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Thales Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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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. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work with top notch engineers"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thales full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You are always pushed/encouraged to grow as a developer. Always updating tech stack to the latest and greatest. Probably the most tech savvy engineers I have worked with. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Depending on the project the deadlines can be unrealistic


  2. "Sales"

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

    Pros

    Good work culture and good technology

    Cons

    Need to innovate with the market speed

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people

  3. "Very good company in Orlando"

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    Former Employee - LRU Repair Tech in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - LRU Repair Tech in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    medical, 401k,
    The LRU Shop manager, and supervisors really good guys.
    Loads of overtime available
    The LRU shop and supporting staff!

    Cons

    Loads of overtime available,
    Would only sponsor high level managers for visas.
    Dental wasn't great.

    Advice to Management

    Sponsor techs who trained your new employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture w/Innovative Engineers & Cool Technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clarksburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clarksburg, MD

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

    Pros

    Everyone works hard... and shares lots of laughter... diversity of work and technology - get to create it, build it and ship it.

    Cons

    I don't think anyone would turn away more work resources


  5. "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thales full-time

    Pros

    good company to work with

    Cons

    old tech, slow in overall process


  6. "Overall Great Company - Super Cool Technology"

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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

    Lots of great and diverse technology. The technology is really interesting and provides interesting work. Work with really smart and talented folks.

    Cons

    HR Leadership lacks US knowledge & Expertise - this bleeds into all other areas of business - including large expat leadership make up in US.

    Advice to Management

    Hire local/in country talent in leadership positions and listen to in country expertise about most agile and effective way to run business.


  7. "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary
    ice cream
    breaks
    cafe
    massages
    the women
    the ice machine is located at the corner of east and broadway

    Cons

    work hours
    hazing
    the food
    the chairs
    the tables

    Advice to Management

    get rid of most of the upper management

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Corrupt Management and Nepotism at a different level!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Thales full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for that invests in its employees, excellent benefits (especially PTO & 401K - hard to find anything close to what they offer anywhere else)

    Cons

    Although company theoretically wants to invest in its employees, this is often not applied due to terrible management who is out to protect their positions and salaries and could care less about the development of their reporting employees. You have directors and VPs who hire their family members (nepotism) - their family members cost the business millions of dollars but at the end of the day, no one can say or do anything to these individuals.
    They keep laying off the little people in order to meet their end of year budget so that senior management and executives could all get their bonuses. Corrupt management to say the least.

    Advice to Management

    Stop driving the business to the ground by selfishly protecting your positions and hiring incompetent family members


  9. "Confused company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and salary package

    Cons

    Lot of confusion regarding technical ownership

    Advice to Management

    Define roles


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Looks good on the surface, once you see inside is a different story."

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    Former Employee - Contracted Media Technician in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Contracted Media Technician in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO mirror that of European packages.

    Cons

    Management lacks creativity and becomes threatened by new blood. Makes for an uncomfortable work enviroment. Employees follow management and found a lot of office politics, two faced employees trying to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and get those bad eggs that are keeping you from becoming a source to be roconded with.


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