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Good Company, bad outlook for manufacturing in the US.

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Current Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at STMicroelectronics

Pros

Historically, they've treated their employees with respect and fairness under the management of Pasqualli Pistorio. They've respected the environment and tried to enact policies to protect it and recycle anywhere possible. The company has been an aggressive leader in this respect. One of the top ten Semiconductor companies in the world.

Cons

They are divesting their American manufacturing operations and moving everything overseas to China and Singapore. There will be no more manufacturing operations in the United States when this is completed. The target date for completion is June 2009, but it could come much sooner.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The new CEO is in my opinion, untried and moving to divest or consolidate most of their manufacturing base. I would advise him to not rely too heavily on one success road-map. The off ramp may not be what or where you're you're expecting it to be. I think entirely giving up the U.S. presence is a mistake that will be paid for later.

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    good place to make a decent paycheck without doing much work

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    Current Employee - Applications E  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Applications E in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    decent pay, good benefits. The european culture give you a lot vacation time. Awesome place if you want to get paid for not doing much.

    Cons

    internal Politics. Company is heavily europe centric and building an empire is high on every managers list. Too many people doing too little work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce company's dependence on the euro. Don't try to improve the company's bottom line by keeping business expenses low.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    It is generally a pleasant place to work and co-workers tend to be interesting individuals.

    The 401K and health benefits package is good and inexpensive.

    The site cafeteria is very good, and cheap.

    They are good about keeping new-ish computers and other tools updated for people to use.

    Considering the chemicals used in making semiconductors, the safety is very good.

    Cons

    Managers: Runs the gamut from great professionals to petty tyrants. The company culture does not seem to cultivate any uniformity there. Roll the dice.

    Vacation: They call the vacation package "flexible time off", but ST forces employees to take many hours/days of vacation at arbitrary times in a quarterly effort to make the books look good, even when the employees do not want to take off and do not have to take off for business reasons. Disciplinary action is threatened in writing against those who resist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For a Fench-Italian company operating 2 plants in the USA, moving all the plant operations offshore to China and dumping 2000 Americans on the street is not the way to grow business in the USA.

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