STMicroelectronics
3.4 of 5 376 reviews
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STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.4 376 reviews

                             

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 64 reviews
  • "ST has a nice working environment and the people are very friendly and knowledgeable"
    in 36 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 10 reviews
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A super place for an engineer. Can move up technical, sales, or management ladders.

Applications Engineer, Pre-sales (Former Employee)
DFW, TX

I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe more you do for them, the better you are paid and the more career options you have because you build a reputation for excellent work. No one blocks you. Much autonomy for those who work hard and are competent. Good patent award program for both sole inventors and teams. Friendly professional workplace. If let go for simple business reasons, quite friendly and helpful on the way out, with severance and other helpful benefits. About the usual benefits - very good health and related programs. Very honest company.

Cons"You must enter at least five words for Cons". I don't have any complaints about my employment, really. Sorry 'bout that.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire me back.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good people but slow promotion cycle

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Burlington, MA

I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 8 years

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

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

I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 10 years

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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Where is it going now ?

Senior Engineering Manager (Current Employee)

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

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

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at STMicroelectronics

ProsThe people - diverse multicultural population - good technical resources.

ConsManagement geared too much for short term gains

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Staff Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

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

I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 10 years

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

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

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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Principal Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 8 years

ProsVery nice company to work for. Great life/work balance. Encouraged to do innovative work. Travel to Europe.

ConsThe present CEO has not been a success. The company is becoming very insular (in my opinion). From being one of the top 3 semiconductor companies it is shrinking into a medium sized power and analog products company.

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

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

Senior Software Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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