Thales Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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3.3
60%
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Thales Chairman and CEO Patrice Caine
Patrice Caine
29 Ratings
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  • "All upper management is French(in 54 reviews)

  • "Thales Canberra has a lot of issue when it comes to communication between senior management vs services vs operation(in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Great work life balance"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thales full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Thales is a great place to work because of the people,

    Cons

    Company is slow to make decisions and very bureaucratic.

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  2. "Great management but poor development"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cloud Solution Architect in Canberra
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, opens many doors to more senior commercial and government contract jobs

    Cons

    All personal development at your own cost, only internal compliance courses

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  3. "Thales-Au"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IVVQ Engineer - T&C Engineer in Rydalmere

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

    Pros

    Co workers are nice enough to help you

    Cons

    Work load is too much

  4. "N/A"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Thales full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are technically well versed

    Cons

    Difficult to progress or increase renumeration

  5. "Interesting domain, good people, a bit slow with innovation and people recognition."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting domain, always a new challenge to get through. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Somehow disappointing leadership, slow with change.

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  6. "Thales"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting domain, technical work is advanced for the field

    Cons

    bureaucratic, safety critical field means working on older/more mature tech

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  7. "Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronic Production Associate in Sydney

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

    Pros

    friendly management good pay flexible hours free parking

    Cons

    low career growth not enough spent on annual events

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Bullying and Abusive Culture"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bendigo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Thales full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work / life balance is generally good, unless there is an urgent project. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Bullying and abusive culture. Micromanagement. Salaries less than market average.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company but poor management"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support Engineer in Canberra
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Thales Australia looks after it's employees, it's a very relax environment. Thales value the people who has been around for many years.

    Cons

    Thales Canberra has a lot of issue when it comes to communication between senior management vs services vs operation. There are some of those who been in the company for many years, these people should have been good mentor but instead they just hang around doing just enough to stay in the job.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Political"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Lidcombe
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thales full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -Great colleges -Ok compensation -Close to home

    Cons

    -Interdepartmental disagreements cause a dysfunctional work environment -Promotion via relationship rather then skills and experience -Lack of resource and outdated equipment

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