Thales Reviews

Updated May 29, 2020

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2.9
51%
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Thales CEO Alan Pellegrini
Alan Pellegrini
24 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunities for development"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Financial Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Offers fantastic benefits (starting 4 weeks PTO, 401K matching, many options for health, etc) - Management recognizes talent & offers multiple opportunities for learning, networking, and leadership development - Office has been recently renovated which facilitates a more collaborative working practice - Very diverse workplace that allows for sharing of ideas and best practices across cultures - Lots of opportunities for growth & relocation to other entities around North America & the world

    Cons

    Parking spots can be scarce at the main building after 9am and lunch

    Thales2020-02-27
  2. "Sr. Director, Marketing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thales full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company and peopl, great culture, good benefits. Global presence.

    Cons

    As it is a large company dome processes are slow.

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    Thales2020-03-10
  3. "Not Bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thales full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, PTO, workshops, fun time.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, unrealistic deadlines, Lots of directions.

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    Thales2020-05-29
  4. "Insurmountable internal obstacles"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thales full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are great, location is ideal, benefits are attractive

    Cons

    Unorganized, overly process-bound, limited internal communication

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    Thales2020-05-27
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Overall ok"

    3.0
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thales full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with Cafe on site Good amount of PTO

    Cons

    Lots of division between the different teams with no real effort to bridge divide by upper management Lack of long term planning for different programs Lots of rework due to lack of requirements and short term tradeoffs by management

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    Thales2020-05-10
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Not again."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Management Manager in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thales full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Challenging, high demands, very little empowerment. Got go be a vp to make a real decision.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and political. French never fired.

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    Thales2020-04-20
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company to work but currently moving through hard phase"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and takes care of employees

    Cons

    Based on nature of work you might face some politics

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    Thales2020-04-25
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Too much favoritisms"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operations Manager in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thales full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice bonuses some areas work well together

    Cons

    Too many talkers and not enough accountability people get away with too much laziness.Advancements go to the Franchise employees

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    Thales2020-04-27
  9. "Descent Company with some challenges ahead"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting commercial development with unique challenges.

    Cons

    Only in one business market, not very diverse which leads to heavy reliance on new and existing contracts for essentially one product.

    Thales2020-04-13
  10. "Program Management at Thales"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Thales full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Good benefits and good salary.

    Cons

    Company culture and quality of leadership decreased in the last years and needs to be rebuilt.

    Thales2020-04-04
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