The company operates flexible start and finish times. Start between 07:00 - 09:30. Finish between 15:30 - 19:00.Graduate, TemplecombeHelpful?
37 hours a week officially but it does tend to be more. Obviously there are pressures on everyone to meet deadlines but that comes with any job. The company however is very flexible with hours and operates a flex-time scheme.Graduate, CrawleyHelpful?
It is flexible in the sense that I have a set number of hours per week. Originally, it was not mentioned how flexible the number of hours is, such as whether you are allowed to work more hours on some days and have one day completely off, which you are not. There are core working hours from Monday to Friday, and the non-paid lunch break is mandatory, which make things a lot less flexible than they could be.Graduate, CheadleHelpful?
Company is very flexible - hours tend to be longer days on Mon-Thurs but a half day Friday.Graduate, BasingstokeHelpful?
I work 37 hours a week, split as 8.25 hours Monday-Thursday and 4 hours on Friday. The starting time is flexible, so I can come in any time between 7 and 9.30, meaning I can be finished by 11 a.m. on a Friday!Graduate, ReadingHelpful?
I feel comfortable working my normal 37.25 hours per week. I work half days on a Friday. I am able to do overtime when I want a little extra cash. My company does not do flexible working.Software Engineer, BasingstokeHelpful?
On average I spend roughly 45 hours a week in the office. These hours are worked flexibly, with start and finish times variable, although we are no longer allowed to use excess hours to take a day or half-day off. Weekend work occurs on occasion, but is normally optional, and rarely forced if one is unavailable.Software Engineer, BasingstokeHelpful?
I work around 40 hours a week, although there is overtime compensation. They will occasionally require you to work weekends or late but again this is paid and I have only had this once in my 3 1/2 years at Thales. Additionally, there is flexi time available but this is site dependant and not a company-wide policy.Graduate, Market AnalystHelpful?
I spend an average of 40 hours in the office a week. I have never had to work at weekends, although closer to release, that might change. My office is very flexible with regards to start and finish times, as long as you make up the correct amount of hours. My holiday allowance is pretty generous, and I have not yet been refused leave.Graduate, Software EngineerHelpful?
I very, very rarely spend longer than my contracted 37.25 hours a week in the office. As long as you are progressing well with your work, Thales respects your work-life balance. I have NEVER had to work at a weekend. Thales is also very flexible with working hours – doctors/dentists appointments are allowed for (typically a morning or afternoon off to attend such an appointment), hours can be made up later in the week if you need to leave early for any reason. Also, within my division at my site, we work 8.25 hours Monday – Thursday and only 4.25 on Friday, giving us a 2.5 day weekend – that's very nice to have! I receive 25 days holiday per year, but days can not typically be rolled over from year to year unless you have a justified reason for not using your holiday up (e.g. Looming project deadlines, etc.). Unpaid leave can be taken if further holiday is required if agreed by your manager. New graduates from 2011 will receive 26 days holiday – why new graduates should receive a day more than existing graduates I don't know!!!Software Engineer, CrawleyHelpful?
I often do overtime but am paid for it, not forced to work extra but choose to normally. Core hours are 9-4 but this is normally flexible.Software Engineer, CrawleyHelpful?
Depending on workload and what the project demands, weekend working can be done. I have personally been on several very demanding projects recently, which have meant I've worked around four hours on a few weekends. Overtime is paid (time x 1.75) for a Sunday. Holiday is 25 days a year and this is on top of bank holidays and a shutdown between Christmas and New Year; additional holiday cannot be purchased.Mechanical Engineer, GlasgowHelpful?
I probably spend on average 38 hours in the office each week, depending on workload. If my project is at a crucial stage I sometimes come in to put in the extra work so that the team can meet deadlines, however personally I prefer to do this in the evenings as opposed to weekends. The opportunity for overtime is sometimes offered/requested although obviously nothing is compulsory. Thales is very good for its flexibility – I can start between 7.30am and 9.30am and therefore finish between 4pm and 6pm (though doing no more or less than 8.5 hours a day – it is not possible to save up hours). We also finish at lunchtime on a Friday every week, which is a wonderful luxury and very useful.Electronic Engineer, GlasgowHelpful?
The contracted work hours are fair (37.5) and the flexible working hours policy is one of the company’s biggest assets. Overtime is often expected of individuals and I am usually in the office over 40 hours a week on average, but this is paid up until your salary surpasses a certain level.Midlevel, Software EngineerHelpful?
I work a 37.5 hour week, but get paid overtime for anything above that. I am generally in for just over 40 hours a week. I have occasionally done weekends, but wasn’t in any way pressured by anyone other than myself to get the job done. Current flexi-time is excellent, and overtime can be traded into flexi-leave. However, later in the year our site is relocating to Bristol and we lose most of this flexibility and haven’t had a good reason as to why. Currently I am very happy with the situation, as marked above, but my opinion will change before the end of the year as the changes with the site move become apparent.Graduate, Hardware Engineer, WellsHelpful?