STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Where is it going now ?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worldwide Cie, Work vs life balance, product range, own fab

    Cons

    Direction not clear in the last 5 years, too many organization changes


  2. STMicroelectronics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people - diverse multicultural population - good technical resources.

    Cons

    Management geared too much for short term gains


  3. For employees by acquisition not many upside career paths in ST.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have well documented and organized company policies to follow with. Goals of each person, team, division, and business unit are very clear.

    Cons

    Hard to get the support from other groups or corporate. Hard to get enough resources for the groups that acquired by ST. Career paths inside ST are limited. Benefit plan is not so good.

    Advice to Management

    For product development, should be fair to the groups acquired by ST to get enough resources to get the jobs done.


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  5. Overall Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good technical class of people to work with.

    Cons

    Very poor management for North America Operation. Management from Geneva are completely disconnected from North America region. So growth and future are skeptical if you are located in this region.

    Advice to Management

    Do not close sites by looking at financial numbers. Management must see the potential or capabilities of the product. Number will automatically increase when product will go to market in a larger volume. DO not hesitate to try new thing. Every companies is doing that now. Intel changed its face from tradiation Microprocessor to SOcs and tablets, nvidia started makinng CPU, Microsoft entered more and more into hardware so ST should think beyond its MEMS and microcontrollers.


  6. a good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Product Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Director Product Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    very good technologies, in particular Sensors and Image related

    Cons

    slow in action, when competing in highly demanding markets

    Advice to Management

    focus on building sense of emergency and competition with other companies


  7. Technical marketing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable, European based, Big Company, Pension

    Cons

    Slow, not flexible, Bureaucratic, no chance for promotion for non-European employee


  8. Helpful (1)

    Bad management with excellent engineers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Principal Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Contractor - Senior Principal Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Engineers are excellent and working very hard. The vacation policy is as flexible as European company can. You could take 4-5 weeks off in a row. MEMS is being dominated by STM worldwide.

    Cons

    Engineering talents suffer from mismanagement. Upper management cannot let redundant employees in Europe because of the tight labor environment. Therefore, STM carries all financial burdens to maintain more than 50K people.

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn how to boost morale


  9. Very talented workforce, direction not always clear

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Individual contributors are very skilled and motivated. The company usually allows for a good degree of freedom in how we execute our work and are responsible for our results. In general there is more attention to the people than in other, pure american, companies

    Cons

    Management sometimes loses focus and top directives are not clear or not always coherent. It requires a lot of self-direction and self-motivation. Salary range is not always in line with local competitors (Arizona / Colorado / California)

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions and stick to them, unless they're proven wrong.


  10. good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  11. Good benefits, poor vision

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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