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Not my fit

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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Brest (France)
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brest (France)

I worked at Thales as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Military background, some interesting technologies.

Cons

Old work methods in software engineering.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    stressed out all the time

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Thales full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    New location was good because it was in the middle of town and commute was not bad.
    Got movie tickets at a cheaper price.

    Cons

    Hours are long, the departments are always pointing fingers.
    A lot of people are always angry.
    Project timelines are a joke.
    Very old school mentality.
    Please do not work here unless you are really desperate.
    I would ask around, most people i think that have left the company or have been laid off have the same impression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that like to work there. Dont waste time with people that just want a paycheque. Find people that are interested.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting work but frustrating bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer  in  Palaiseau (France)
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Palaiseau (France)

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance and healthcare. Excellent physical working environment. Very interesting technical job and lot of skillful people. Good job and salary (at least for a researcher). If your manager is good enough, everything is just fine. Salary evolution is easily predicable and depends more on seniority than on competencies.

    Cons

    Frustrating bureaucracy that values politics more than everything else. Informations are spreading only from people to people, it is really difficult to just work with other units. Technical strategy is laughable and changes every year, along with cosmetics changes of the heavy management structure. The information system is way more than a disaster. You must struggle a bit to do the job your paid for. Salary evolution is easily predicable and depends more on seniority than on competencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop believing that you understand everything and use technical people to make your choices. Publish more informations about the internal projects. Improve the recruitment process to find skillful people instead of available ones.

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