Thales Reviews in London, England

109 Reviews

3.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance, Flexi-time, Friendly colleagues (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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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Accountant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, Flexi-time, Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Slow to market, cuts being made due to state of the defence market has affected morale and put pressure on managers, low salary with freezes for years, Poorly run graduate programme, for an international firm there doesn't seem to be too much movement of people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sales

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager KAM  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager KAM in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Thales full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Big company benefits. Interesting projects. Some good people.

    Cons

    Very inflexible. Senior management completely incompetent. Very process oriented. Promotion or career advancement minimal if you not French. Salaries for sales not market related. Very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Urgently need new blood in the management team. Review of the way sales are incentivised.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Thales - UK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Thales full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great engineering company. Long term career prospects good.

    Cons

    Middle management totally incompetent. Company very slow in responding to changes in market. Very much internally focused. Not commercially savvy. Cannot manage sales intuitively - everything has a process associated with it. Very cumbersome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unless the internal focus is corrected and a new breed of sales people are not brought into the company - there will be tough time ahead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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