Corporate Culture

At Thales we believe it is important that as an employee you'll have the best experience within our organisation. We pay much attention to create the most pleasant corporate culture we can. This means that you will have the option of flexible working hours, time and location independent, with a focus on the output. Collaboration in multidisciplinary teams, as a result of which sharing knowledge between colleagues and working jointly towards goals automatically becomes part of your job. An informal working atmosphere and short lines of communication are considered important within Thales.

"Good ideas are always welcome. You are given a great deal of freedom and responsibility to turn your own job into a success."

Ivo Vermeer

Working Environment and Facilities

The Office building in Hengelo forms part of the High Tech Systems Park, a place with modern facilities. There is even a Starbucks corner in the building, where you can meet your colleagues while enjoying a cup of coffee. Do you feel the need to do sports or be active after work? Thales offers a number of sporting facilities you can use, and there is also the option of going for a walk at lunchtime in this landscaped park. Our Shared Facility Centre houses a modern company restaurant where you can choose from an extensive lunch menu. The SFC also offers a number of larger meeting and presentation rooms.

Are you following your internship with Thales? Join Volonta, the Thales study association, which will organize different (social) activities. As a ‘young employee’ at Thales, you’ll automatically join the YES (Young Employee Society). The YES organizes study trips, ski events, business lunches and other activities for getting to know your new colleagues better.

Employment Conditions

As an employee of Thales, we offer you, besides a nice working environment and a pleasant working atmosphere, a good salary and benefits. We offer a complete package, for example:

- A competitive salary
- 27 holidays + 13 ADV days (shorter working hours)
- Holiday allowance of 8%
- Variable profit-sharing scheme
- Fixed end-of-year bonus of 2%
- A good pension scheme
- A la carte options for accruing hours/salary and the option to (partly) use this balance for an activity of your choice
- Travel allowance, depending on where you live
- The option to participate in the collective healthcare insurance scheme under favourable conditions
- Good training and development opportunities, including through our own Thales University
- International career options

Do you fit into our culture?

"Proud of Thales"

This is a frequently heard reply when asking our colleagues what it is like to work at Thales. Passion for the product and working in an international high-tech environment where ideas and initiative are appreciated. Sounds interesting? Perhaps your interests and ambitions are in line with our way of working and organisation.

"Employees at Thales are proud of the innovative high-tech environment they work in."

Jan-Willem van Beek

Besides the fact that at Thales you can work with the most innovative technologies and in multidisciplinary teams, we believe it is important that you feel at home within our culture. Openness and sound mutual cooperation, being involved in each other's work and ideas, freedom and responsibility in your job and developing initiatives; much attention is paid to this way of working.


Internship, graduation project or job?

Are you curious whether you fit into the Thales culture? And would you like to share your knowledge with Thales and contribute to joint results through an internship, graduation project or job? Then click here to view our vacancies and see if there is an interesting assignment/job for you.
You can't see any particular vacancy that triggers your interest at the moment? Then keep an eye on our job site for the latest updates or send an e-mail with your CV, motivation and any proposals (in case of a graduation project) to

"At Thales you are the architect of your own career; professional and personal development form a very important ingredient of this."

Sarah Kranenburg

Thales Group - Recruitment 4

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