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STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.4 401 reviews

47% Approve of the CEO

STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti

Carlo Bozotti

(211 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Overall, it was a fantastic experience, the people are friendly and welcoming.

    Document Control Specialist - Lead Auditor (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsMulti-cultural atmosphere. I learned so much in the work environment at ST, it has helped me a great deal moving forward.

    ConsThe CEO retired and the replacement was not there for the employees, things changed and the company values were not upheld.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to listen to your employees, take notice when one of them is unhappy or if the department is having issues. If you are pro-active then the group will be very productive. It's when concerns fall on deaf ears that employees get discouraged and then find work elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    7 Years in STMicroElectronics

    Software/HW Engineer (Current Employee) Tunis, MT

    ProsWhen you work at STM, you got the opportunity to access a very interesting domain of technology. Every day you are learning something new ...
    the work environment is cute and friendly.

    ConsSome projects arrived in a critical path and you find yourself working under stress (project value : some Million of dollars). Hurry up, do your job quickly but do it correctly ...

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

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    Potential to be a great company consistently messed up by lack of leadership, strategy & direction.

    Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsFor someone outside of Europe, a fantastic place for multi-cultural experience, particularly for business owners wanting experience dealing with international organizations.
    The guys in Grenoble lot better than rest of the Europe.
    If the BUs put their determination behind something, wonders can happen. eg., MEMs, power mgmt, etc.

    ConsThe Director level mgmt needs a forklift change. Most have scant idea how to run/grow a business.
    The leadership has no idea how to create a strategy to run a huge org; once in a while a hit comes along to save grace.
    Huge dependence at all levels on who you know to get the job done. There are hardly any processes to run a multi-segment businesses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo succeed, stop laying off US employees & remove the guarantees of lifelong-jobs in Europe. Start instilling high-performing leadership in key BUs to demonstrate performance based success.
    Reward based on performance metrics as opposed to seniority & who you know.
    Ask INSEAD to do a case study on why TI which was at the same position as STM has been able to do so successfully & implement the recommendations.

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

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    Good company to start carrier only

    Prod Eng (Current Employee)

    ProsPossibility to learn for at least 2 years. Depending on group you can find excellent people. Possibility to travel even extensively

    ConsNo meritocracy , none possibility to grow. Carrier opportunity just political defined.
    Low salary
    Top management absolutely inadequate.
    Abnormous size for marketing group

    Advice to Senior ManagementRadical change, from top to medium management need. Offer real opportunity for each employee basing on meritocracy. Tasks ,owner must be better defined

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    Good people but slow promotion cycle

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Burlington, MA

    ProsPeople, diversity, benefits, mobility potential, European roots, travel, pension plan, good 401k matching, work life balance, cross functional tasks,

    ConsSlow to promote, minimal stock allowances, lower pay than competitors, salary increase just matches inflation, constant cost-cutting programs, not investing enough in US as French and Italian employees cannot be layer off.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Where is it going now ?

    Senior Engineering Manager (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    STMicroelectronics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people - diverse multicultural population - good technical resources.

    ConsManagement geared too much for short term gains

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    Staff Software Engineer

    Staff Software Engineer (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGood engineering teams, working conditions and work/life balance.

    ConsManagement too slow to make key decisions and invest for the future. Career progression not encouraged.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis company could have potential - focus should be on innovation. Be prepared to take risks.

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

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    One of the best work experiences an employee could hope . Great culture and work environment.

    Process Engineer (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsCulture, management was great, overall leadership was excellent. Always room for growth opportunities. Forward thinking mfg style. Always looking to improve.

    ConsFrench and Italian based company. This ultimately led to the closing of all mfg sites in the US.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould have kept the US mfg facilities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Had a great internship

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Lake Oswego, OR

    ProsI had a great internship in The Portland Group, which used to be part of STMicroelectronics at that time. There were a lot of great people to learn from and interesting challenging tasks.

    ConsCompany is not in its best shape for last few years, therefore there are limited career opportunities. Hopefully that would change in the future.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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