STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. a good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Product Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Director Product Marketing in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

  2. Technical marketing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Stable, European based, Big Company, Pension

    Cons

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

  3. Helpful (1)

    Bad management with excellent engineers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Principal Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Contractor - Senior Principal Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ

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

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

    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

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  5. Very talented workforce, direction not always clear

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  6. good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    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

  7. Good benefits, poor vision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    No opinion of CEO
    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.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

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

    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.

  9. Good experience for start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Typical big company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  11. Passively Aggressive, appears laid back but executes well.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

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

    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 Management

    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.

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