not giving job role (Current Employee) – Glasgow, Glasgow – 23 February 2018
Good place to work with nice people. but im sure any work place can be like this. especially for the industry we are in (dual use and controlled items)-the rates of pay are well below the average. They like to say your salary is inlcusive of all the different benefits - but if you dont have kids, dont use their health plan and dont buy more holidays then its not even close to a decent salary.
Production Test Engineer (Former Employee) – Basingstoke, Hampshire – 9 February 2018
Thales has provided me with my longest duration of employment, so this alone speaks the most volume. Being a specialised manufacturing business means great challenges and hurdles are an expected reality to one's job role and team effort. I can say that I enjoyed great support from my peers when required, helping to achieve development and production output targets alike. If you are ambitious and have the skills to match then I would recommend Thales as a good employer.
Flexible working hours, training and certification as appropriate.
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
Marketing Manager (Current Employee) – Crawley, West Sussex – 13 June 2017
There is a real emphasis on people and development. They actively seek to improve the business through a range of transformation projects. They do however struggle to communicate the strategy and rally people round a vision for the future business.
Marketing and Human Resources Intern (Former Employee) – Crawley – 26 April 2017
Having a fond interest for working in the world of business from this internship I was able to get the best of both worlds by working in two departments. I enjoyed working in a team with other graduates and the management groups, as well as loved getting independently involved in individual projects which I was able to present to other members of the team which improved my confidence. I enjoyed meeting new people who were in my position and was inspired in how their journey began to get them to where they are now.
The workplace culture was incredibly friendly, and everyone was willing to teach me new things.
Head of Communications (Former Employee) – Crawley – 18 April 2017
Like anywhere, management styles differ, but Thales is such a large organisation with varied job prospects. It's supportive of its employees in terms of training and financial rewards for those who work hard and meet their objectives.
There is an expectation to work long hours, but for those who work hard, it is recognised.
Benefits packages are tiered to levels but are generous for all. This company changes fairly quickly, so whilst there is good scope for career advancement, there can be limited job security as the organisation changes.
Good annual review and bonus structure, good career progression opportunities.