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  1. Challenging Tasks with a committed team.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Vienna (Austria)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Vienna (Austria)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Thales RSS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are two areas which are both interesting from the point of a software developer. Cyber Security is the future, and it bears lots of challenges and new topics for the future. Railway Interlocking Systems are of great importance for the transport of people and cargo and get them save to their destination. This is an area where you need to "always be on the save side" or somebody will die.

    Cons

    As with any big company they loose the contact to the "soldiers" management starts to get in lofty heights and is surprised if the rest is not guessing what they want, or like to have done.

    Advice to Management

    Get connected to your workers again. It starts easy by just returning a slutation in the hallway or when entering a bigger office. A step further would be if you know all your direct employees by name. And do not meet them the first time in person when they get laid off.


  2. Good experience , solid company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Designer
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Designer
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Solid company , decent benefits

    Cons

    Lot of international travelling , not quite tailored for family type of person


  3. Many fulfilling years developing & deploying urban rail transit solutions

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineering in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I worked at Thales RSS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Highly-skilled, technically motivated co-workers; multicultural environment; "green" focus in urban rail transit; strong performance management and professional development mechanisms; solid compensation package with scaled bonus for most; overall genuine attempt to communicate from Exec level especially in recent years. Very good benefits, especially drug card, DCPP matching. Generally not heavy-handed when enforcing HR policies (flexible where appropriate).

    Cons

    Location (401-404) > wicked commute for most (lost many good people when relocated; diminishes work-life balance for most of the rest); pervasive influence (sometimes interference) from France; formal performance management and professional development mechanisms are subject to being overlooked in the real world (e.g. in the context of promotion/progression); bonus program sometimes undermined by executive interference (i.e. often positive but unfortunately unpredictable bonus results year to year).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the communication, and require middle managers to give fair assessments of performance, especially for "needs improvement" so employees can take action (it is no favour to tell them "keep up the good work," then lay them off). Streamline processes to lighten the burden on all employees - establish consistent metrics (universal dashboards) across projects and departments.


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  5. Poorly Managed Units, No Accountability

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Thales RSS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Flex-time, Some work from home - Lots of talented and friendly people - Some Mid- and High-level management are excellent - Training opportunities is extensive

    Cons

    - Politics, red tape, and backstabbing from all fronts are normal occurrences ("watch your back always!") - More time is spent on trying to plug holes in processes and systems that are clearly outdated, deficient, and some even ridiculous than actually doing productive work. Clear example: PICF Process ("the new employee's here but there's nothing set up for him - no office, accounts, etc. where's that PICF again?!" - Ingenuity and contemporary thinking are discouraged ("don't rock the boat!") - The culture punishes the exemplary workers by giving them more work until they're fed up, whilst letting others slack off ("you're great at x, i bet you could also do y...z....and a bit of abc") - It's a matrix organization with broken ties across the board. "Silo" effect is predominant. ("That's the other department's responsibility, not ours") - Management of resources is completely out of whack. Savings earned from cutting staff, reducing overtime, etc. are wasted on unnecessary initiatives, continual switching of service providers, audits that never stop and never amount to any changes.

    Advice to Management

    End Slave Labour Now! Set an example and treat each other - management and employees alike - like you want to be treated: with respect and fairness. The foundation is totally cracked and needs to be fixed - a happy employee is a productive employee. Ensure that people are truly pulling their own weight while others take 30 minute coffee breaks, every hour! I'm not saying micro-manage, but make the work environment better so that people actually want to come to work, and are motivated to do a fantastic job for a common goal! Carrots work better than sticks.


  6. Its an OK large company to work for, If you are looking to work for big corp.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are some interesting positions. Some travel.

    Cons

    No work from home. Very non accommodating to working from home. Very bad work from home policy!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company if they win new business

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    Current Employee - Procurement in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Procurement in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly environment, nice office

    Cons

    New office location, communication re org changes

    Advice to Management

    Focus on winning new contract rather than on reducing the cost of being in business


  8. Thales Review!

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    Former Employee - Group Leader in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great people work at this company. I made lots of friends and the people are very competent in their work.

    Cons

    Management could improve and listen attentively to their employees concerns so as to harm a more harmonious relationship with the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees carefully and find options to make them happy and acknowledge their effort and work they've performed.


  9. Thales RSS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    -Good salaries -Decent work atmosphere -Very technical -Nice offices & cubicles

    Cons

    -No feedback -Very disorganized -Very confusing organization -Disconnect between senior management & rest of organization

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to the employees -Stop the pissing matches


  10. Decent work place, not so sure about career growth

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Validation and Verification Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Validation and Verification Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Relaxed work place most of the time. Manager are nice enough and don't nickel and dime you on work hours. People seem to be quite nice and relaxed.

    Cons

    Feels like a lifer company and don't feel like there are clear path for advancement within my department. Other department seems a lot better in that aspect.

    Advice to Management

    Clear advancement path for V&V would be quite nice. As it is feels like this department has very few opportunities for moving up.


  11. Excellent company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    1) Excellent pay and bonus 2) Great performance reviews 3) Excellent and co-operative coworkers. 4) HR is friendly and excellent. Not the usual drones you encounter in other places. 5) Company feels very 'friendly'

    Cons

    1) You are under a lot of pressure. 2) When a deadline looms you have to do overtime.

    Advice to Management

    None



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