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Thales France Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
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  • Working on Bids will kill your work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Some senior management have no incentive to move (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Not bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time

    Pros

    Good salary
    Good work/life balance
    Friendly people
    Good advantages / bonus
    Cool business look

    Cons

    No training
    Few career paths
    Can't decide the project

    Advice to Management

    Provide some training


  2. "Principal QA /QA lead"

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    Current Employee - Principal QA/QA Lead in Courbevoie (France)
    Current Employee - Principal QA/QA Lead in Courbevoie (France)

    I have been working at Thales (More than a year)

    Pros

    Thales is a data security French company.

    Cons

    Thales is trying to get US market share.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of challenge.

  3. "Mitigated experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great and interesting projects. Human company.

    Cons

    Too much control by the top management. Not great for career progress. Useless HR


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Courbevoie (France)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Courbevoie (France)

    I have been working at Thales full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Summer hours are great so that we can leave early on Friday. Friendly environment and growing company

    Cons

    work- life balance but not hard to get work from home.


  5. "Good placement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Bordeaux, Aquitaine (France)
    Current Employee - Intern in Bordeaux, Aquitaine (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice internship subject. Cool place to work. Nice restaurant. Good salary for an intern. Its interesting to have it in a resume.

    Cons

    Human ressources: we dont have enough information about how the firm is working an the opportunities in other places in the group

    Advice to Management

    Improve HR process


  6. "System Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Systems EngineerManager in Rungis (France)
    Current Employee - Systems EngineerManager in Rungis (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with passionate people
    Good health plan
    Good holidays benefits

    Cons

    Low salaries
    Pay raises are not really based on performance


  7. "Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Thales (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place, close to Fwy

    Cons

    Never have a chance to grow

  8. "Good emoployer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working in no stress environment

    Cons

    salary not so high.
    decision making is so slow

    Advice to Management

    motivate young engineer for challenges


  9. "Too many duplicated management roles"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Android Developer in Courbevoie (France)
    Current Employee - Senior Android Developer in Courbevoie (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Thales (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefit and vacation time

    Cons

    no work life balance for engineers


  10. "Good Old Fashioned company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ingénieur Logiciel in Meudon (France)
    Current Employee - Ingénieur Logiciel in Meudon (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, General Work Mood, Innovative technological topics. All in all not a bad company to work for. Note : All staff working on Paris area will be asked to relocate in the south of France by 2017.

    Cons

    The hierarchy is sometimes deorganized, sometimes spineless. You feel left alone in front of clients because the hierarchy left you all alone.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees, organize better, improve competitiveness, be more aware of the competitors, do not hesitate to invest on the people : it is the first ressource of the company.


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