STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
415 Reviews
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STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    To 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lot 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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 .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Inefficient and ineffective organization.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Pay 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Go 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Worst place to be if you are ambitious

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Leader  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Greater Noida (India)

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get freedom to do the work you desire even get to work form scratch. Cooperative work culture. The cause of such freedom is sluggish senior staff. So, basically you are left on your own. Thus, this place is good as long as you self-driven.

    Cons

    No recognition of Talent. Highly political environment. Mostly good people leave ST at some point of time, then ST rewards and retains the sluggish bunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to change drastically. Currently, ST is going towards a dead halt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to retire,but worst for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Noida (India)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1.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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    New technology - great, management and promotions non existant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Imaging Applications  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Imaging Applications in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Learning and using the latest technology

    Cons

    Management, 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    really disapointed of management behaviour

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Grenoble (France)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Grenoble (France)

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Ability to change from one domain to another

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empowerment is key !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Bad management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Training on demand
    Holidays and flexi-time
    International

    Cons

    Political 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Process Engineer

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good environment for new graduate to gain experiences

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To appreciate talents

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Horrible place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good for Slackers and boot lickers.

    Cons

    Biased promotion and increment. Political place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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