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Thales Overview

Courbevoie (France)
10000+ employees
2000
Company - Public (HO)
Aerospace & Defence
$10+ billion (USD) per year
There’s no end to the ground-breaking solutions we come up with at Thales. From in-flight entertainment to cyber security, no project is too big or too complex to defeat the ingenious minds that work here. Together we take on the toughest technological challenges ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Thales are featured in the Where Women Work magazine! Find out why Thales in the UK is a great place for women to work via our feature at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQnO8

  • Thales are headline sponsors of Euro Cyber Week, during which we are showcasing Thales Cyber careers with some of our employee stories. Discover more about who we are and what we do in cyber – and how you can be a part of it! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQapN

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Thales – Why Work For Us?


 

 

Aerospace

From fixed and rotary-wing platforms to people-pleasing entertainment systems, we supply some of the world's major airlines and governments with cutting-edge technology, equipment and service solutions. And we lead the way in terms of sophisticated onboard systems and full-flight training simulators.

Key Figures

  • 80% of the world's pilots have been trained on a Thales synthetic training device
  • #1 Worldwide provider of Air Traffic Management (ATM)
  • Our high-capacity SATCOM systems allow airline passengers to use their mobile and go online while they're flying between destinations
  • Two out of every three aircraft in the world take off and land using Thales equipment
  • All commercial Airbus planes use Thales's avionics suite.

The European Space Agency, the European Global Navigation Satellite System Agency, Copernicus: The European Earth Observation Programme - with clients like these, it's no surprise that Thales is Europe's number one provider of civil and military satellites.

We design, integrate, test and operate high-performance satellite technologies across the world.This involves supplying weather satellites and infrared atmospheric instruments. We develop radars and design probes for space missions too; and if that's not enough to whet your appetite, we're also a worldwide leader when it comes to the telecommunications payloads which receive, amplify and redirect the signals that keep the world connected.

  • We're major partners in Exomars – Europe's first mission to land on Mars
  • We're a global leader in innovative military and civil satcoms including: Syracuse, Sicral, Athena Fidus and SGDC
  • Thales Alenia Space is supplying 50% of the pressurised volume of the International Space Station and leading Iridium Next, the world's largest constellation of 81 satellites.

Getting commuters from A to B safely and on time is the service our customers take pride in delivering every day. In the UK alone, our clients range from Transport for London and Network Rail to Manchester Passenger Transport Executive and an array of train operating companies. Our solutions include signalling, train control, axle counters, interlocking, train protection and warning systems - not to mention services such as supervision and control, integrated communications and security and information management.

  • We maintain 95% of Network Rail's telecommunications infrastructure
  • Globally, 4,000 metro, bus and tram stations are equipped with our fare collecting systems
  • We employ more rail signalling and telecoms engineers than anyone else in the UK
  • We’re behind the National Rail Enquiries Online Journey Planner and the Rail Planner Live app for Android and iPhone.

Whether it's on land, at sea or in the air, we bring a wealth of experience to all dimensions of our customers' defence needs in critical environments. From electronic warfare and sensor systems like the state-of-the-art SMART-L 3D multi-beam radar, to precision-guided missile systems such as STARstreak, few companies can match our ability to offer proven solutions to protect soldiers, sailors and air personnel in the defence of national interests.

  • Thales is the European number one in defence electronics
  • We've supplied defence technology to the Royal Navy for more than 100 years
  • Our sonar and optronics masts are the eyes and ears of the latest class of Royal Navy submarines
  • Thales's cryptography solutions are deployed in 22 NATO countries
  • We’ve delivered more than 110 helicopter simulators to customers in 25 countries.

Our expertise is unsurpassed in the design and supply of critical systems for promoting the safety and security of people, places and sensitive information. Secure mobile communication systems like TEOPAD; encryption technology; command and control systems and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear solutions, are just a small part of our services offering.

  • We're world number one in security for banking transactions
  • We have 50 highly skilled cyber security specialists working for civil and military customers around the UK
  • Thales has supplied identity management systems in more than 25 countries, with 300 million identity documents produced to date.


Your company has just been hit by its largest-ever cyberattack. Your whole brand image is at stake. You’ve called together the members of your crisis team. But now what do you do?
 
Your mission: limit the damage in this disaster situation!
 
Would you make the right decisions in a crisis? Play The Cyber Game to find out!

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    I worked at Thales full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    World leading technology and interesting projects
    Working environment
    Job security
    Great for young careers

    Cons

    Beareaucratic and processes can be restrictive on creativity
    Difficult to progress beyond a mid-level management

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote and nurture young talent to secure the future

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Thales Interviews

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    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Thales.

    Interview

    The interview was conducted in a relaxed atmosphere, one to one, not a panel interview. I had a conversation directly with the recruiting manager who was very nice. I didn't have experience in the role I applied for but the manager had faith in me and gave me a job.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about my previous roles, my skills and experience, how can I apply my skills to a new role, why do I want the job I have never done before   Answer Question
    • Q: What was one thing that they asked you?   1 Answer
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Thales Awards & Accolades

  • Universum IDEAL™ Employer - Engineering, Universum, 2016

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