadership, builds life long skill enabling further progression with in or moving forward toward civilian career.Education provided allow many opportunities toward any one with initiative.
Training department (Former Employee) – DFW – September 30, 2014
No reward for working extra No co sideration of family life No consideration for getting enough sleep Considerably under paid for the position Work attire is hideous Managers under so much pressure they take it out on you
Not a great long term place to work unless you have nothing else to do outside work in life
executive -Retention, Comcast (Current Employee) – location is ok – August 20, 2014
A typical day at work is logging on the system talking to customer's and selling them products that the company has to offer. What I've learned is that customer service is great! Management can be difficult at times and each manager is different. co workers are great, we work as a team. The hardest part of the job is keeping the customer's from canceling there account and making sure there account is correct and keeping the customer happy. the most enjoyable part is helping someone and at the end of the call, someone saying , you were the best!
Work you into the ground - no concern for the employees, bad management
Administration (Current Employee) – Tampa Fl – March 26, 2014
Poor contractor for government services due to lack of overseeing of the local management. Could be a better company if they not promote bad decisions. Inability to produce the requirements of the contract.
good benefits, good pay
unreasonable deadlines, unorganized and poor leadership. unable to provide the government requirements/demands.
I worked here as an engineering co-op from the University of South Florida. I would highly recommend this program as a student but I can't speak for full time employment because I left when I graduated.
records clerk (Former Employee) – DFW, Dallas – February 9, 2013
This place is very unprofessional and unorganized. The atmosphere is very dry and if you have not been working there for 5 or more years, most likey you won't last long, because the veteran employees will torture you until you quit. Job security is little to none so do not expect to be trained properly due to previous employees having fear of losing their position. Management is not very involved and not trained as well. They leave it up to the veteran employees to train all new hires and implement the rules which makes it very difficult to really feel secure about your job. Also, if you do not participate in work activities or you practice a different religion, you will not be accepted. Overall, I was really impressed at the interview and was very excited to work here, but aftet starting, hearing all the horror stories from coworkers, seeing how unprofessional & unorganized things were, and being discrimanated against because I did not want to participate in the Halloween festivities, I was very hurt and shocked.
CAE usually maintains a fairly relaxed work environment and the people are generally enjoyable to work with. The downside is that they can force you to travel or work crazy hours at any time. Also the pay isn't quite competitive with the rest of the industry or other similar industries. If you get a job there be sure to negotiate as good a salary as you can because it won't change much for a long time.
good co-workers and work environment that is usually laid back
forced travel, late night work hours, relatively low pay
I enjoyed my tenure @ CAE both times; however upon this employment experience, the Department was undergoing some growing pains which did not offer the best advancement or habitat to be productive or successful.
CAE is a great place to start a career, and provides an excellent opportunity to learn. The pay is average, I wouldn't say it is any higher or lower than what I've seen based on other places I've heard of. The engineering department enjoys casual jeans dress code all week which is nice. Biggest disadvantage of working for CAE is travel and overtime. There are often a lot of strange hours due to needing to be on the hardware. Also, if you're working on a simulator that is going to go to another destination, chances are you'll need to travel there (sometimes for more than a month) to finish the integration.