Thales

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Thales Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
118 Reviews
3.4
118 Reviews
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Thales Chairman and CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy
Jean-Bernard Lévy
25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work/life balance, good senior management, daily bus service from MRT to workplace (in 10 reviews)

  • Training and support, good benefits package, fast-paced dependent on department (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • bonus seeking senior management (in 6 reviews)

  • There are some lack of communication between the business units/companies (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Care Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Thales full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with and a fun environment

    Cons

    Lower compensation for there employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great management, works well with all employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bid Manager in Milan, MI
    Current Employee - Bid Manager in Milan, MI

    I have been working at Thales full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Positive enviroment, possibility to make professional growth, interesting to work in the company that is very dynamic

    Cons

    The company is changing very quickly, it is necessary to be very dynamic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very good company w great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President, Business Development in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President, Business Development in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Thales full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, flexibility, great travel

    Cons

    Got very political & cut throat over time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate & do not play favorites

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    OK place to work, not exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Thales full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are quality and reasonably priced

    Cons

    Poor management communication to junior staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your staff informed and help trust

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work with if you are not ambitious

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Validation and Verification Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Validation and Verification Engineer in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Thales full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome ambiance to work in, good values

    Cons

    There's no scope of growing as a professional, no formation to increase the chance of developing your professional career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend to settle a formation and education plan more seriously, the employees, mos of all the young ones are looking forward to learn and to grow, as well as to improve the promotions system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not bad, but very slow to move on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Madrid (Spain)

    I worked at Thales full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working hours fine. it's easy to balance work and personal life

    Cons

    Too much internal bureaucracy. It is difficult to make a career. Projects are not very interesting. Below average salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investigate further

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vous devez être difficile de travailler ici

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at Thales (less than an year)

    Pros

    A previous manager I have worked with was working there and he asked me to come and work there too

    Cons

    Short sighted bullish employees who lack professionalism and who revert to bullying to get anything done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about the people you are supposed to be managing - worry more about customer relationships and deal with the bullying that is taking place by the project managers. Yes schedules need to be met, but not by bullying the support engineers into working double shifts. Stakeholders also need to be held accountable for their inadequate management and responses to requests for decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Quality Assurance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Thales full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Paid overtime. Probably the same "working" benefits as any other large size corporation.

    Cons

    False promises from management. Hard work is only appreciated behind closed doors through "words" NOT through bonuses or salary increases. A LOT of dead wood in the company! False rumours originating from management!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider protecting your investment (i.e. the many $$ spent on training and developing people) by retaining employees, rather than just replacing them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Thales full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    very good experience with high profile projects,work life balance, good benefits like holidays and pensions, intelligent people around and learn a lot

    Cons

    very slow processes, politics,

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bland

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

    I worked at Thales

    Pros

    Stable, flexible, industry leading. Products that actually ship and have meaningful impact. Long-term vision.

    Cons

    Mismanaged at the middle level. Moral is up and down. Higher-ups do not always take advice. Compensation is below average for this region.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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