Thales Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
110 Reviews
3.4
110 Reviews
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Thales Chairman and CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Large company, very good location, work-life balance was good, nice people (in 9 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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12 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Geting Better

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    Current Employee - Worker in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Worker in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Recent management changes have made a huge differences, a good spirit, good people

    Cons

    I can't really think of anything negative. There used to be poor performers around but the company has dealt with those people recently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully management will keep making positive changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great innovative culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thales full-time

    Pros

    Very dynamic engineering, with emphasis on innovation and systemic project management.

    Cons

    Not much on these, maybe the same dynamic aspect can drive sometime to un-managed change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good benefits, Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Thales full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good hardworking dedicated people, great benefits, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes, it gets too political among other departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Technician in Tukwila, WA

    I worked at Thales

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Good pay.
    Relaxed atmosphere with a lot of funny people (lots of ex-military).

    Cons

    Work can be slow with the decline of the airline industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic learning experience with great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Thales as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to intern at Thales, and had an amazing experience. Everyone I worked with was cognizant of the fact that I was here to learn, and the work I was given focused on that. I was given a wide variety of tasks that gave me hands on experience in the lab as well as lots of time on CAD programs.

    The hours were great and flexible, and the workload was never too much. My managers were also very good about vacation time and sick days.

    I learned a ton and would work there again in a heartbeat.

    Cons

    I didn't have many concerns or problems while working at Thales. It took a long time to get resources that were required to move forward in a project, and the IT request had to be escalated fairly high up the command chain in order to prioritize it. Other than that everything was great.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Thales Australia - Great CEO, Great people and flexible work options

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Thales full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent business performance, inspirational CEO, really good flexible work arrangements and benefits, great people & culture.

    Cons

    As an international company, you are dealing with international time differences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Thales

    Pros

    No work pressure/ REally nice place too work/
    Good salary
    nice place
    nice people
    good career scope
    Better opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Nothing
    Did not find anything wrong with the company as of now

  9.  

    Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thales as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Support from all the engineering department

    Cons

    Really long commute, away from everything.

  10.  

    how to become Pro

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Earn a lot of experience

    Cons

    the one who sit on higher position is not cooperative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please share some knowledge for those in rank and file

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Très bonne entreprise Great Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thales full-time (more than 5 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Très bon environnement et possibilités de mobilité

    Bon développement professionnel

    Great environment and opportunity to have mobilty.
    Good professional development

    Cons

    Trop de processus écrits

    Too many processes in paper

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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