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Thales Reviews

Updated July 12, 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. Featured Review

    "Vice President/General Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President/General Manager in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President/General Manager in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Thales work culture is open and empowering with great benefits. The 9/80 work schedule is wonderful as every other weekend is 3 days long. Projects are cutting edge in the area of augmented reality which is booming. Thales Visionix products are flying on many US and foreign military platforms with great results. Its personally satisfying to speak with our customers as they really like the equipment and use it every day. As a result sales are growing as is the staff. The Thales Group provides ample opportunities for career growth both here in the US and internationally. By far the best place I have ever worked.

    Cons

    I have no complaints at this time.


  2. "Des heures de gloire revolues..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Thales full-time

    Pros

    Groupe Thales
    Sécurité de l'emploi
    Salaire a l'embauche

    Cons

    Contrat en perte de vitesse
    Tissu social compliqué
    Nombreux départs sans remplacement
    Une réorganisation difficilement compréhensible voir brouillonne

    Advice to Management

    Donner du sens au décision
    Passer de la vision très court terme à moyen terme
    Éviter la fracture

  3. "Good benefits and work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time

    Pros

    20 days PTO as a new hire.

    Cons

    Too many proceesses to get a simple task done.


  4. "Terrible work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Thales full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with on my project
    Flex hours
    Good benefits

    Cons

    People are overworked
    Unrealistic deadlines constantly set
    Won't be honest with stakeholders
    Horrible upper management that now, thinking back, remind me of the US government. Just a bit antiquated and lots of nepotism and not a lot of actual knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house people!!!! You should have done it more than 5 years ago. It's a joke


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Clique and unsupportive"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    European company, great PTO.

    Cons

    Benefits stink, too high co-pay, dental is a joke. Homophobic staff, found the people to be very cliquey. Nice to your face but talked crap behind your back.

    Advice to Management

    Some things never change, unless your able to be open to a diversified conglomerate of individuals that bring something to the table, you'll never keep good people with your company. The only ones you'll attract is narrow minded people who have nothing to give but to sit back and collect a check.


  6. "Good company but salary too low"

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Annual premiums are very good

    Cons

    - Not enough confidence in young people
    - Disastrous wages increase
    - No real career opportunity in software development

    Advice to Management

    Investing in people and giving good wages to retain talent


  7. "Great place to work with top notch engineers"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "Bien pour un premier emploi"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Tres bon CE
    grande infrastructure
    Possibilité de mutation partout en france

    Cons

    Peuvent vous forcer à faire une mission qui ne vous convient pas
    peu ou pas d'augmentation de salaire annuelle

    Advice to Management

    RAS


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Too much focus on one area rather than looking at the bigger picture"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My team are great people to work with

    Cons

    - Too hierachical
    - Too big too competitive internally
    - Internal business units do not work well together
    - Not very diverse
    - Managment have no time for staff lower down the chain


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good overall work life balance

    Cons

    Beaurocracy is intense. Slow moving.


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