Thales Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
111 Reviews
3.4
111 Reviews
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Thales Chairman and CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance, Flexi-time, Friendly colleagues (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.  

    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

  2.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thales full-time for 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
  3.  

    Great Benefits, Very Challenging Place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Thales as a contractor for 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
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  5.  

    Your Mileage May Vary (Mine Was Excellent)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Department  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Legal Department in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Thales full-time for 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  8.  

    Thales services software engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Paris (France)

    I worked at Thales full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice pay, Benefits depending on the distance from your home to the workplace, Some interesting missions
    Good for a first job !

    Cons

    Some missions can be really boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in touch with the people working at the client location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Positive experience

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

    I worked at Thales as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Large company, very good location, work-life balance was good, nice people. I was told they pay well, but I'm not sure as I was just an intern there

    Cons

    It seems they lack communication and cooperation across different departments. Efficiency is relatively low and their technology is not the most frontier one.

  10.  

    Thales Rail

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant  in  Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Stuttgart (Germany)

    I have been working at Thales as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    A Large multinational Global Player

    Cons

    Not connected to all developments taking place in other divisions, especially France

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall a good experience for a new graduate.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Engineer  in  Rome (Italy)
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Rome (Italy)

    I worked at Thales as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Working for a very big company like this can provide you a good insight of what it means life outside university.

    Cons

    Other departments should work for the good of the company not for themselfs. Also they need to improve their R&D department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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