System Software Specialist (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 12 September 2018
Cons: Considering this is a big company they do not provide much support for recent university graduates who have recently entered the work force. Very little time is dedicated to training and even less to technical training. You are expected to learn as you go but often find yourself without support because senior employees can be overworked.
Old projects using legacy procedures/systems make for a lot of overhead when working
Pros: -Technical team know their subject matter and what they are doing. -Well payed entry positions -Well payed overtime
well paid overtime, great benefits, flexible hours
Site Chief (Former Employee) – Saint-Laurent, QC – 18 June 2018
CAE is a top notch company which changed it's profile to better itself as the number one flight simulator industry. Even though i have been impacted by that change, i have no ill will towards the company who has given me so much and gave me the chance to experience so much.
Great Work Environment, Great Colleagues and Management mostly focused on employee advancement
Technical Proposals Coordinator Military Sim (Former Employee) – Ville St. Laurent, QC – 9 February 2018
Great Work Environment, Great Colleagues and Management mostly focused on employee advancement. The product was a very enjoyable product to produce with great pride for everyone involved in producing it. Remuneration was appropriate for the impact on family life with a very understanding management team when impacted by personal events. The only issue is there was a little bit of nepotism with some managing to float without concern for reprisal.
Training Pilot Challenger-CRJ (Current Employee) – Toronto Pearson International Airport, ON – 5 February 2018
Excellent company, with the biggest drawback being the Toronto location where the problem is not the company, but, the elements of community that make it difficult to live comfortably. High housing cost in the area, traffic congestion, etc.
If you can get past the "Toronto area" living challenges, CAE is an excellent employer, with great team members.
Human Factors Specialist (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 2 February 2018
CAE offers very flexible hours and allows its employees to work from home when possible which facilitate work/life balance. However, the enterprise is in constant reorganisation, leading to insecurity and demotivation.
Technical Illustrator (Former Employee) – Leduc, AB – 15 October 2017
The job I had at CAE was to take existing hand drawn manuals and convert them to ACAD. This was a good way to build your ACAD skills but didn't help lead to any advancement. And we were very reliant on the Department of National Defence for work.
Good opportunity to view different military aircraft
productive relations with co-workers and management
Treasurer, Interim Vice-President and member (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 30 August 2017
There are no typical days at my work, that's what I enjoy the most. as a current Union representative we need to interact on a daily basis between our co-workers and management. some days the issues that arise are very critical and some days its just nonsense, but we need to address it. dealing with management is not always easy but the discussions are always done with respect and cordiality as we both understand that even though we don't agree we each have a job to do.
Starting at 6 am, open my drawings and continue my work. The fact that I was left alone to do my work showed me that I had the trust of my supervisor. It had been awhile since I had been out of electronics, things had changed. I was happy to see that no question was considered foolish. Funny to say but I really enjoyed stripping wires. Repetitive work.
Flexible hours. Good products for training services. Unable to diversify beyond the existing product base. Redundancies of processes come from many restructures to adopt industrial/trial improvement processes and tailoring for products.
one a week they would hold meets in the dept. these meetings would bring us up to speed on what was happening with production, company, security... This was very informative and i found it interesting.
large emphasis on work hazards and how to prevent.
Computer Operator I/T support (Former Employee) – Montréal-Ouest, QC – 8 May 2017
Great working environment people are helpful management very fair towards workers the most enjoyable dealing with customers communication, learned other tasks of I/T operations for example as a helpdesk customer support..