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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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    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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting multinational company

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Thales full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Working in safety area
    - Multinational environment
    - High level of formalism (complex documentation inside projects)
    - Very nice workplace
    - Good conditions and compensations

    Cons

    - Too much political discussions
    - Too many fights, but not for projects' benefits
    - Romanian management not too good. Poor communication with engineers.
    - Safety aspects not well spread till engineer level. A lot of engineers don't even realize that they are developing safety products.

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