Thales Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    Thales. Learn from past mistakes.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Thales

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. Good place for a beginner but don't spend too much time there - it is likely that you will regret it

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Thales

    Pros

    Good place for a beginner but don't spend too much time there. It is likely that you will start forgetting things

    Cons

    Old technology is used on a current basis, the people are not willing to change things for the better so it is not likely that you will get to use something newer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great team, challenging work

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    Former Employee - Systems Architect
    Former Employee - Systems Architect

    I worked at Thales

    Pros

    The support and training available
    The level of responsibility that is available
    Understanding of the challenges of balancing work and home: family days, flexi-time etc.
    Defence work so not able to take work home even if you want to

    Cons

    Defence work so not particularly high tech- reliability naturally more important
    Industry undergoing significant challenges with the current economic position
    Very demanding primary customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on going.
    Maintain the value placed on staff members
    Look at process waivers: sometimes these are the right way to go even if it looks scary on the surface

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Nice workplace but bad management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stage R&D in Turin (Italy)
    Former Employee - Stage R&D in Turin (Italy)

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

    Pros

    You are able to work to nice topics
    Relaxed and uninformal environment
    Passionate with space people works there

    Cons

    Difficult to make carreer.
    Lot of time needed to become internal, 3 years , during which they propose you short contracts (even 3 months, that is offensive).
    Some manager seems to not care about .
    Slow burocracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should make tour engineers feel more protected

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Good company with MNC benefits

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Thales

    Pros

    High Technology
    Good working environment
    Opportunities to different industries
    Stable job
    Decent benefits and bonuses

    Cons

    Senior management mainly French
    Can be political
    Not the best worker get promoted, relationship with management is key factor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bonus should be based on personal performance rather than allocated amount

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Good learning experience

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    Former Intern - Intern in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Intern - Intern in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Thales as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Research and development of interesting technology.
    Good mentor guiding students with encouragement and guidance.

    Cons

    The project scope is quite demanding within a few months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Thales singapore especially SPC supply chain with bad management, bad increment & bonus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Thales

    Pros

    Good wrking space, n first time intern experience in aetospace

    Cons

    Bad working operations, by pushing the problem to one another instead of brainstorm for solutions.Management playing politivs by giving priority to certain employee. jobs does nt tally with samary given.Jobs assigned does not always same with the jobs description in the interview. Thales SPC not suitable for long term supply chain career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to brainstorm for solutions together instead of pushing problem to other people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good company for a table job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thales

    Pros

    - Statablity
    - Huge company ==> good posibility to move

    Cons

    - Heavy industrial process
    - Long administrative process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Good work environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Quality Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Quality Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Thales as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Opportunities to learn
    - Involvement in important projects

    Cons

    - Rigid decision making structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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