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  1. Helpful (1)

    "strong technology"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Thalēs Trading Solutions as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    having good technology world wide but not getting enough projects

    Cons

    managed by bad people change required dominated by particular nationality

    Advice to Management

    follow up the managers and correct the faults


  2. "Poorly Managed Units, No Accountability"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Thalēs Trading Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Flex-time, Some work from home
    - Lots of talented and friendly people
    - Some Mid- and High-level management are excellent
    - Training opportunities is extensive

    Cons

    - Politics, red tape, and backstabbing from all fronts are normal occurrences ("watch your back always!")

    - More time is spent on trying to plug holes in processes and systems that are clearly outdated, deficient, and some even ridiculous than actually doing productive work. Clear example: PICF Process ("the new employee's here but there's nothing set up for him - no office, accounts, etc. where's that PICF again?!"

    - Ingenuity and contemporary thinking are discouraged ("don't rock the boat!")

    - The culture punishes the exemplary workers by giving them more work until they're fed up, whilst letting others slack off ("you're great at x, i bet you could also do y...z....and a bit of abc")

    - It's a matrix organization with broken ties across the board. "Silo" effect is predominant. ("That's the other department's responsibility, not ours")

    - Management of resources is completely out of whack. Savings earned from cutting staff, reducing overtime, etc. are wasted on unnecessary initiatives, continual switching of service providers, audits that never stop and never amount to any changes.

    Advice to Management

    End Slave Labour Now! Set an example and treat each other - management and employees alike - like you want to be treated: with respect and fairness. The foundation is totally cracked and needs to be fixed - a happy employee is a productive employee. Ensure that people are truly pulling their own weight while others take 30 minute coffee breaks, every hour! I'm not saying micro-manage, but make the work environment better so that people actually want to come to work, and are motivated to do a fantastic job for a common goal! Carrots work better than sticks.


  3. "Good Experience"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Thalēs Trading Solutions as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Leadership; Fun projects, Flexible work hours, Nice Cafe. You are given responsibility that you are able to handle, and you learn a lot if you're just a beginner

    Cons

    Just the typical stress of any working environment. Also, you have to dress up daily, so if you're not used to that, be prepared


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  5. "Thales Review!"

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    Former Employee - Group Leader in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great people work at this company. I made lots of friends and the people are very competent in their work.

    Cons

    Management could improve and listen attentively to their employees concerns so as to harm a more harmonious relationship with the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees carefully and find options to make them happy and acknowledge their effort and work they've performed.


  6. "Decent work place, not so sure about career growth"

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    Current Employee - Validation and Verification Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Validation and Verification Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Relaxed work place most of the time. Manager are nice enough and don't nickel and dime you on work hours. People seem to be quite nice and relaxed.

    Cons

    Feels like a lifer company and don't feel like there are clear path for advancement within my department. Other department seems a lot better in that aspect.

    Advice to Management

    Clear advancement path for V&V would be quite nice. As it is feels like this department has very few opportunities for moving up.


  7. "Excellent company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    1) Excellent pay and bonus
    2) Great performance reviews
    3) Excellent and co-operative coworkers.
    4) HR is friendly and excellent. Not the usual drones you encounter in other places.
    5) Company feels very 'friendly'

    Cons

    1) You are under a lot of pressure.
    2) When a deadline looms you have to do overtime.

    Advice to Management

    None