Thales Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Thales Chairman and CEO Patrice Caine
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Pros
  • Excellent work/life balance, good senior management, daily bus service from MRT to workplace (in 10 reviews)

  • Training and support, good benefits package, fast-paced dependent on department (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management completely incompetent (in 6 reviews)

  • no career development whatsoever unless you are a friend of a friend (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Place Good People

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

    I have been working at Thales full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If your into trains, you will learn a lot. Pleasant people good atmosphere.

    Cons

    If your a crazy Genyer, may not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Too inexperienced to say anything.


  2. Lacking in every aspect

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North York, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North York, ON (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    1. Multicultural environment 2. Great Testing facility like Celestica and Honeywell

    Cons

    1. Employees skill sets are not developed to further their career - glass ceiling 2. Policies and process are not enforced in the company. 3. Lack of respect among co-workers - non-teaming and cliquish 4. Consecutive lay-offs due to company instability 5. Lost major lines during bidding process due to bad repertoire 6. Poor leadership, planning and management - inefficient, expensive product 7. Unable to strengthen relations among existing customer (TTC, UK – JNUP) 8. Overall: Lack of professionalism Is this a company you would enjoy working for?


  3. Experience

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

    I have been working at Thales full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Project - Career - Culture & Values - Life balance (Except Travel)

    Cons

    - Compensation - Location - Benefits - Management


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  5. Nonexistent reviews. All sizzle, no steak.

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

    I worked at Thales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting projects and opportunity for working in different countries. Pay is OK but come in at a comfortable rate or it will possibly not increase per inflation.

    Cons

    Employees just want the truth and need their leaders to have their backs. No work life balance. They talk the talk but don't walk the walk. Old boys club mentality. No opportunity for work from home for management levels.


  6. Ok play to work if you like Overtime pay

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

    I worked at Thales full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    One of the rare companies that still have overtime pay. Benefits 100% employer paid. Bonus structure.

    Cons

    Management keeps reorganizing evert 2-3 years to try and turn the company from "disaster".

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep things consistent and open to employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Network Design Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Design Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Network Design Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Thales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment with friendly people.

    Cons

    Not great salary increments. Negotiate ad much as you can before joining.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to reduce work pressure.


  8. Good work environment.

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

    I worked at Thales as an intern (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Opportunities to learn - Involvement in important projects

    Cons

    - Rigid decision making structure


  9. Fantastic learning experience with great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Systems Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Systems Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Thales as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Positive experience

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

    I worked at Thales as a contractor (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.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Quality Assurance

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Paid overtime. Probably the same "working" benefits as any other large size corporation.

    Cons

    False promises from management. Hard work is only appreciated behind closed doors through "words" NOT through bonuses or salary increases. A LOT of dead wood in the company! False rumours originating from management!

    Advice to Management

    Consider protecting your investment (i.e. the many $$ spent on training and developing people) by retaining employees, rather than just replacing them.



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