Thales UK

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Great for geeks... dreadful for business people.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Executive in Basingstoke, England (UK)
Current Employee - Business Executive in Basingstoke, England (UK)

I have been working at Thales UK

Pros

Clever products, good connections with govornement. If you're a geek looking for fellows, this is the place for you.

Cons

Unclear direction, incredibly complex reporting lines, paralysis of decision making, "why we should not do this" attitude.

With everyone having (at least) 3 reporting lines, it's a complex nightmare to get anything done. The focus of the conpany seems to be entirely internal amongst the management ("how do we get the intercompany charges sorted out ?", "Who is reposible for this and who do we need to talk to ?")

Most favorite words of those running the organisation - "You need to understand the process. It's not as simple as that..."

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clear some space and let your teams perform.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Good place to be if you are interested in a long term career in the defence industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Thales UK

    Pros

    Ability to work in different areas of the business.
    Good opportunities to move outside your direct line management
    People friendly

    Cons

    Confusing organisation structure, lack of clarity on roles and responsibilities.
    Poor systems and use of IT generally
    Old fashioned environment
    Poor communications
    Too many meeting
    Overly formal environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline organisation and foster better communication.
    Consolidate sites

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Difficile de manière frustrante. Frustratingly challenging.

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

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Elle opère sur des marchés variés, donc l'expérience et le type de travail diffère d'une région à l'autre. Les employés de longue date sont engagés et fiers du travail qu'ils font. Demi-journée les Vendredis et de bonnes conditions, qui sont uniformes dan

    It operates in varied markets, so the experience and type of work differs from one area to the next. Employees across the board are committed and proud of the work they do. Half-day Fridays and good terms and conditions, which are consistent across the UK. Emphasis and control has moved to global divisions, but Thales UK is still trying to operate as a profit centre, meaning duplication of effort and reporting to maintain UK corporate senior management roles.

    Cons

    Il y a peu d'équilibre travail-vie privée. Aucune scène sociale. L'évolution est limitée en dehors du Royaume-Uni, sauf si vous avez travaillé en France. L'innovation et la réalisation de votre journée de travail sont étouffés par des procédures complexes et inutiles. Aucun engagement efficace dans la réalisation de programmes ou de communication culturels pour les employés.

    There is little work-life balance. No social scene. Limited progression outside of UK unless you have worked in France. Innovation and carrying out your day-job is stifled through complex, unnecessary processes. No commitment to carrying out employee cultural programmes or communication effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrez-vous sur la démonstration d'un leadership visible. Tenez vos promesses et vos engagements envers les salariés. Retirez plusieurs strates de gestion sans étouffer l'évolution. Aidez les employés à comprendre comment l'entreprise fonctionne maint

    Focus on demonstrating visible leadership. Stick to your promises and commitments to employees. Remove more management layers without stifling progression. Help employees to understand how the business now operates.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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