STMicroelectronics
3.4 of 5 375 reviews
www.st.com Geneva, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
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48% Approve of the CEO

STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti

Carlo Bozotti

(201 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Very good work life/balance - Good team spirit in general"
    in 57 reviews
  • "good working environment in few groups for self-motivated people"
    in 33 reviews
Cons:
  • "Few career opportunities, low salary compared to Italy's average for graduates"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Conservative decision making after taken long time to arrive de-risk"
    in 9 reviews
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Sales (Current Employee)
Schaumburg, IL

I have been working at STMicroelectronics

Prosthe overall benefits package is comparable to the ones offered by other companies. if you are an engineer it's not a bad company to work for.

Conslimited career opportunities, lack of fairness in promoting/recognizing people, lack of management support for career development/growth.

Advice to Senior Managementmore communication, support for career development/growth.

spend less time engaged in company politics!

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hope it would help ST

Technical Staff (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at STMicroelectronics

Prosas long experience will bring you easier working enviornment; ST is ranking No 1 in Europe still, has solid fab and key ctm relationship. European company won't lay off people very often, especially in ST, you won't feel high pressure.

Consinternal politics, management not clear direction discourage people work here. Strong internal relationship also make the company not very professional. the org is not stable these years, it's hard to have focus from all parties, and plus internal conflicts play important role, it is just difficult to make things. you will always see the real hard worker never get right treatment, and the best speaker can always get best reward.

Advice to Senior Managementempower right person, improve efficiency of management, lessen show up work, respect front line employee and reward them.

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Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at STMicroelectronics

Prospay check, easy job, employee oriented company, good benefits and lot of free time

Consno personal grow, low tech company, no knowledge sharing, too many employees working on the same stuff, no development, most of the development/support is based in India and that sucks

Advice to Senior Managementget people motivated

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good place to make a decent paycheck without doing much work

Applications E (Current Employee)
Carrollton, TX

I have been working at STMicroelectronics

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

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

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Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Carrollton, TX

I have been working at STMicroelectronics

ProsIt 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.

ConsManagers: 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 Senior ManagementFor 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company, bad outlook for manufacturing in the US.

Engineering Technician (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at STMicroelectronics

ProsHistorically, 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.

ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Risk averse management, government-like bureaucracy

Principal Engineer (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat technology, working with tier one suppliers and customers, exciting projects and products. Smart people to work with. Fair and decent employer with some of the best employee benefits around. Opportunity to learn.

ConsIngrained silo-mentality; not much cross-pollination between different divisions. Very hard to break into higher level management if you are not Italian or French. Internecine civil war between these fractions. Unnecessary layers of management. Company is treated as a social service by the French and Italian governments which are part owners, resulting in massive employment levels in those countries. Failures are not sanctioned. Cuts made in other parts of the world, impacting bottom line. High level decisions are often made based on political and economic realities of France and Italy, not on what is best for the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a German or American CEO. Welcome bidirectional communication with employees. Take risks. Get off the government funding – it comes with too many strings attached. Get rid of nepotism, reward excellence.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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got good learning experience

Trainee (Current Employee)
Greater Noida (India)

I have been working at STMicroelectronics as an intern for more than a year

Proswork culture is very good, chances of firing are very less

Consconversion rate after Internship are very less

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Good in some areas, bad in others.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Bristol, England (UK)

I worked at STMicroelectronics

ProsGreat people in the the Bristol site. A real centre of excellence in the company in key areas.

ConsSite now closed. All the work has been relocated - primarily to France.
Incredibly bureaucratic at times - decision making is awful at times.
Lost many good people round the world.

In the past 6-8 years has gone from #5 in the semiconductor sales rankings down to #10 - a real indictment of the top level management.

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STMicroelectronics - Stagnating Company

Engineering Specialist (Former Employee)
Greater Noida (India)

I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWork content is good but not cutting edge. Good Job Security. Work Life balance.

ConsManagement is really out-dated and out of touch of the present day market. STM continues to bleed of Money and good manpower which is leaving the company in droves. What remains is the dead wood.

Working on older technologies and innovation in products is abysmal.

Sweet talk and toeing the line of your manager is needed for you to survive.

Salary hikes are a pittance and salary structure gets revised to paint a rosy picture of your package!

Greater Noida Office is at a distant location which is quite far from the city. Hence commute gets really tough. You cannot live nearby since nearby localities have multiple issues.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to weed out the unproductive employees rather than letting go of the good ones.

Brainstorming on the future road-map and products are a must in case STM has to remain competitive. the competitors have far more mature products and technologies than STM.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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