Senior Bid and Programme Manager (Former Employee) – Basingstoke, Hampshire – 15 November 2017
No two days were the same. The Project and Bid review meeting on a Monday always threw up some very interesting idea's to be working on. The co-location of different Engineering teams was excellent, however it was made much more difficult when the location was split over two sites. A bad move in my opinion
Being a French Company every Friday was knock off at 1230hrs
Longer hours worked during the week for the early knock off
Functional Tester (Current Employee) – London – 19 March 2017
Great place to work and grow professionally, especially when you have the ambition to do so. The management needs some improvements but they do react to any requests of their staff members. The company is recognised as an international one and tend to look after their employees, offering various benefits and offers from various stores, gyms and other places of interest. They also offer health insurance for their employees.
Corporate Receptionist (Current Employee) – Addlestone – 30 January 2017
Thales is great compnay to work for. The atmosphere is relaxed but professional. Reception is very busy, providing an first class service. As part of a team we work well together and have fun in our day to day schedule.
HR Assistant (Former Employee) – Crawley, West Sussex – 13 January 2017
Thales was a great place to work, I had the opportunity to learn many new skills. The largest area my skills developed were within customer services. All of my roles have been customer facing, allowing me to develop some personal sensitivity when dealing with customers from different areas and cultural differences. I got along very well with all of my co-workers, both within HR and then in my later role in Secure Communications. The management at Thales was good, I was given many opportunities to further my career there and learn skills in management and processing alongside customer care.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Crawley, West Sussex – 13 January 2017
I worked for Thales UK in Crawley for 6 months, then unfortunately company funding did not cover my continuance. Very well organised. Good office facilities (including complementary drinks). Competent managers.
Good working environment. Effective senior managers. Complementary vended drinks.
No gym (it closed down). Shaky job security for management grades.
Project Controller (Current Employee) – Bristol – 3 October 2016
I have really enjoyed working in the Thales PMO. There is a strong teamwork ethos where colleagues adopt a can do helpful approach. I have felt empowered and encouraged throughout and the management has fully supported my ambitions and growth.
Poor management and inadequate training, no development prospects
Mechanical Technician (Former Employee) – Crawley – 23 September 2016
Very negative experience. Inadequate training, 'mentor' did not have the skills to train effectively, promised development, never materialised. I did not have access to the appropriate tools to carry out jobs to my best abilities, job description very misleading, asks primarily for mechanical assembly, but skills required asks for prototype skills which were never called upon.All prototype work that did become available was kept by one person.Peer colleague acted like supervisor, made inappropriate comments frequently, kept job material to oneself. Very isolating environment, zero support. Incompetent management. Never experienced such a negative impact on my working experience ever.
Inadequate management, poor communication, inadequate training, no development, unhelpful and unfriendly staff.