Thales Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Your Mileage May Vary (Mine Was Excellent)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Department in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Legal Department in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting/sophisticated work; empowered to make important decisions; international travel (Paris); good work/life balance; market compensation; pleasant colleagues (some awesome, none awful); good immediate boss.

    Cons

    Currently a transitional environment because of organizational changes at Group and US HQs (impacts morale and job security); ocasional cultural gaps between French and US management (never a problem for me).

    Advice to Management

    Weather the economic storm and increase focus on morale; improve internal communication.


  2. 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
    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


  3. 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
    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.


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  5. 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

    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


  6. 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
    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.


  7. 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

    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


  8. 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
    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.


  9. Software Developer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Intersting Busness , Good Salary ,

    Cons

    WIthout possibility of carrier, Less International Inviroment


  10. Mixed Bag

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Management in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Management in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very bright engineers, a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Very "cliquey" management - if you are "in" you are listened to, if not, forget it.

    Advice to Management

    Take proper business decisions based on fact and strategy, rather than personality based ones.


  11. Great company to work for - Technocrats

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Local Management seems to be lacking of vision for growth of company

    Advice to Management

    There are plenty of growth opportunities, expand the horizon and take some risks



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