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Thales Overview

Courbevoie (France)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (HO)
Aerospace & Defense
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Unlike the Greek philosopher for whom it is named, Thales (Thay-leez) knows itself. It knows about C4I (command, control, communications, computers, & intelligence) worldwide. Thales' Defense & Security segment is ... Read more

Thales – Why Work For Us?

From Aerospace, Space and Defence to Security and Transportation, Thales helps its customers to create a safer world by giving them the tools they need to perform critical tasks.

Whenever a critical decision needs to be made, we are there. To help create a safer world, we serve five keys sectors :

  • Aerospace
  • Space
  • Ground Transportation
  • Defence
  • Security

Our expertise allows our customers to find the right solutions for difficult problems in challenging environments. We are proud of the role we play in a world that is increasingly mobile, interconnected, interdependent and dangerous.

Together. Safer. Everywhere.


Our Values:

  • Customer trust
To succeed, we must work as partners with our customers, listening to them, anticipating their needs and finding solutions together. By delivering on our promises and providing state-of-the-art solutions and top-quality service, we ensure the long-term satisfaction of our customers.

  • One Team, One Thales
We share responsibilities in a culture of loyalty, partnership and transparency. We encourage solidarity and cooperation at every level of the organisation. We are all on the same team and united in our actions.

  • Developing our people
Supporting the professional development of each employee is fundamental. We respect diversity and promote knowledge-sharing. We encourage dialogue. And we promote collective achievements as well as individual talents.

  • Accountable and committed to excellence
We strive to achieve excellence by acting with integrity, loyalty, accountability and professionalism in everything we do.
  • Agile and innovative

We aim to continually improve quality and work more efficiently. This means being ready to take risks, always demonstrating leadership, deciding quickly and acting on our decisions immediately. We strive to build on new ideas to achieve a competitive advantage.


People are more mobile than ever. Infrastructures are increasingly interconnected. Information is abundant and readily available. This is the complex world we’re living in. To ensure total safety, critical decisions must be made rapidly. We help our customers to decide and act quickly and effectively. Anytime. Everywhere.

Protecting people, property and information

Our overreaching purpose is to protect people, property and information. The common denominator across the five markets we serve is safety. From cybersecurity to air traffic management, the solutions we design help to address the major security issues of today and tomorrow.

undefined​Designing dependable solutions though cooperation

The best way for us to deal with complex problems is to work hand-in-hand with our customers. Together, we can achieve the goal to build a safer world. Cooperation is essential to our philosophy: it is one of our core values. We partner with our customers every day to understand their challenges and to anticipate their needs. From product design to training, our customers benefit from our technical expertise. The results are dependable solutions that deliver long-term satisfaction.

​In action: always present where we’re needed

We operate everywhere our customers are. Our local teams work closely with our customers to understand their needs and help them solve their problems.

With the development and evolution of new global technologies and threats, most of Thales's business activities are technology intensive, making innovation a strategic priority and the driving force behind the long-term development of the Thales Group. 
Thales teams throughout the world are driven by a quest for performance and innovation to deliver critical strategies effectively. Our dynamic approach is recognised by our global customers and competitors as one of the most stringent and proactive in the industry. 
  • Applying a model of open innovation, the central research facilities of Thales Research & Technology (TRT) work hand-in-hand with the academic research community, Thales‘s operational units and other technology providers.
  • We work with customers on real-life scenarios to develop solutions that meet their needs.
  • Thales research programmes help operational units to differentiate the Group‘s products and solutions and gain a competitive advantage.

​The effectiveness of Thales‘s R&D hinges largely on  a decentralised approach, with close  coordination around a few strategic themes. Thales  R&D teams work out of more than 80 locations in the Group‘s main countries of operation.


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    Move the IFEC back to Seattle

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Thales.


    HR was very hands-on and efficient in contacting me to set up interview times and follow-ups. My interview itself was very straightforward. Since I was interning for a summer internship, my interviewer asked about some college classes I had taken/was currently taking and sprinkled in some technical questions related to those classes. He then asked me a few simple coding questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one way to transfer files between a local and remote host?   1 Answer
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Thales Awards & Accolades

  • Universum IDEAL™ Employer - Engineering, Universum, 2016

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