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

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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"

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    • 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. "Thèse CIFRE"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Ingénieur R&D
    Former Contractor - Ingénieur R&D
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thales as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Environnement technique poussé
    * CE/Intéressement très généreux dans certaines BU
    * Nombreuses formations internes
    * Salaire correct pour le secteur

    Cons

    * Process internes souvent très lourds
    * Filiales très cloisonnées (peu de mobilité interne d'une BU à l'autre)
    * Pas de réelle gestion des vrais talents

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