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"technical and challenging"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales
Current Employee - Sales
Approves of CEO

Pros

worldwide presence, ability to connect with experts in technological fields, exciting products and solutions, processes, job security

Cons

excessive focus on technical profiles, too many processes,bureaucratic at times,difficulty in apprehending whole range of solutions, too global > lack of warmth

Advice to Management

let local culture, especially cultures outside of France influence Thales, to make it feel more as a local company

Other Employee Reviews for Thales

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Wasted opportunity by senior management to be the dominant supplier in railway signalling."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Salary is good relative to other technology companies in the Toronto area.
    2) The work is interesting if you like trains.
    3) Some very good middle managers.

    Cons

    1) The senior management is completely incompetent. Thales has probably the best communications based train control system in the world and could be the dominant company in the field however the senior management have failed to exploit the opportunity.
    2) Current office location at 401 and Don Valley makes for a nightmare commute.
    3) Senior management enjoy looking for a scapegoat amongst the employees to blame for the companies ills.
    4) Company claims that in Thales "people are first", this is a lie.

    Advice to Management

    There are a thousand good employees in the building. Stop treating them like naughty children and start using them to build a world class company.


  2. "Pay and benefits suck"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Early responsibility, graduate scheme accredited by the IET, well run company with good opportunity for job mobility, goo opportunity to make contacts across a global business.

    Cons

    Pay for new starters has increased from what last year started on and that pay won't rise to match that. Therefore last years starters will be earning less than people they are expected to mentor.

    HR haven't got a clue and don't understand their staff.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff what they deserve. Otherwise you're doing a good job. Graduate scheme is good but should be better advertised.

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