Thales Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Always challenging, sometimes frustrating, always interesting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Thales

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, never boring, bosses let you do your job with a large degree of independence.

    Cons

    Upper management sometimes out of touch, reluctant to settle conflicts, conflicts created by conflicting goals. Examples, build something quickly, but spend no time or money on it, but get it delivered. Satisfy customers, but cut costs from current level by spending less time on customer satisfaction. Handle more business, but with fewer people.

    Advice to Management

    Tell everyone what the priority is, instead of making people wrong no matter what the result


  2. Great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Technician in Tukwila, WA

    I worked at Thales

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Good pay.
    Relaxed atmosphere with a lot of funny people (lots of ex-military).

    Cons

    Work can be slow with the decline of the airline industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great Benefits, thats about it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Thales

    Pros

    Great benefits and paid time off

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities
    Give you generic job title to lower compensation

    Advice to Management

    Offer some sort of program where employees benefit when the company does well financially


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Difficult place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Thales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits, 4 weeks vacation, 401k. If you like travel, Thales gives you many opportunities to do so and it is great to take advantage of that.

    Cons

    Difficult to accomplish anything. Lots of travel in my position as program manager which i don't like. Thales is political and run by the french.

    Advice to Management

    Need to consider the employees more and find ways to retain them. Employees will start leaving when they reach the breaking point.


  6. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Thales

    Pros

    Innovative group of people that strive to provide the best product to customers, with a reliable system and the best support on the field.

    Cons

    Schedules are not well thought out from the inception of the program were sales people not necessarily know what the system is capable of doing and if the technology is ready to support such requirement.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of the resources available through out the corporation to develop a more solid system with fewer hiccups and delays


  7. Helpful (5)

    Thales. Learn from past mistakes.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Thales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great benefits. The 4 weeks of vacation actually include sick days. The benefits are good. Met and worked with many wonderful people. Product is good.

    Cons

    People are worked to death. Management does not know how to structure itself and work towards a better environment. Finger pointing. Departments do not speak to each other. Management infighting. To be promoted you had better be in the same cultural vertical.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership at Thales would not take any comments into consideration. The atmosphere is very high school 'mentality' oriented. Management needs to place more respect on the efforts of all employees and not the few. The company is not progressing from efforts of management, but from efforts and hard work of the employees.


  8. Good place to work

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

    I worked at Thales (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I found Thales a great company to work - I worked there a total of 8 years in 2 countries and on 5 sites. If you grab opportunities it is a great place to develop your career.

    Cons

    Perhaps I'm thinking back with rose tinted glasses. In the end I left to increase my salary, but I did not find that a negative - i had been able to develop my career in my time there.

    Advice to Management

    It was a long time ago I worked at Thales - so my advice would not be relevant anymore.


  9. Far from being a bad job, but the work you do is not so nice.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and nice co-workers

    Cons

    The work you do is not so nice


  10. Could be much better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Testing Engineer in Avezzano (Italy)
    Current Employee - Testing Engineer in Avezzano (Italy)

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

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

    Pros

    Space electronics is very challenging
    The production of customized units makes the work not repetitive

    Cons

    The company is not well organized
    Each division thinks to be a stand alone company


  11. 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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