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STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
434 Reviews
3.3
434 Reviews
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STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good working culture with good work life balance (in 75 reviews)

  • good working environment in few groups for self-motivated people (in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • Conservative decision making after taken long time to arrive de-risk (in 13 reviews)

  • Few career opportunities, low salary compared to Italy's average for graduates (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    • 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 an 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
  2.  

    good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    good place to work. nice people and opportunities to work on interesting projects with leading edge technologies. Very stable company.

    Cons

    ST is an European company, so the focus is in Europe and not in US. working here you feel you are very distant from the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in US presence. while we are a European company we need to keep reinforcing our presence in US where our customers and competitors operate

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent benefits, but not much of a future in the US

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Longmont, CO

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    As a European company, their benefits are outstanding compared to many others. They still offer a pension plan, offer more vacation days that most, and their 401k match is not only excellent but is also fully vested from day one.

    Cons

    ST has been steadily decreasing their presence in the United States starting with the closure of both of their large manufacturing facilities in Dallas and Phoenix followed by the closure of several smaller design centers. Not much prospect for future growth within the US.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good benefits, poor vision

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Direct managers take in consideration their employees, work/life balance is good, payed time off is more than adequate.
    401k matching and pension plan.

    Cons

    Lacking formalization and internal information exchange, limited possibilities to grow, frequent reorganizations show confusion in the upper management. Following every single wish of the customer doesn't always lead to better products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on fewer things and do those things well. It's better to be masters at something than average at everything.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Eye-opening to the way business operate while not having a major presence in the United States.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Growth within my major, great people who cared about seeing me succeed,

    Cons

    Long hours during the holiday shut down due to logistics issues and closing out account at the end of the year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    good company to work for the technical level, terrible high level management starting from CEO

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    The technical level in ST gives you the possibility to grow from professional point of view, if you you want to.

    Cons

    No matter how good the device are the management will screw the business sooner or later.
    It's a company where the high level management never pays for the mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take responsibility for the mistakes and make managers paying and not just employees.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience for start your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Very international and if your position allow it lots of interaction with management from different Business units. Lots of advantages out of the work and great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation plan very bad in France and career progression very slow. Bounuses are very small or inexistent at lower levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management promotion is very much based on seniority and age rather than in meritocracy. There should be a program for young talent to promote young management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good pay and benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, a lot of paid time off, compressed work weeks, not a lot of overtime expected, education benefits are good.

    Cons

    dealing with the manager is a very political, shift to shift competition and shift to shift blame is very high, good-ol-boy system is in play.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need a better training program for the managers. The exit packages were very generous making all the employees happy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work, although long term stability seems to always be in question

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Amazing work/life balance, great benefits, good company that cares for its employees

    Cons

    US presence seems to be continually shrinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't abandon the American workforce, when the economy comes back you may be too small to compete

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Typical big company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Good benefits, very quality driven culture, driven to be best manufacturing location worldwide.

    Cons

    Constant, unrelenting pressure. Company closed this profitable location based on internal politics. Lack of real cooperation from corporate offices.

    Disapproves of CEO

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