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STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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3.3 398 reviews

47% Approve of the CEO

STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti

Carlo Bozotti

(210 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good work life/balance - Good team spirit in general(in 70 reviews)

  • good working environment in few groups for self-motivated people(in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • Few career opportunities, low salary compared to Italy's average for graduates(in 12 reviews)

  • Conservative decision making after taken long time to arrive de-risk(in 10 reviews)

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    Potential to be a great company consistently messed up by lack of leadership, strategy & direction.

    Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsFor someone outside of Europe, a fantastic place for multi-cultural experience, particularly for business owners wanting experience dealing with international organizations.
    The guys in Grenoble lot better than rest of the Europe.
    If the BUs put their determination behind something, wonders can happen. eg., MEMs, power mgmt, etc.

    ConsThe Director level mgmt needs a forklift change. Most have scant idea how to run/grow a business.
    The leadership has no idea how to create a strategy to run a huge org; once in a while a hit comes along to save grace.
    Huge dependence at all levels on who you know to get the job done. There are hardly any processes to run a multi-segment businesses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo succeed, stop laying off US employees & remove the guarantees of lifelong-jobs in Europe. Start instilling high-performing leadership in key BUs to demonstrate performance based success.
    Reward based on performance metrics as opposed to seniority & who you know.
    Ask INSEAD to do a case study on why TI which was at the same position as STM has been able to do so successfully & implement the recommendations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company in Europe but perhaps not the right place to work in the US

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsPeople are easy going and not much work pressure , typical European culture.

    ConsLot of French and Italian politics around you and you would invariably be a victim of their favoritism .US centers are considered as an overhead and never given their due importance . Management locally is sluggish and spineless with no say in company's decisions . Overall not the best place to work if you want to have a bright career . Just about ok if you want to hang in there with an attitude of old time government employee .

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't think Management needs an advice as they anyways have nothing in their hands , the best they do is hire people locally . All the decisions are taken from Europe .

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Inefficient and ineffective organization.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay not too bad. People within the project group are nice in general. Don't need to work like a slave like in some other company.

    ConsManagement internal politics. Managers lack managerial skills, not to mention technical skills. Inefficient and ineffective cooperation between project groups (vendor and customer relationship) as there was no mutual trust. Good lead engineers left because of unsupportive work environment. In the end, project got canned and organization got reshuffled, managers replaced. In one instance, a manager from France who took over group was a total idiot, dismissed a good engineer, and eventually led the collapse of the whole group. Of course, after the damage is done, she returned home.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo for management training and learn how to deal with people and peers appropriately. Know who are your gems in your staff and communicate more often.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to retire,but worst for growth

    Design Engineer (Former Employee) Noida (India)

    Pros1.Balance life,less work pressure
    2.Subsidised meals,
    3.Mentally relax company

    Cons1.Salary not upto semicon market.
    2.Very low percent hike
    3.Quality of work is pathetic.Not good company for a fresher to start with
    4.Attrition rate is too high.

    Advice to Senior Management1.Bring the salary to industry level.
    2.Try to hire young people instead of older people.
    3.Try to bring quality work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    New technology - great, management and promotions non existant

    Imaging Applications (Former Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsLearning and using the latest technology

    ConsManagement, HR that spouted the company line permanently - didnt listen to employees.
    Complete dis-interest in recognising staff achievements - unless you were in the design team.

    Lack of pay rises and promotions, lower grade staff had minimal increases, enough to keep them on the bottom of the band levels that was all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to listen to your lower staff, feed that through your middle management and listen all the way up. Dont ignore your talent

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    really disapointed of management behaviour

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Grenoble (France)

    ProsAbility to change from one domain to another

    ConsTop management not taking care of people feedback.
    No vision but mor motivated to their own salary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpowerment is key !

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bad management

    Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsTraining on demand
    Holidays and flexi-time
    International

    ConsPolitical and frustrating
    Environment hostile to proposals and change
    Lack of procedures, methods and communication
    Low salaries
    Layoffs all over the world except in France and Italy

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe transparent

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Process Engineer (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood environment for new graduate to gain experiences

    ConsLong working hours, low pay and impossible work-life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo appreciate talents

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible place

    Engineer (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood for Slackers and boot lickers.

    ConsBiased promotion and increment. Political place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop recommending your wives as employees, they are better of as housewives. Not contributing to work yet hold high position for many many years

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    good

    Hardware Design Engineer (Current Employee) Greater Noida (India)

    Proschill life, enjoy ur personal social life

    Conswaste of carrier if u want to learn too much thing

    Advice to Senior Managementfast execution of project

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