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"Great for geeks... dreadful for business people."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Executive in Basingstoke, England (UK)
Current Employee - Business Executive in Basingstoke, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Clever products, good connections with govornement. If you're a geek looking for fellows, this is the place for you.

Cons

Unclear direction, incredibly complex reporting lines, paralysis of decision making, "why we should not do this" attitude.

With everyone having (at least) 3 reporting lines, it's a complex nightmare to get anything done. The focus of the conpany seems to be entirely internal amongst the management ("how do we get the intercompany charges sorted out ?", "Who is reposible for this and who do we need to talk to ?")

Most favorite words of those running the organisation - "You need to understand the process. It's not as simple as that..."

Advice to Management

Clear some space and let your teams perform.

Other Employee Reviews for Thales

  1. "Good place to be if you are interested in a long term career in the defence industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work in different areas of the business.
    Good opportunities to move outside your direct line management
    People friendly

    Cons

    Confusing organisation structure, lack of clarity on roles and responsibilities.
    Poor systems and use of IT generally
    Old fashioned environment
    Poor communications
    Too many meeting
    Overly formal environment

    Advice to Management

    Streamline organisation and foster better communication.
    Consolidate sites


  2. "Super"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    module.emp-review.current- - Apprenti in Bordeaux, Aquitaine (France)
    module.emp-review.current- - Apprenti in Bordeaux, Aquitaine (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thales (More than a year)

    Pros

    Très bon accueil, bon encadrement, challengeant, grande entreprise, de bon projets et des missions confiées très pertinentes et enrichissantes

    Cons

    Peut-être la visibilité des services aux premiers abords mais je n'ai pas de retour négatif à faire sur mon expérience

    Advice to Management

    Continuer à intégrer les apprentis au sein des équipes car c'est une expérience enrichissante et pour les apprentis et pour les salariés.


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