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Thales is an engineering services company. They work with aerospace, defence, security and transportation industries.

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Based on responses from 10 employees at Thales.

Pay

    Okay
  • Only some people get paid breaks

    Do workers at Thales get paid breaks?

    Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    50% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Good
  • Most people get sick pay

    Do Thales pay sick pay?

    Yes. Most people get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    100% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Hours and flexibility

    Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Thales?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    100% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Thales feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    50% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do people at Thales get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    90% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Thales?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    60% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Okay
  • Only some people enjoy their job

    Do people at Thales enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    60% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2021 and July 2022.

  • Good
  • Most people recommend their team

    Do people at Thales recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    70% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Good
  • Most people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Thales?

    Most people got enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    80% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Thales head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    70% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Good
  • Most people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Thales is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    70% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

How Thales ranks

Thales ranks joint 21st to work for out of engineering firms.

  1. 21= Tata Steel
    7.9
  2. 21= Thales
    7.9
  3. 21= Mars
    7.9

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 11 August 2022.

Thales job reviews

  • Best thing

    Relaxed atmosphere

    Worst thing

    Terrible apprenticeship program, no structure, false promises on pay rises and career progression. Poorly organised management structure. Unprofessional blame culture. Not in line with wages compared to other companies making similar products.

    3.3

    Thales Employee, July 2022

  • Best thing

    Conditions, and the workmates

    Worst thing

    Monotony

    10

    Thales Employee, August 2021

Handy to know

How are people paid?

50%
by the hour
50%
an annual salary

Based on 10 Thales employees