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Thales Reviews in France

Updated February 13, 2015
Updated February 13, 2015
24 Reviews
3.8
24 Reviews
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Thales Chairman and CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy
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Review Highlights

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
  • 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.  

    resp qual thal

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

    I have been working at Thales full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    mutuel, CE, Primes, intéressement, participation, action, RTT

    Cons

    reconnaissance, politique à l'avancement, temps de travail

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    revoir la politique d'avancement, revoir les possibilité d'évolution à l'international

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Good company for a table job

    • 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

    Pros

    - Statablity
    - Huge company ==> good posibility to move

    Cons

    - Heavy industrial process
    - Long administrative process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Une entreprise où il fait bon vivre

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Stagiaire in Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)
    Former Intern - Stagiaire in Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)

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

    Pros

    Innovation, projet, mobilité, rémunération, primes

    Cons

    Grosse structure implique procédures longues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Un gros groupe ...

    • 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

    Pros

    Bon salaire, beaucoup de vacances, un bon CE si on a des enfants et qu'on a une voiture (si vous êtes célibataire et que vous vivez dans Paris, oubliez, y'a rien), des projets internationaux si on a envie.

    Cons

    Un gros groupe français qui travaille comme un gros groupe français ... Trop de bureaucratie, pas adapté au monde du logiciel. Souvent l'impression d'être un numéro. Des economies de bouts de chandelles qui sont difficilement compréhensibles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Arrêtez de considérer vos employés comme des 'ressources' identifiées par de numéro. Arrêtez d'appliquer les grilles et retenez les talents avec des politiques managériales du XXIe siècle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Thales services software engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Paris (France)

    I worked at Thales full-time (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
  7.  

    gros avantages. Great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Stagiaire in Paris (France)
    Former Intern - Stagiaire in Paris (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Bien que ce soit une grande entreprise, elle vous fait vous sentir un être humain. Elle donne beaucoup d'avantages à ses employés, vous pouvez également travailler avec des technologies de pointe.

    Although is a huge company, it still makes you feel like a human being. They give lots of benefits for the employees, and you also get to work with state of the art technology

    Cons

    C'est tellement gros que la bureaucratie est énorme. À titre d'exemple, cela prend une éternité pour pouvoir installer un logiciel sur votre ordinateur, parce que beaucoup de gens doivent l'approuver.

    It's so massive, that the bureaucracy is huge. As an example, it takes ages before you can install some software in your computer because lots of people have to approve it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    OK, pour un cabinet de conseil en informatique. OK, for an IT consulting firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ingénieur logiciel in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Ingénieur logiciel in Paris (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    - Bon salaire de base pour une société de conseil en informatique.

    - De meilleurs contrats quand la majorité des autres sociétés de conseil (« Métallurgie » alors que la plupart des autres « Syntec »).

    - Un bon compromis entre le travail et la vie socia

    - Good starting salary for an IT consulting firm
    - Better contract than most other French consulting firms ("Métallurgie" whereas most others use "Syntec")
    - Good work/life balance. Barring temporary crises, most employees do 37-40 hours a week
    - Some good opportunities to work on interesting, large-scale projects (if you're lucky)

    Cons

    - De basses augmentations salariales.

    - Une culture technologique pas innovante.

    - Cela reste tout de même une société de conseil en informatique, les consultants sont tout simplement des morceaux de chaire.

    - La direction est en changement continu, les évaluations annuelles sont faites par quelqu'un que vous n'avez jamais rencontré et que vous ne reverrez jamais.

    - Ce qui importe peu car elles n'affectent pas les augmentations salariales.

    - Low salary rises
    - Non-innovative tech culture
    - It's still an IT consulting firm. Consultants are basically meat.
    - Constant management changes, yearly evaluations done by a guy/gal you've never seen before and will never see again
    - Which doesn't matter, because evaluations are basically uncorrelated to salary rises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Donner des conseils de gestion serait inutile car la direction change tous les six mois.

    Any advice to management would be wasted because management changes every 6 months.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Très bonne entreprise Great Company

    • 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 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
  10.  

    I worked at Thales full-time (less than a year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Premièrement, selon moi, les projets Thales sont très intéressants.

    Deuxièmement, les employés y sont très bien payés. Dernièrement, je pourrais vous en dire beaucoup sur les avantages de travailler chez Thales.

    Firstly, I think that at Thales, projects are really interesting.
    Secondary, employees are very well paid. Finally, I can say that there is a lot of advantages when you work at Thales.

    Cons

    Le groupe Thales procure des opportunités stimulantes et excitantes dans le domaine de l'ingénierie, des sciences et de la technologie. Chaque projet représente un nouveau challenge de part leur unicité.

    Thales group for exciting and challenging opportunity in the engineering, science and technology fields. Every project is a new challenge because projects are all different..

  11.  

    Travaillant à Thales. Working at Thales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ingénieur logiciel in Toulouse (France)
    Current Employee - Ingénieur logiciel in Toulouse (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Statut social et sécurité de l'emploi excellents. Projets intéressants et bon lieu de travail.

    Great social status / job security. Interesting projects and good workplace.

    Cons

    Peu d'implication internationale. Dirigeants trop peu réactifs pour saisir les opportunités internationales.

    Little international involvement. Management not reactive enough to international opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Soyez plus réactifs.

    Be more reactive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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