STMicroelectronics
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STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated May 31, 2014
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STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti

Carlo Bozotti

(208 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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    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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    I never understood how they can be in the Global Top 5 (back then). Not a good company

    Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
    Agrate Brianza (Italy)

    ProsWhen I joined the job seemed like an interesting job. However, soon it turned out that the group where I worked had hardly sales. I didn't find real pros. Probably I didn't see the good sides, because they must be there. But not in Italy.

    ConsIn Italy it depends on the network you have. Skills are not the only thing that counts. One symptom was that in Agrate very few job openings were posted on the internal website (all organized in the network) , whereas in Grenoble often many jobs were posted. The sites are comparable in size. People / management doesn't keep promises and not the right people are in the right position. Colleagues were also not willing to share a lot of info with other colleagues in an order to 'be important'. For example, software was not commented so that others would not understand. I had a few employers, but ST was by far the worst.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is better to have someone work then to have someone just being present without working. So let people do the job they want to and are best at.

    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 place to learn, but not to earn

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

    Pros1. If you are a self-motivated individual. This is the best place for you as you get ample time to focus on things you wish to pursue.
    2. Work stress is at its minimal level. But, the level and complexity of work at ST is ahead or at par with industry.
    3. The existing technical cream layer of ST is deteriorating quickly. As of now there are many people in ST whom you'll love to work with.

    Cons1. The work culture is a breeding ground for people who don't work ethically. People treat the freedom given by ST to chill, hangout and no regulation is there, thus work suffers.

    2. Management layer is of old-school people politics is evident in many scenarios.

    3. Hikes are not governed by Potential and results-delivered. But, people are given hikes on impractical measures such as : colleges branding (even at experienced level) , complexity of profile is not honored (that is why solid people leave quickly).

    4. Salary is a big turn down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementST needs to consolidate its staff there are many useless people in every hierarchy. Serious thought is required on the existing appraisal process.

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

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