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Thales Reviews

Updated April 19, 2018
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  1. "Thales Job review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thales full-time

    Pros

    Great community, good resources were given

    Cons

    Salary was not too good


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable overall experience. Lower level VPs all very experienced in field and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of technical/commercial solution to be competitive with other suppliers. Upper mgmt seems to be behind the curve in pursuing new technologies to stay competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending so much money on some new random VPs and begin investing in engineering and R&D.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for long time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time

    Pros

    Good vacation time (4 weeks), good benefits 401k and medical

    Cons

    below average salaries, difficult to advance


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Changing for the worse"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vacation starts at 4 weeks!

    Cons

    HR and Management doing another reorganization...musical chairs

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with the employees and treat them with respect.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Thales Avionics Irvine - Good company with hard working employees"

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    Former Employee - Shared Service Function in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Shared Service Function in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thales full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay with great benefits and global career opportunities
    Top down effort to transform company through investment in tools and personnel development
    Driven to succeed in extremely competitive and disruptive market

    Cons

    Challenging work environment due to transformation, bi-coastal integration/coordination and high volume NPI projects
    Engineering oriented company with lean shared service functions (IT, HR, Fin) that struggle to support business growth and internal customer requirements

    Advice to Management

    Continued focus on tool and personnel investment
    Create dedicated project office to support and coordinate major acquisitions and integrations


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Aircraft Maintenance Technician"

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thales full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, good pay, PTO and 401k match is amazing compared to most companies. 5-15% shift differentials for technicians was a plus. Great team, and great future for the IFE sector in sight. A lot of professionalism, customer, and team building skills to be learned here. The opportunities are endless as Thales is located around the world. If you are a freelancer, this company can take you anywhere.

    Cons

    Performance based raises on the low side but no cap on total pay rate.


  7. "Transforming"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time

    Pros

    Management believes in accountability and delegation.

    Cons

    Skills of some departments are substandard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving for excellence.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Some good, some poor"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Clarksburg, MD
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Clarksburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good technical work. Diversified portfolio through acquisition of other companies. 401K match + pay are very good.

    Cons

    Moral has suffered due to layoffs. Company may be getting stale.
    Medical costs have jumped substantially, over $5000 payroll deduction for family coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Middle-management, Please be more personable.
    Some of your decisions are questionable


  9. "Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thales full-time

    Pros

    Lots of knowledgeable people in my department.

    Cons

    Seemed to be very stuffy with some of the people.


  10. "Challenging environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thales full-time

    Pros

    Global
    Good benefits
    Process driven
    Good facility
    Good products

    Cons

    Too many organizational changes
    Low moral


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