Thales

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Decent work place, better if you speak French, best if you are French

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Engineer
Former Employee - Software Engineer

Pros

- large organization, enough technical expertise in house
- good communication and support between project teams across different geographies
- potential to transfer internationally within same job function and expertise

Cons

- clear difference in compensation package (vacation days, total package) between french staff and local staff
- limited chance for career advancement if senior management cannot bring in projects, dependent on economy and development condition of the markets that you branch office cover

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Chart better career path picture for engineering or project management staff
- Consolidate the many business units of Thales in Asia and spend some branding money. Everyone knows Siemens, GE but hardly anyone know Thales outside of Europe

No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Thales

  1.  

    hard place to work with changing goal posts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    Pros

    good benefits, above average pay

    Cons

    management, quotas, lack of good lead gen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if there was a greater investment made in the sale team. Areas for investment include better customer support, better lead generation and more sales tools.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Party's over.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer
    Current Employee - Test Engineer

    Pros

    The people are really great to work with, idea and knowledge sharing, willingness to give a hand if required. The work can be really interesting.

    Cons

    Empire building at higher levels of management has caused problems, the seeming lack of willingness to do what is best for the company as a whole over protecting individual domains.
    Problems with being an Australian cog in an international company interferes with gaining Australian opportunities.
    An apparent lack of interest in getting smaller work, only going for big work does not help with keeping teams going when big projects transition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the company as a whole, as management you need to look at the bigger picture and stop having p*ssing competitions over your head count. Don't be afraid to think smaller, smaller opportunities can either be built or provide stepping stones to bigger opportunities through skilling our workforce.

    No opinion of CEO
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