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Good working environment
Alcatel switchboard operator/receptionist (Current Employee), Crawley, ENGJune 12, 2013
Pros: staff canteen facilities, flexible hours
Cons: not really enough to do on quiet days
There is no typical day on the main Reception! Work involves greeting visitors and making sure they are escorted at all times. The important part of this job is working as a team with colleagues, to ensure visitors have a pleasurable experience as the first port of call in a company with over 3,000 employees. It can be challenging, and it is important – more... to keep calm under pressure. Every day is different, and this is the most enjoyable part. – less
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One of the Best Company's to work for
Manager, Purchasing and Planning (Former Employee), Irvine, CAApril 24, 2013
Pros: free coffee
Cons: there are none
Please is Great, Great people and Management. Regret leaving
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HR Business Partner (Current Employee), CrawleyApril 24, 2013
Pros: x
Cons: x
A generalist HR role within an Engineering Company. There are not two days the same at work.
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Strong focus on people and professional development. Good company to work for, however lack of international opportunities.
Strategic Marketing Manager (Current Employee), GlasgowApril 22, 2013
Pros: the people and culture.
Cons: lack of international opportunities for career progression.
Fantastic learning experience working predominately in the Defence and Security business on an international basis.

Good management of both the day to day runnings of the company and also of the staff and their professional development.

Typical day at work would involved manage the marketing, strategy and communication of various product lines across – more... a worldwide basis and also the entire product line portfolio across the Middle East and Africa.

Great team working environment and cross department interaction between Sales, Marketing, Comms, Business Development.

Hardest part of the job would be the lack of international opportunities to progress into.

Enjoyable part of the job working from new entry level staff right the way through to senior members of the board on a daily basis. – less
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Excellent graduate company.
Software Engineer (Former Employee), CrawleyApril 15, 2013
Pros: training, culture, support, starting salary, on site facilities.
Cons: only one for me was the distance from home, sites are strategically located through the uk (and abroad), so must be willing to move.
Plenty of scope for skills and knowledge expansion, along with great opportunities to work in different areas of the company. The starting salary is above average for most graduate employers, with an excellent graduate development programme.
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Challenging and productive workplace
Project Engineer (Former Employee), Madrid, IAApril 6, 2013
Great workplace to start a career and get experience. Different interesting projects with the High Speed Spanish Railway Lines.
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Interesting work and good work/life balance
Senior Design Engineer (Current Employee), CrawleyMarch 9, 2013
Pros: varied work, technically challenging, good co-workers
Cons: pay and benefits
Challenging and varied work across many sectors in defense and rail. The projects are a lot longer than commercial sector and designs are challenging due harsh requirements.
I have been to exposed to a variety of technologies most of which are cutting edge but certainly not bleeding edge.
All designs must be supportable for a long time and in most cases – more... Test solutions need to last around 25 years and lead me to focus on good and flexible design and managing obsolescence.
The challenges lies with big company management style and budget constraints from national customers (MOD) but in the most case a good place to work, key are my co-workers a great laugh and technically highly skilled.
I have learned a lot about quality not quantity of documentation and code/design control and development life-cycles on large complex projects. – less
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Great experience, extremely beneficial
Engineering Intern (Former Employee), Valence, FranceFebruary 19, 2013
Department of Navigation

Designed a program able to validate the predictions given by the FMS (Flight Management System) for ATR 42, ATR 72 and Sikorsky S-76.S 76.

Improved my skills in Visual Basic and system design, learnt basic principles in Flight
Management and Avionics.
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New unexplored Industry for growth in Software Industry
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee), Irvine, CAFebruary 4, 2013
Pros: good work, sometimes boring
Cons: no good pay for city of irvine. no stock options as company is not listed
Thales IFE gives you a totally unexplored region of Software Engineering which In-Flight Entertainment. It is new and you can contribute with your new ideas and all.
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good place to work good ethics
Account Payable Specialist (Former Employee), Edison, NJNovember 12, 2012
Posting vendors invoices and posting expense reports for payment.
My co-workers all had varying personalities. The hardest part of my job was leaving it.
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Friendly with music
Kitchen Porter (Former Employee), Raynes ParkOctober 17, 2012
Pros: free lunches, works socials.
Cons: long hours 7am-4pm
A lot of lifting and cleaning, Washing up and sometimes shopping for food, or cleaning stock.
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worked all together
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee), Clarksburg, MDOctober 14, 2012
Pros: would bring in food and all share
gathering your work ,we worked from different tables at a time they would train for different work areas.Managment was good they would come bye and see if everything was ok.Coworkers we very nice to work with they would help you if you did t understand.no hardest part.getting your work out for the order they needed done.
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Flexible yet Professional
Engineering Data Analyst (Current Employee), Irvine, CAAugust 30, 2012
Flexible yet Professional environment
Learned how to work in an international arena
Co-workers are pleasant and helpful
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As Racal Excellent
Prototype Technican (Former Employee), BasingstokeAugust 20, 2012
Started to go down hil when bought out by Thompson CSF(Thales)
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Great people
Inventory Administrator Temp (Former Employee), Seattle, WAAugust 7, 2012
Pros: fun stuff always going on
Cons: job ended to fast
IT was a temp job. It was a fun and exciting new adventure and all the people where great. The company is closing so no more work for me there.
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Not sure where they are headed
Engineer (Former Employee), Clarksburg, MDJune 15, 2012
Pros: compensation
Cons: inept management, many back stabbers with large egos.
Management at Thales is very poor. They sometimes force technical decisions that are usually wrong. It's a back stabbing environment there with many large egos. Many layoffs in the last few years. They have become a slow defense contractor with questionable policies and procedures. They seem to be going nowhere but down.
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à la tête du client
technicien méthode (Former Employee), vendomeDecember 16, 2014
Pros: technicité
Cons: être à l'écoute des salariés
5 ans chez thales intérimaire. presque tous les postes effectués , mais lorsque le poste est disponible vous ne correspondez plus au physique. vous n'avez pas d'amis bien placés. donc pas d'embauche.
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Accueil et environnement de travail agréable
Gestionnaire de production (Former Employee), Châtellerault, B7December 15, 2014
Pros: horaires variables
Cons: postes ouverts en priorités aux titulaires thales et pas aux intérimaires formés sur le poste.
Je lançais des ordres de fabrication en fonction des besoins clients.
J'analysais la faisabilité des commandes clients avec le service méthodes afin de donner un délai de livraison fiable aux clients.
Je suivais avec les approvisionneurs la livraison des composants manquants pour planifier au plus juste la production. Les formations au sein de Thales – more... permettent de suivre l'évolution de notre poste et aussi de changer de poste. Mon manager était très compétent et ouvert, les échanges étaient faciles et permettaient ainsi de travailler en ayant toutes les informations utiles à la production. Aucun aspect ne m'a paru difficile. Les échanges avec la production, les méthodes, les achats et les approvisionneurs ont été très enrichissants et agréables. – less
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Zeer professionele organisatie
Grafisch werkvoorbereider (Former Employee), Hengelo OV, OVNovember 6, 2014
Pros: goede arbeidsvoorwaarden
Cons: strakke "ambtelijke" organisatie
Na ruim zeven jaar gewerkt te hebben bij Thales is de afdeling waar ik werkte afgestoten en door Vinci Facilities overgenomen.
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Un buen trabajo
Técnico de Telecomunicaciones (Former Employee), ZaragozaNovember 3, 2014
Pros: remuneracion
Cons: escasa posibilidad de promoción
Muy buen ambiente de trabajo, grandes compañeros, buena remuneración, trabajo a turnos, posibilidad de hacer horas y guardias