Thales Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
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  1. Very good

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    Former Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Thales

    Pros

    I worked as a Software Dev Intern, it was really fun and I met great people. The Irvine office where I worked was very bland however. Overall a nice low-stress job that pays decently well, however it could be boring.

    Cons

    Not too many challenges.. Dealing with the bland offices or lack of events or anything remotely exciting?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mix it up a little?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Thales/LiveTV

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    Current Employee - Line Maintenance Technician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Line Maintenance Technician in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Thales

    Pros

    Decent pay, Great benefits, Really great training. They fly you down to Orlando for a few days for training at their brand new facility.

    Cons

    Some stations don't have day shift. Some growing pains but they are taking it in stride and doing a wonderful job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up with staying on top of the growing pains and the switch over

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great people and awesome product, but lacking leadership.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thales

    Pros

    The people and the world leading product are the reasons that I work at Thales.

    Cons

    recognition for efforts are sometime lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on building leadership into the existing management and if this doesn't work, replace the management team.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thales

    Pros

    stable, chance to learn new tecnology

    Cons

    have to work on weekends alot

  6. Excellent Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits - Health, Life 401k, Retirement
    great hours, great location, wonderful people

    Cons

    There are some lack of communication between the business units/companies. Management has changed and it seems for the better!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to the employees and consider their ideas. Compare current salaries with others in the industry and update Thales. Focus on retaining current employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great Benefits, Very Challenging Place

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    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Thales as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company allowed me to achieve growth and a better willingness to learn! I was able to advance from working within groups.

    Cons

    It was under a 2 year (only) temporary contract. It gave little growth for promotion within the company. I would have loved to get hired in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep giving young adults the opportunity to work for a great company. Maybe more promotional moves will be highly appreciated!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Your Mileage May Vary (Mine Was Excellent)

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    Former Employee - Legal Department in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Legal Department in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Interesting/sophisticated work; empowered to make important decisions; international travel (Paris); good work/life balance; market compensation; pleasant colleagues (some awesome, none awful); good immediate boss.

    Cons

    Currently a transitional environment because of organizational changes at Group and US HQs (impacts morale and job security); ocasional cultural gaps between French and US management (never a problem for me).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weather the economic storm and increase focus on morale; improve internal communication.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Always challenging, sometimes frustrating, always interesting

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Thales

    Pros

    Great benefits, never boring, bosses let you do your job with a large degree of independence.

    Cons

    Upper management sometimes out of touch, reluctant to settle conflicts, conflicts created by conflicting goals. Examples, build something quickly, but spend no time or money on it, but get it delivered. Satisfy customers, but cut costs from current level by spending less time on customer satisfaction. Handle more business, but with fewer people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell everyone what the priority is, instead of making people wrong no matter what the result

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Thales

    Pros

    Innovative group of people that strive to provide the best product to customers, with a reliable system and the best support on the field.

    Cons

    Schedules are not well thought out from the inception of the program were sales people not necessarily know what the system is capable of doing and if the technology is ready to support such requirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advantage of the resources available through out the corporation to develop a more solid system with fewer hiccups and delays

  11. Great team, challenging work

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    Former Employee - Systems Architect
    Former Employee - Systems Architect

    I worked at Thales

    Pros

    The support and training available
    The level of responsibility that is available
    Understanding of the challenges of balancing work and home: family days, flexi-time etc.
    Defence work so not able to take work home even if you want to

    Cons

    Defence work so not particularly high tech- reliability naturally more important
    Industry undergoing significant challenges with the current economic position
    Very demanding primary customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on going.
    Maintain the value placed on staff members
    Look at process waivers: sometimes these are the right way to go even if it looks scary on the surface

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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