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Avionics Technician (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLFebruary 2, 2019
Decent company to work for. Working Mon-Friday with two different shifts that allows for some schedule flexibility. Changed insurance which is kind of a bad one now.
Pros
Pto, Flex schedule
Cons
short breaks, insurance is kinda bad.
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4.0
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Too much work pressure.
Software Developer (Contractor) (Current Employee) –  Irvine, CAJanuary 6, 2019
There is so much politics with in teams and over management.
Some of the people are so much knowledgeable about the product, they won't share information with others, which reduces the productivity.
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3.0
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need some product innovation and resource reduction
Software Integration Engineer (Current Employee) –  Irvine, CADecember 26, 2018
to keep up with the speed with other competitors. here people spend more time on kick task between each group instead of putting effort to get it done, upper management looks lost their directions.
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2.0
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Great organization but workplace culture needs change
IVV Engineer (Former Employee) –  Melbourne, FLDecember 9, 2018
Some leaders are shy of leadership experience and they micromanage. The many emergency phone calls and text messages on personal cell phones of individual contributors over the weekends and in the night time, emergency meetings as well as the rude and frequent emails add cherry on the cake. Some leaders have low stress tolerance and let all their work pressure trickle down to the individual contributors. Promotion of bad culture, blaming individual contributors and french superiors is prevalent. Individual contributors often find it hard to focus.
Pros
Benefits, pay, generous PTO, facility, table tennis, coffee
Cons
Disorganized
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4.0
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Satisfying work
Sr. Technical Writer (Current Employee) –  Melbourne, FLDecember 4, 2018
My overall experience is acceptable, but poor management communication, job culture, and noisy open space seating creates an unnecessary struggle to perform at optimal rate.
Pros
Pay and flexibility
Cons
Communication and advancement
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2.0
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Overall Ok with not so good management 
Test Verification Engineer (Former Employee) –  Melbourne, FLDecember 2, 2018
The new manager and lead ran the show like you would in a mom and pop shop in some third world country. They would expect that you could read their minds. Department and company were in transition phase, therefore disorganized.
Pros
I made good money
Cons
Emergency meetings, phone calls and text messages outside business hours, disorganized
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Horrible Don't Work for Thales
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLNovember 14, 2018
Management is the worst I have ever seen. The HR laday does not care about the employee situations with the managers. Work hours are horrible, Highly stressed environment. Engineers look like amateurs, LiveTV and the Inflyt NOC are sinking that company.
Pros
Salary is ok if you are white
Cons
Poor Management Low Salary if you are not Native American
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5.0
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Awesome place to work, always challenging and pushing skills and abilities into new areas
RBP (Current Employee) –  MelbourneNovember 12, 2018
Fast paced and never a dull moment, a great place to work if you're seeking a challenge and willing to learn. A friendly and welcoming atmosphere also helps!
Pros
Great bunch of people all round
Cons
Fast pace can mean it gets frantic at times
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5.0
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No summary it was all great
Line Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315October 30, 2018
It was great place to work From right after a&p school good benifits good hours good place to be all an all the management was fantastic seemless will recommend
Pros
Na
Cons
Na
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3.0
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Overall good.
SQA Engineer former Software Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Melbourne, FLOctober 30, 2018
Overall good work life balance, compensation and benefits.
Company in transition phase, therefore disorganized. Too many meetings, which affects productivity. Lack of information sharing and team co-ordination. Planning never implemented. Engineering Management does not support employee empowerment. No training offered to most employees annually for professional career growth.
Pros
work life balance, compensation and benefits.
Cons
Company in transition phase, therefore disorganized. Too many meetings
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Very closed off company
Senior Systems Administrator (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAOctober 28, 2018
The management positions are reserved for employees that are moved from France to America and not advancement or even lateral change is available within the company.
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5.0
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Best job
Senior Technical Writer (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAOctober 27, 2018
Great job, great people, I really enjoyed working there. The compensation package was 1st rate. My boss was special, great guy. 5 weeks vacation was very helpful in a high octane job.
Pros
Work was exciting, management engaged
Cons
HR was terrible.
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5.0
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Fun, exciting place to work (Thales Visionix Division)
Principal Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Aurora, ILOctober 18, 2018
This was a fun place to work, with an exciting, important technology (Helmet Mounted Displays (HMD) for fighter pilots). Every other Friday off, other fun perks as well. Smart, motivated people, extra smart leadership.
Pros
Every other Friday off ("9/80"), other fun perks as well
Cons
Misalignment between Visionix (Aurora) and parent company TDSI (Clarksburg); needs to be corrected.
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4.0
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Interesting work
Site Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Afganistan, Iraq, Sudan, MyanmarOctober 10, 2018
Short term contracts for Surveys, Navaids repairs and Workshop.

Appreciated the opportunity to brush up my commissioning skills on Navaids and WAM and get back into survey work.
Pros
Good allowances for travel.
Cons
Short schedules means more pressure to complete on time.
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Favoring the French too much
Product Engineering (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAOctober 7, 2018
Too much uncertainty, declining sales, disguised transformation, soft layoff, racial discrimination, HR overprotecting French nationals, abusive managers, too many fingerpointing, lacking accountability, stressful environment, can’t pay suppliers on time.
Pros
PTOs, 9-4 work hours, 2 hr lunches
Cons
Changing technology, poor management, hostile work environment
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5.0
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Great learnings through hands on
Lead Industrial Mechatronics Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CASeptember 20, 2018
Great place to pick up new programming and tech skills. On research team, we receive some training. But we have opportunity to learn and contribute. Management is most supportive.
Pros
Great management style and biz model
Cons
Teams are small
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4.0
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Productive
MATERIALS COORDINATOR (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLSeptember 10, 2018
It is productive environment, always seeking to growth and continuous improvement.

I have learned a lot about the the maintenance of aviation entertainment systems.
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4.0
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Great place to work
Administrative Assistant/Assistant Office Manager (Current Employee) –  Plantation, FLAugust 30, 2018
Thales is a great place to work if you are not looking for growth. There are great people there, REALLY great people there but growth is very low. People have worked there for years and have not moved positions as moving positions is a very hard process. The most enjoyable part of the job is that there are some of the best people in the world working at Thales.
Pros
Work culture, people
Cons
stale enviornment, no movement
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5.0
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Great company and culture.
Operations Site Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Washington DC, USAAugust 17, 2018
Great company and culture, that really does care for their employees. Great office to work in, with good medical benefits which is hugely important in the USA where medical expenses are outrageous compared to our home in Australia.
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Disorganized management and too much favoritism
Product Support and Repair Manager (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAAugust 10, 2018
Many people are kept on staff even though should have been fired years ago.
There is very little cooperation between business units. Too many people with the attitude of: I won't lift a finger to help you unless there is something in it for me.
Pros
160 hours of PTO to start
Cons
very little cooperation between business units
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