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Thales Group (French pronunciation: [talɛs]) is a French multinational company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defence, transportation and security markets. The company is headquartered in Paris' business district, La Défense and its stock is listed on the Euronext Paris.

A former office manager mentioned, "Hardly ever see anyone happy at Thales! . Practically Impossible to meet expectations. You are encouraged to work 60 to 80 hours a week. The benefits are very average for a global company. No Job work/Life Balance. Only job Work."

An angry Senior Engineer from Melbourne shared his/ her bad work experience in a review posted by INDEED: "The worst company: everyone talks, they don't walk. Fear culture No leadership HR is negligent/ evil in Carnet springs to mind. Senior management negligent, not interested, if they are involved they won’t add any value, just block or fail to make a decision. Nothing real here. French vs the UK, Aussie's are can fodder/Punching bags Early starts late finishes that’s what they mean by flexible working. I’ll be surprised if this business actually delivers a functioning product. No real focus on people or the product”


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Former Employee - Director of Finance says

"The chaotic management of this company is unreal, they get away with it as this is a subsidiary of a big French company. If this was a US company they would be out of business as the work environment is so destructive. Their accounting practices would never pass any GAAP scrutiny. The management team is in a kind of a non-sense rotation (every other year or so) and their main job appears to be cutting more expenses and people than the guy before you. This is really the main and only focus here. So it's a deadly spiral down to zero. Stay away from this company."

Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say says

"too many to list, just avoid!"

Former Employee - Engineer/Program Analyst says

"Thales as a whole didn't take care or cared about it's employees"

Former Employee - Business Analyst says

"-I left a perfectly good paying job to work at Thales. That was a huge mistake and now I'm paying for this bad decision since last year. -The employees in NJ office were the worst. More than half the people on the office side are nothing more than high school graduates. They are more or less lifers where the most difficult thing that they will accomplish is in using power-point. -There is no real HR either in Piscataway, its out sourced to another company. -The French imports get taken care of really well. Its all about them and their careers. -Women don't have career paths, they are more focusing how the men can get ahead. -Eating in the Piscataway office for the Executive meetings takes priority over anything else. While they will lecture you to death about cost cutting, they will spend over 1K a day on catered food for every meeting. -Only people with a title there get a work from home day, everyone else has to show up. -Stay away from this crap hole. Its a waste of time and then you will have to look for another job."

Current Employee - Account Manager says

"Extremely political with lack of leadership. Leadership in the US are selectively chosen so they do the bidding of the French overlords. People get promoting only by sucking up and responding only “yes” back to leadership without having an opinion. If your protected by a French overlord, you can essentially just not show up to work and do as you please. Of course get promoted when undeserved as well."

Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer says

"Bad management. Upper management does not know what the teams are working on. Expects teams to educate them so they can provide status up the chain. Good workers are laid off as they have no idea who does the work until they are gone. Workers are leaving as there is no future here. Work is being outsourced to India and next generation products being worked in France. During last layoff, the French workers are protected so no job security."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Lots of processes but no one follows them. They make up their own that works for that moment."

Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator says

"Not much room for growth."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"One of the worst business line of the group. Some managers freshly hired from outside are literally crazy"

Current Employee - Software Engineer says

"Lack of leadership, management does not believe in the product, favor of years over merit in terms of promotions, unclear objectives."

Téléconseillère (Former Employee) says

"J’ai donc fait téléprospecteur chez Thales santé, vous déranger les personnes âgées toute la journée vraiment le pire métier. Il vous met une pression derrière pour prend RDV avec eux. Mon expérience : j’ai donc commencé le premier jour part une formation. Le deuxième jour il mon donc mis sur mon poste tout ce passe bien je termine ma matinée. Mon responsable vient me voir et me dit " tes pas faite pour ça t’es pas faite pour l’équipe " il se permet de me juger sur 2 jours de travail . Très belle mentalitéAucuneLa pression"

Sim Tech (Former Employee) says

"This is based on working at Oakey Queensland. very bad management there. More people left just in the time I was there and a year after 8 people left the site. Before I was there around 13 had left."

Ingeniero (Former Employee) says

"Dime quién es tu padre o con quien te acuestas y te diré que puesto tienes. No se valoran los conocimientos ni la experiencia si no pasas por el aro. Van de innovadores pero llevan 25 años haciendo el mismo diseño. Una secta, tal cual. Unas reglas para unos y otras para otras. Para cubrir gente caradura, sin formación ni conocimientos, a otros se les obliga a trabajar 12 horas.Todos!"

