STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
414 Reviews

3.4
414 Reviews
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STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Company for self-starters.

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Personal Growth. A lot of freedom. Work with talented people from all across the globe. Innovative technology and large production capacity. Good benefits. Ability to invent yourself. Open communication with local management.

    Cons

    Poor direction from Europe for USA. Slow moving on technology changes. Organization needs better definition and support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater value of dedicated employees. Faster product introduction and adapting to market changes. Better coordination between regions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    7 Years in STMicroElectronics

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    Current Employee - Software/HW Engineer  in  Tunis, MT
    Current Employee - Software/HW Engineer in Tunis, MT

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    When 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.

    Cons

    Some 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 ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    For 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    To 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to start carrier only

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    Current Employee - Prod Eng
    Current Employee - Prod Eng

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No meritocracy , none possibility to grow. Carrier opportunity just political defined.
    Low salary
    Top management absolutely inadequate.
    Abnormous size for marketing group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people but slow promotion cycle

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Burlington, MA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Slow 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    Former Employee - Document Control Specialist - Lead Auditor  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Document Control Specialist - Lead Auditor in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Where is it going now ?

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    STMicroelectronics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    The people - diverse multicultural population - good technical resources.

    Cons

    Management geared too much for short term gains

  10.  

    Staff Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have kept the US mfg facilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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