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Thales Reviews

Updated Oct 17, 2019

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3.5
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69%
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76%
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Thales CEO Patrice Caine
Patrice Caine
22 Ratings
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  • "Dependencies on the French head office(in 39 reviews)

  • "Horraires de travail un peu rigide (Arriv(in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!!"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineering Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Supportive Management Team * Benefit packages are great * Innovation is being promoted in corporate and division levels * Knowledgeable Technical teams * Professional development and career wish are supported by the management * Work and Life balance is promoted. "Smart Working" is being implemented at Ottawa site. Working from home, flexible working hours etc..

    Cons

    Current building wont be enough for the growth of the division. in terms of hiring more people. Moving somewhere else bigger makes sense

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at the moment

    Thales2019-10-11
  2. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, team spirit, passion and innovation

    Cons

    Commuting to the office but flexible options are in place to support this

    Thales2019-10-10
  3. "Good people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Long history of providing innovative solutions in digital security space - Great people to work with. Diverse work force - Rich technology set - Strong customer base

    Cons

    - Office building is somewhat dated even though the interior has been renovated recently

    Advice to Management

    - Get to a modern building and start building company brand in local community

    Thales2019-09-29
  4. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Software Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    More opportunities to grow Great work life balance Flexible timing

    Cons

    No cons at this point of time

    Thales2019-09-29
  5. "Thales One Team"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Thales gives you the opportunity to grow in your career and present your best added value

    Cons

    Compensation can be more aggressive to incentivate results incresse

    Advice to Management

    Lets keep the best talents

    Thales2019-09-28
  6. "Excellent engineering workplace"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, professional development, very competitive salaries, innovation is a priority, excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    Traditional engineering environment, can be slow moving and slow to change, gradual salary increase

    Thales2019-08-18
  7. "Urban railway"

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, lots to tech and knowledge to learn, most people are nice, company culture is relax

    Cons

    Management level is low. Every department has only vision of their own scope. No consistent of process. No respect to the process.

    Thales2019-07-23
  8. "Good company to work with"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Provides good opportunity International exposure

    Cons

    employee stock option not available

    Thales2019-07-14
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Non-technical managers making technical decisions. Bad culture that lacks innovation and long-term thinking."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Thales full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits package. Good amount of personal/sick days. Some limited work from home possible.

    Cons

    Short-sighted management decisions. Non-technical managers making technical decisions. Huge amounts of administrative reporting requirements to headquarters. Limited control of technology due to headquarter mandates and decisions. Tons of nepotism and questionable hiring/promotion practices.

    Advice to Management

    Hire technical managers that are competent. Give more power to local divisions to make technological decisions, or provide solutions that make sense and are in line with tech industry trends.

    Thales2019-08-15
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Systems Operations in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Thales full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Can't think of many except good team members.

    Cons

    Was told I would have more software work to do which never materialized. Work is boring and there were long stretches where I had no work to do. This is very common with other new hires as well.

    Thales2019-06-27
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