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STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.4 399 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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    Good company to start carrier only

    Prod Eng (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNo meritocracy , none possibility to grow. Carrier opportunity just political defined.
    Low salary
    Top management absolutely inadequate.
    Abnormous size for marketing group

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

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    Staff Software Engineer (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

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

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

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

    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 people, poor management

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    Proshigh tech enviroment, good engineers, large company

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company depending on which division

    Principal Engineer (Former Employee) 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 Senior ManagementWhen 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.

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    Sales (Current Employee) Schaumburg, IL

    Prosthe 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.

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

    Advice to Senior Managementmore communication, support for career development/growth.

    spend less time engaged in company politics!

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    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

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

    Consno 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 Senior Managementget people motivated

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    World-class Semiconductor Company - Mismanagement

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsWas 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

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

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpowerment and involvement of each of every employee is important.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good in some areas, bad in others.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bristol, England (UK)

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

    ConsSite 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.

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    STMicroelectronics - Stagnating Company

    Engineering Specialist (Former Employee) Greater Noida (India)

    ProsWork content is good but not cutting edge. Good Job Security. Work Life balance.

    ConsManagement is really out-dated and out of touch of the present day market. STM continues to bleed of Money and good manpower which is leaving the company in droves. What remains is the dead wood.

    Working on older technologies and innovation in products is abysmal.

    Sweet talk and toeing the line of your manager is needed for you to survive.

    Salary hikes are a pittance and salary structure gets revised to paint a rosy picture of your package!

    Greater Noida Office is at a distant location which is quite far from the city. Hence commute gets really tough. You cannot live nearby since nearby localities have multiple issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to weed out the unproductive employees rather than letting go of the good ones.

    Brainstorming on the future road-map and products are a must in case STM has to remain competitive. the competitors have far more mature products and technologies than STM.

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

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