STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti
Carlo Bozotti
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  • Work life balance if you're under Business Group (in 75 reviews)

  • multi-culture working environment, friendly colleague (in 42 reviews)

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  • Company decision making is very slow (in 13 reviews)

  • Low salary compared to industry (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Inefficient and ineffective organization.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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 .


  3. Helpful (3)

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

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

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. It used to be a great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Coppell, TX

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wide variety of work. Supported professional activities.

    Cons

    Now it's dominated by cost cutting and politics.

    Advice to Management

    Chasing off your best people is not a good long term strategy.


  6. Going downhill.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture. Understanding of time off with family, good benefits and salary. Decent bonuses, sometimes.

    Cons

    Lousy raises for the past several years. Few stock grants available. Multiple changes in senior level management and organisations with no cognisance of the devastating effects said changes will add to design in terms of risk, cycle time, and general errors have virtually guaranteed an environment where poor quality will be the norm. Promotions based more upon politics and schmoozing than on technical competence and management ability, and the results of this are showing, will only get worse with odd reorganizations underway.

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate more technical people into management positions, and/or a structure where designers' voices and concerns are heard. Place has really gone downhill these past few years, with lots of highly skilled people now looking for the exits.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Horrible

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    hmmmmm.....i liked my colleagues there..smart people but ST managed to ruin their careers successfully

    Cons

    Sad company. Pathetic Management. No vision. No guts.

    Advice to Management

    Doesnt matter. I tried. Nothing's gonna change in ST


  8. Good upto 4 years after that time wastage

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in New Delhi (India)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very less and simple work, even non-technical persons can also do the technical work at ST. Safe haven for inefficient managers and engineers for longer stay. Less availability of good vlsi engineers in New Delhi area therefore there is job security.

    Cons

    Most of the immediate supervisors/managers are inefficient therefore they always support their inefficient team members for their own job security and growth. Mostly promotions and good salary hike are given to least performer and inefficient employees causing best performer to leave the company. Knowledge of dirty politics is required for better growth and job security. Not recommended to work for more than 4 years else he/she will become jack of all trades and master of none.

    Advice to Management

    The senior management should replace 95% of middle management. The team members should do appraisal to their immediate supervisor.


  9. Non-aggressive firm with really worst managers

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of free time (for those who wants to get salary for doing nothing). Supportive HR.

    Cons

    Avg. salary hike (very nominal since last 2 years) If you have 4+ year of experience but you don't know dirty politics, you are in a big mess. No growth as managers do not leave ST. No learning.

    Advice to Management

    Advise for Middle Management : Do not consider people as fool, they have got better brain. Advise for Top Management: Please put a watchdog for the malpractices being executed by Middle Management.


  10. Don't expect anything,

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nobody will ever get fired Safe environment to experiment Work life balance Salary every month

    Cons

    Nothing is time-bound Pays the lowest possible on the market, no perks except for directors No development nor career opportunities except for directors Eternally cutting costs

    Advice to Management

    Less politics and more leadership. Hire competent people, don't be afraid of smart brains. If you want to gain market share, hire real sales and marketing professionals, don't let engineers take these positions


  11. Level Of Veridication Done

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Delhi (India)

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work on a single protocol for a longer time

    Cons

    No Time management, repetitive quantiy work , no quality work, running scripts and regressions only



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