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Thales Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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Thales Chairman and CEO Patrice Caine
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  • Working on Bids will kill your work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Some senior management have no incentive to move (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "working at Thales (Irvine, CA)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Global company that invests back in the company, they take care of employees with excellent benefits, fair pay, and will move you around within the company if you want, or if your group has a downturn, they will try to relocate you.

    Cons

    Work has slowed, need to win more business, raises/salaries could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Results suffer slightly at the cost of image, put more focus into software fixes and bid management


  2. "Thales Avionics, IFEC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving Associate in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thales full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best benefits you'll find anywhere

    Cons

    Relocating sites too often....to the other side of the country

    Advice to Management

    Move the IFEC back to Seattle


  3. "Good pay, culture of managers are helpful and working for their employees"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    people are friendly and professional. Jobs are more stable than competitor company. French companies are more inclined to promote healthy work environment.

    Cons

    Some people get pay more due to years of service and not competency. Company is trying to go out of their way to pay high performance employees but still takes longer to recognize incompetency.

    Advice to Management

    Try to recognize workers who goes to work for a paycheck and lack self-improvement.


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  5. "Would recommend for anyone, especially parents"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    4 weeks PTO to start and it increases, good pay

    Cons

    Siloed and can be hard to get budget for projects.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication between departments so we can work more quickly and not duplicate efforts.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative assistant"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, relaxed atmosphere, good work life balance. Managers are easy to approach when there is an issue. Good opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Office space is limited and crowded. Parking is difficult. Not enough private space for having sensitive conversations. Groups that should collaborate need to work together more.


  7. "Repair Technician I"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Repair Technician in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Repair Technician in Tukwila, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Supervisor was excellent which made work very stress free. Very supportive of career goals and moving up in the company. Really laid back environment. Never really clock watched because the work was always different.Supervisor was extremely flexible and accommodating with the schedule. Never had any difficulties getting time off. Overtime was always available. PTO was great.

    Cons

    Pay was low for the area. No bonus.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good but very busy"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Project Lead in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Project Lead in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work, good pay and benefits. You can have as much responsibility as you can handle.

    Cons

    No training to speak of - they just throw you in and see if you sink or swim. Sometimes conflicting direction coming from different levels of the company. Heavy reliance on contractors and foreign workers on visas.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide good benefits and support.Try and fill vacancies with employees rather that contracting out.


  9. "engineer support intern"

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    Former Intern - Engineer Support in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Intern - Engineer Support in Piscataway, NJ

    I worked at Thales as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people and managers that will give you a lot of freedom to work.
    Its a learning environment about aerospace and its parts.

    Cons

    Experience didn't push my ability to the limits.
    mostly work that actual employees don't have time to do.

    Advice to Management

    Have the interns work hands on more with the products in the shop and make that the main priority. Having electrical experience is valuable.


  10. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thales as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great company, supportive team and manager, positive environment

    Cons

    the culture could be better, changes take time to happen


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Thales company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software and Systems Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Software and Systems Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people great work new technology

    Cons

    Working in a very fluid environment

    Advice to Management

    get to know your personnel's individual strengths


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