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STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
407 Reviews

3.4
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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.  

    Good company to start carrier only

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prod Eng
    Current Employee - Prod Eng

    Pros

    Possibility to learn for at least 2 years. Depending on group you can find excellent people. Possibility to travel even extensively

    Cons

    No meritocracy , none possibility to grow. Carrier opportunity just political defined.
    Low salary
    Top management absolutely inadequate.
    Abnormous size for marketing group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Radical change, from top to medium management need. Offer real opportunity for each employee basing on meritocracy. Tasks ,owner must be better defined

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Staff Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    Good engineering teams, working conditions and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Management too slow to make key decisions and invest for the future. Career progression not encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company could have potential - focus should be on innovation. Be prepared to take risks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good people, poor management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    high tech enviroment, good engineers, large company

    Cons

    obsolete systems, poor leadership, awful career path for female employees (only 1 female director in USA, the HR director, what a cliche').

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company depending on which division

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    * Working environment is relaxed and comfortable
    * Compensation is very competitive to other companies with a good bonus on base salary
    * Could be a good place to learn and gain knowledge
    * Big company that can afford to tackle big markets and product lines
    * Did not lay off as aggressively as other companies during the recession

    Cons

    * Very political in terms of career advancement
    * European management is a disaster. No clear vision of what they want to do. Very slow in taking critical decisions. Can let valuable people leave the company easily.
    * There are good peers but also more than what could afforded of mediocre engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When a product fails due to management mistakes, managers should be affected and not engineers. In order to compete with American companies change has to happen at the top.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    ST

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Schaumburg, IL

    Pros

    the overall benefits package is comparable to the ones offered by other companies. if you are an engineer it's not a bad company to work for.

    Cons

    limited career opportunities, lack of fairness in promoting/recognizing people, lack of management support for career development/growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more communication, support for career development/growth.

    spend less time engaged in company politics!

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    stmicroelectronics

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    pay check, easy job, employee oriented company, good benefits and lot of free time

    Cons

    no personal grow, low tech company, no knowledge sharing, too many employees working on the same stuff, no development, most of the development/support is based in India and that sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get people motivated

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not a good company for software professional

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Greater Noida (India)

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    you get to learn only politics, nothing in techanical.
    managers are making it hell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove the managers layer if you want to get your work from engineers.
    managers dont let the engineers work. they drug you down.
    every manager is inferior about his future, ask them to work proactively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    World-class Semiconductor Company - Mismanagement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Was a Great company with excellent products,
    used to be a forward-looking company with great visions.
    enthusiastic colleagues with great drive and desires to succeed

    Cons

    Current management has no vision, lack fore-sight, focus on short-term goals ignoring long-term vision.
    Take easy, but illogical decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Company culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice environment to work in, colleagues are nice, good medical benefit

    Cons

    heavily depend on higher management decision which make every decision to be delayed or changed frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empowerment and involvement of each of every employee is important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good in some areas, bad in others.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great people in the the Bristol site. A real centre of excellence in the company in key areas.

    Cons

    Site now closed. All the work has been relocated - primarily to France.
    Incredibly bureaucratic at times - decision making is awful at times.
    Lost many good people round the world.

    In the past 6-8 years has gone from #5 in the semiconductor sales rankings down to #10 - a real indictment of the top level management.

    Disapproves of CEO

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