STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
418 Reviews
3.4
418 Reviews
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STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti
Carlo Bozotti
218 Ratings

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 place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    good place to work. nice people and opportunities to work on interesting projects with leading edge technologies. Very stable company.

    Cons

    ST is an European company, so the focus is in Europe and not in US. working here you feel you are very distant from the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in US presence. while we are a European company we need to keep reinforcing our presence in US where our customers and competitors operate

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good benefits, poor vision

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Direct managers take in consideration their employees, work/life balance is good, payed time off is more than adequate.
    401k matching and pension plan.

    Cons

    Lacking formalization and internal information exchange, limited possibilities to grow, frequent reorganizations show confusion in the upper management. Following every single wish of the customer doesn't always lead to better products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on fewer things and do those things well. It's better to be masters at something than average at everything.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Eye-opening to the way business operate while not having a major presence in the United States.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Growth within my major, great people who cared about seeing me succeed,

    Cons

    Long hours during the holiday shut down due to logistics issues and closing out account at the end of the year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience for start your career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Very international and if your position allow it lots of interaction with management from different Business units. Lots of advantages out of the work and great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation plan very bad in France and career progression very slow. Bounuses are very small or inexistent at lower levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management promotion is very much based on seniority and age rather than in meritocracy. There should be a program for young talent to promote young management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Typical big company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Good benefits, very quality driven culture, driven to be best manufacturing location worldwide.

    Cons

    Constant, unrelenting pressure. Company closed this profitable location based on internal politics. Lack of real cooperation from corporate offices.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Passively Aggressive, appears laid back but executes well.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Great quality of life. Excellent benefits. Variable component to pay for most job categories helps strive for more. Work life balance couldn't be better. Fair treatment. Customer responsive. Flexibility and full autonomy on how to do yr job!

    Cons

    All senior, VP and C-level positions are held almost exclusively by Europe based employees. If you don't ask for it, you probably won't get it. Workplace itself is depressingly quiet instead of buzzing with activities. HR department is practically worthless in North America, adds no value! Educated and senior employees are left feeling short changed except for generous benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by Example. Set politics, differences and personal agenda apart and deal rationally with the customer. Be more hands on and better informed about your product instead of talking money immediately with the customer. Leverage individuals with a strong background to aid generate data for decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Large company environment with good tool infrastructure

    Cons

    Veritical growth oppurtunities are limited
    no ESSP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More aggressive

  9.  

    Good opportunity to grow. Upper management don't care about US R&D

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Did a lot. Relatively fair

    Cons

    Upper management screwed up everything Engineers/line-1 management did

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep US R&D relatively independent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    STMicroelectronics, only good for European.

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer IV  in  Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer IV in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Good benefit package until plant is shut down by European politics.

    Cons

    Tough management, no family time, pro-European.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carlo Bozotti only cares about what the investors say, no vision.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Place to work if you can just blend into the mediocrity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment
    Good benefits
    Competitive Salary

    Cons

    Relaxed environment benefits the people who are lazy or subpar performers
    Career advancement is slow
    Management style and direction is inconsistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the top performers and get rid of the lackies

    Disapproves of CEO

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