Thales Reviews

Updated January 8, 2015
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  1. Thales - Jubilee and Northern Line signalling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Project Planner in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Project Planner in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Thales as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work, good team atmosphere, supportive management team

    Cons

    Commercially they could be more assertive towards the client (London Underground) to make sure that extra work requested by the client is paid for.
    there wasn't a robust system for capturing lost time of site, and claiming the cost off the client.
    Gave the client progress reports that were beyond the scope of the contract, making reporting very onerous and the quality of the reports suffered as a result.
    Quality of progress reports from site was poor.

    Advice to Management

    Set up a system for capturing lost time and billing London Underground.
    Improve communication with site staff and Project management team.
    Make Project management team do 1 night on site per month each.

  2. Looking Bleak

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Accountant in London, England (UK)

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

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

    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

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    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

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

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  5. Thales - UK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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