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Thales Basingstoke Reviews

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Basingstoke, England (UK)

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  • Working on Bids will kill your work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Very poor senior management with hidden agendas solely focussed upon their individual advancement (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Lack of direction - business opportunities hindered by internal process and French influence"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Thales full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people, big pockets and protection blanket,

    Cons

    Being left behind by similar dynamic companies, stale environment, older mentaility

    Advice to Management

    The best employees are walking due to better opportunities elsewhere with freedom to grow. Remove the LR9 cap - your good people will all go and all you will be left with is the over 50s approaching pension. Graduates will be scared off


  2. "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.


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