Assistant de direction (Former Employee) says

"J'ai travaillé chez Thales de mai 2019 à septembre 2019 au sein de la direction commerciale France et ça n'a été que stress du début à la fin, avec une période d'essai de 5 mois (mois d'août y compris sûrement pour la permanence).Responsables malveillants et sournois dans un climat de stress permanent tout était fait pour craquer ; ce n'est d'ailleurs pas étonnant d'apprendre que j'étais la 10ème assistante sur ce poste. Equipe avec une très faible diversité pour un grand groupe qui là prône, binôme assistante qui est une très mauvaise formatrice et qui a fait de la retention d'informations et enfin pour conclure ce n'était le service où il faisait bon travailler !"

Technician III (Current Employee) says

"Just a place to work while looking for a new job. They feed on people that need to work over time. The support staff are off in there own world and do not care about the production persons that work on the product.noneno support for working Environment"

Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) says

"No room to grow within company. Vision and direction not very clear. Dying industry, niche company that doesn't have alot of new contracts coming in."

Engineer (Former Employee) says

"It is hard to express how awful this workplace is. Conformism, bullying, ageism and overall suppression of individual expression has been a terrible experience.A pensionBad management"

Senior Network Engineer (Former Employee) says

"• Working and delivering small/large projects. • BAU. • Designing, building and managing networks across the Thales estates. • Basic support on Cisco Flexpod. • Basic understanding of Cisco Nexus OS. • Basic understanding of Cisco Unified Computer Systems (UCS). • Meeting with customers to understand their technical needs. This is then designed and presented. • Multi-Vendor experience • Utilizing Solawinds and Nimsoft to Monitor, managing, and reporting on 49+ supported networks, ranging from smaller SOHO sites to core Defence estates of over 2500 users."

Assistante de Direction (Former Employee) says

"Processs de recrutement qui dure très longtemps pour que finalement le poste soit pourvu en interne. Postes ouverts uniquement aux personnes ayant au moins 15 ans d'expérience (pas de place pour les jeunes de 30 ans)Grand groupeOn ne peut pas y rentrer."

Office Manager (Current Employee) says

"Hardly ever see anyone happy at work! . Practically Impossible to meet expectations. You are encouraged to work 60 to 80 hours a week. The benefits are very average for a global company. No Job work/Life Balance. Only job Work.SalaryEverything"

Engineer (Current Employee) says

"If you are into low raises, long hours, working weekends, and blaming everything on those that are below you on the ladder... Then this might be the place for you. This is a great job for project managers, and executives. This a very bad job for engineers and admin assistants.Wonderful hardworking colleagues, coffee machines on each floor, benefitsLong hours, thankless job, poor raises, management has favorites."

Software Analyst (Former Employee) says

"Hundreds of people doing very little. Overcrowded with managers and and similar roles ( in software development departments). The very few who are doing the jobs are treated like slaves - low wages and under pressure for doing overtime. Co-workers (developers and testers ) are goodco-workers might be goodattitude"

Catering Assistant (Current Employee) says

"Always understaffed, Manic everyday. You do learn a lot of jobs to cover sickness and holidays. People are nice to work with.It goes very quick as you are so busy.Pay isnt good."

Intérimaire (Former Employee) says

"le peu que j'ai travailler labas j'ai passer mon temps à regarder l horloge car il n'avait pas de travail pour nous. J' ai passer mes journées à me tourner les pousses,etre engager et payer à rien faireRien faire pas de boulot"

Access Planner (Former Employee) says

"Non-stop, never boring, allowed to make decisions without interference. Hardest part.....lots of meetings in short spaces of time by different parties. Satisfying when the nights work was delivered. If there were problems, they could be costly!"

System Design Specialist Intern (Current Employee) says

"This company is not in a good shape. What you will learn can't use anywhere except this company. Poor salary. Poor and very unreliable management.!very long hours"

Software Engineer (Current Employee) says

"terrible work environment. Management has not a clue how to get a job done or what is going on. Company treats employees horrible. Too many Project managers place is a zoo. If you have self respect at all you not go to this company.Good Pay and benefitsno collaboration, lack of leadership, not flexible hours, terrible office enviroment."

Office Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Management played the blame game to cover up for their own faults. The most enjoyable part of the role was some other co-workers that were friendly. the hardest part of the job was not being able to please the manager, as he was a narcissist. Gym on siteNarcissistic management"

Opérateur de production (Former Employee) says

"Mauvais salaire par rapport au compétence et société stressante. Pas d'évolution et idem pour la société Safran. Je recommande les petites et moyenne société (pme)RestaurantSalaire et ambiance"

Various Positions (Former Employee) says

"Management lost staff who wanted a change of project and they would not facilitate the move internally. They are more concerned about being right in their mind than being fair or just."

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