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"Extremely Good"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

Pros

Learn leadership skills. Knowledge sharing is good. Ethnic diversity. Good working environment which makes the work life good. Knowledgeable people in the management.

Cons

The company should look more into the job satisfaction for the employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Thales

  1. "old fashioned top-down bureaucratic process-driven systems integrator"

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    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some good research ideas. Good ethical standards, including openness and honesty with the customer. Flexitime is good for work-life balance (but they are taking that away soon :)

    Cons

    Very little idea how to adapt from military to civilian markets, now that military spending is in decline. A large company that has grown through acquisition but has not taken the radical steps
    to merge disparate technical and geographical groups into a coherent organization for the future. A very top-down management style with deep hierarchy, confused matrix management, commands coming down the hierarchy and very little information requested to go back up. Staff are treated
    like general purpose consultants who are expected to switch between wildly different projects at the drop of a hat. No coherent technology plan being enacted. No chance of career progression on technology track (non-manageemnt). There is little scope for innovative or creative ideas to be harvested and encouraged. They have some good research ideas, but no idea how to bring them to market through the entrenched layers of old-fashioned military business development. There is little appreciation of software as an engine for growth and source of value in a company dominated by niche hardware and systems engineering. The engineering process is very deliberate and heavyweight, which makes sense for very large complex projects over 5-10 years, but stiffling or small agile projects pushing the boundaries of what's possible. The bureaucratic approach to system development also imposes high overhead costs and huge risk margins to pad out all bids and budgets.

    Advice to Management

    Be much more radical with business transformation.
    Make a much flatter and more open structure.
    Get rid of half the middle management marking time waiing for retirement.
    Encourage multi-disciplinary teams of peers, with delegation and facilitation from leaders.
    Create intermediate technology groups, between research and business units, to innovate and support multiple product lines.
    Get some technology directors with a vision for future systems, the leadership skills to encourage without constraining, the communication skills to elaborate their vision, and the energy to get out of their offices and talk to engineers around the country.


  2. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good learning experience for fresh graduates

    Cons

    Below average salary. Increments are poor

    Advice to Management

    Learn to keep good people.

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