Decent pay, little chance to advance, company is very short-sighted.
Clerical Support (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA – July 16, 2018
Thales pays pretty well, which makes it harder to leave for better pay. Virtually no promotions from within. Very short-sighted management, constantly reinventing and reorganizing. Too much flying by the seat of the pants, and a do it wrong, fix it later mentality across the company. Management does not like to be wrong, or challenged, and they will retaliate. Thales touts a one team philosophy, but the reality is different. More like the NFL, many teams fighting each other. I like the people I work with. I am encouraged to work independently, as long as my job is done. My hours are flexible, and PTO is usually approved without question. Overall, it's not the worst place to work, just don't expect to race up the company ladder. The job you start with will be yours for a while.
Decent pay, good experience, flexible hours when needed.
Poor long-range planning, not much advancement possible, cross-department teamwork sorely lacking.