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Okay experince
Intern (Former Employee) –  Canada30 October 2018
Solid company but lacks competent leadership; not enough focus on people and professional development
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3.0
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Thales Services, a simple big company
Data-Scientist (Current Employee) –  Paris30 October 2018
Thales has a strong history of warfare & cybersecurity.
This company is entitled to the French government & others french compagnies. It's goal is to give France a good, reliable, proactive, industrial force to the Defence department of the french government.

It doesn't have a strong company job culture, as it's main goal is to create & deliver products, materials, & solution to defence & warfare.

Managment is medium, but if you are doing a good job, you can make a complete career at Thales, it has a lot of different activity areas, and you can easily switch between them thanks to the project oriented managment culture.

Don't expect to have a good salary at the begining though, skills are very lately considered as valuable. (you will have to wait a little bit of time).

Job work/life balance is very bad, you can easily be absorbed by your work & never have external activities, even if the campus give you the opportunities. There are some big change and improvment to be made here ! Directly linked to job culture.

This company needs a job culture.
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5.0
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C'était bien
STAGE - Ingénieur informatique en système embarqué (Former Employee) –  Bordeaux (33)27 October 2018
Expérience très enrichissante. Équipe très interessantes.
Pros
Équipe d'expert
Cons
Les bouchons
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5.0
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Awesome place to work
Accounts Payable Executive (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 September 2018
Work life balance very perfect . My manager she was very good . Work culture was very good and supportive to day to day life . Pay scale was aslo not bad .CFO is very good and cooperative .
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4.0
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Equal opportunity work place
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 July 2018
Equal opportunity work place for every body. Home-life balance work place for employees.
Pleasant environment to work. Good team players. Good team work.
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1.0
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Terrible management
Field Engineer Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 July 2018
They say that work-life balance is values but in practice they don't care. I've dealt with extremely awful management who took advantage of ambitious company procedures to manipulate employees; Any complaints to HR was useless and only backfires.
Pros
O.K. Benefits
Cons
long hours, no compensation for your efforts, toxic culture.
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3.0
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Environnement sympa mais inertie trop importante
Engineering Intern (Current Employee) –  Cannes25 April 2018
Domaine d'activité passionnant, environnement de travail très agréable. Mais inconvénients d'une grande entreprise (inertie trop importante, pas de réactivité, manque d'autonomie)
Cons
Grosse entreprise avec une inertie trop importante
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4.0
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Productive and good work environments
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC26 February 2018
Productive and good work environments.
This company provides automatic control system to ground transportation, for example, subway. Your contribution is linked to daily life of millions of people.
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Terrible place to work
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON17 February 2018
Stressed out overworked employees are the norm. Many backstabbing coworkers, unreal expectations. Bad work environment especially for junior engineers and other lower level positions.
Pros
Pay is okay, free coffee, free parking, interesting projects to work on.
Cons
Expect to do the job of 2 employees with no recognition for your hard work.
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5.0
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The work covered a wide range of designs and reliability/safety issues.
Head hardware reliability/safety analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 February 2018
Thales provided a good working environment. There was excellent team work between various engineers of different disciplines. The job required knowledge of all aspects of reliability and hardware safety.
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3.0
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Easy going Environment
Senior Network Design Specialist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 November 2017
As a large corporation, it tends to operate in the same fashion, just like any other large enterprise. Things will have to take their full course before they get done.
Pros
Flexible hours of work.
Cons
Sometimes tasks can get very demanding, with two or more happening at the same time.
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5.0
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Flexible Working Hours
Senior System Design Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 November 2017
Thales is flexible working hours and multicultural environment.
Very technical working environment
Learned site quality audits, test plan activities
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5.0
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Good Company to work
C/C++ Developer (Contract) (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 November 2017
i would give 5 star for this company, lots of fun no pressure, people are good, management is good. only drawback with this company is that you cannot improve your knowledge.
Pros
no upgrade of skills.
Cons
salary, people and managment
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4.0
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Not a bad place to start
Systems Design Intern (Former Employee) –  North York, ON29 October 2017
At the time I worked there they weren't getting to many projects so a lot of people were leaving and for interns there is either no work or too much work.
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4.0
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Very open to new ideas and innovation
PROJECT INTERN (Former Employee) –  Glasgow1 October 2017
- Typical day would include a meeting with the mentor to discuss the targets and progress
- I learnt a lot about the research methods that need to tailor made for each project.
- The management was very appraochable
- Most enoyable part of job was the opportunities in terms of product development- the range of products they were working on and the global reach of the products
Pros
Great mentors
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4.0
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work place with Gym
ELECTRICAL DESIGNER (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 September 2017
Very good company to work. People are friendly and co-operative.
Continuous learning and developing process.
Advanced technology application and detail oriented
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4.0
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distribution was the only place that pass 13 consecutive years with no comment
Manager (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC12 September 2017
It use to be fun and exiting to work for A prestigious company like Thales .Unfortunately the France own and control and the frequent change of management created a chaos. and no stability with clear focus
Pros
5 weeks vacation
Cons
multitasking daily
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4.0
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Overall a decent company
Contractor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 August 2017
Good place to work, learn and develop your skills if you are hardworking and ready to work for long hours, working weekends then this is just the right place to be.
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2.0
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enjoyable
Senior Application Designer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 August 2017
It was a fun place to work when management did not micro manage. There were people that management listen to for the wrong assessment of how things should be done. I enjoy working with co-workers from other departments. For most of years at Thales, my typical day would be assembling and/or trouble shooting simulators for testing of soft ware for urban transportation (i.e. TTC).
Pros
Flex time
Cons
micro management
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1.0
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Just a bad place to work
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON27 June 2017
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.
Pros
Wonderful hardworking colleagues, coffee machines on each floor, benefits
Cons
Long hours, thankless job, poor raises, management has favorites.
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