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  1.  

    A completely disfunctional organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Milan (Italy)

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

    Pros

    I talk here only about the digital sector, the one I work in.
    Potentially one could do lots of interesting work in STM on leading edge projects.

    Cons

    Management has often really no idea of what it is doing from a technical point of view.
    Lots of money are wasted on losing investments, such as CMOS technologies, only to preserve jobs in France and Italy, for political reasons.
    Careers are often based on personal relationship and/or seniority, not on real merits.
    It is also very difficult to remove unsuccessful managers, often they are left without real responsibilities, but keeping their salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign. Hoping substitutes are real businessmen, and not politicians in disguise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company in Europe but perhaps not the right place to work in the US

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People are easy going and not much work pressure , typical European culture.

    Cons

    Lot of French and Italian politics around you and you would invariably be a victim of their favoritism .US centers are considered as an overhead and never given their due importance . Management locally is sluggish and spineless with no say in company's decisions . Overall not the best place to work if you want to have a bright career . Just about ok if you want to hang in there with an attitude of old time government employee .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think Management needs an advice as they anyways have nothing in their hands , the best they do is hire people locally . All the decisions are taken from Europe .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Product & Quality Mgt Syst Senior engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product & Qual Mgt Syst Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Product & Qual Mgt Syst Senior Engineer

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Improve some aspect of management & develop my how knowledge

    Cons

    Paradoxical, authority, stress, familial compagny

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate & eradicate the intern recruiting, see to cut back all the intern physic person doesn't has high level of study & diploma and was growing in the compagny!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Level Of Veridication Done

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Delhi (India)

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to work on a single protocol for a longer time

    Cons

    No Time management, repetitive quantiy work , no quality work, running scripts and regressions only

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Don't expect anything,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Nobody will ever get fired
    Safe environment to experiment
    Work life balance
    Salary every month

    Cons

    Nothing is time-bound
    Pays the lowest possible on the market, no perks except for directors
    No development nor career opportunities except for directors
    Eternally cutting costs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less politics and more leadership. Hire competent people, don't be afraid of smart brains. If you want to gain market share, hire real sales and marketing professionals, don't let engineers take these positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Non-aggressive firm with really worst managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Lots of free time (for those who wants to get salary for doing nothing).
    Supportive HR.

    Cons

    Avg. salary hike (very nominal since last 2 years)
    If you have 4+ year of experience but you don't know dirty politics, you are in a big mess.
    No growth as managers do not leave ST.
    No learning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise for Middle Management : Do not consider people as fool, they have got better brain.

    Advise for Top Management: Please put a watchdog for the malpractices being executed by Middle Management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good upto 4 years after that time wastage

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in New Delhi (India)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Very less and simple work, even non-technical persons can also do the technical work at ST. Safe haven for inefficient managers and engineers for longer stay. Less availability of good vlsi engineers in New Delhi area therefore there is job security.

    Cons

    Most of the immediate supervisors/managers are inefficient therefore they always support their inefficient team members for their own job security and growth.
    Mostly promotions and good salary hike are given to least performer and inefficient employees causing best performer to leave the company.
    Knowledge of dirty politics is required for better growth and job security.
    Not recommended to work for more than 4 years else he/she will become jack of all trades and master of none.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior management should replace 95% of middle management.
    The team members should do appraisal to their immediate supervisor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    hmmmmm.....i liked my colleagues there..smart people but ST managed to ruin their careers successfully

    Cons

    Sad company. Pathetic Management. No vision. No guts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesnt matter. I tried. Nothing's gonna change in ST

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Going downhill.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Good culture. Understanding of time off with family, good benefits and salary. Decent bonuses, sometimes.

    Cons

    Lousy raises for the past several years. Few stock grants available. Multiple changes in senior level management and organisations with no cognisance of the devastating effects said changes will add to design in terms of risk, cycle time, and general errors have virtually guaranteed an environment where poor quality will be the norm.

    Promotions based more upon politics and schmoozing than on technical competence and management ability, and the results of this are showing, will only get worse with odd reorganizations underway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate more technical people into management positions, and/or a structure where designers' voices and concerns are heard. Place has really gone downhill these past few years, with lots of highly skilled people now looking for the exits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Inefficient and ineffective organization.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Pay not too bad. People within the project group are nice in general. Don't need to work like a slave like in some other company.

    Cons

    Management internal politics. Managers lack managerial skills, not to mention technical skills. Inefficient and ineffective cooperation between project groups (vendor and customer relationship) as there was no mutual trust. Good lead engineers left because of unsupportive work environment. In the end, project got canned and organization got reshuffled, managers replaced. In one instance, a manager from France who took over group was a total idiot, dismissed a good engineer, and eventually led the collapse of the whole group. Of course, after the damage is done, she returned home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go for management training and learn how to deal with people and peers appropriately. Know who are your gems in your staff and communicate more often.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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