STMicroelectronics Reviews

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

3.4
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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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Moorish, Government like, Not dynamic - good to retire to company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed work atmosphere
    No pressure
    Run of the mill job
    Balanced work - life

    Cons

    Not agile
    Not faced paced
    Old archaic management with zero appetite for becoming dynamic and leading
    If you point out mistakes you will be killed
    Motto "Sust raho - mast raho"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around, take a cue from leaders in the semiconductor space. If you cannot evolve meaningfully and break from 'France is my country - Italy is my country' to a really global go getter attitude then please just shut the dammn company down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Engineers, not so great senior management.

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer  in  Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Bristol, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The Bristol engineers are (were!) a great bunch - clever, resourceful and have a lot of expertise in their chosen fields. Flexible working time and holidays are a bonus. Pension and other benefits also good.

    Cons

    Bristol: it's closing! Otherwise, being French it is overly bureaucratic, IT in particular. There is also too much management hierarchy meaning the CEO and board are disconnected from the engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop closing site that have the expertise to get the company moving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Place to learn

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Prague (Czech Republic)

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

    Pros

    Good company to learn silicon design when you are leave university.

    Cons

    Don't expect any big career evolution or significant salary increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Judge people based on their real results. Stop politics and focus to business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Dissatisfied

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Naples (Italy)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Naples (Italy)

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

    Pros

    Good collegues, stable work, not really stressing

    Cons

    Low salary, no carrier opportunity, bad managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to innovate more, try to keep good engineers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good, until redundancy came

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    Current Employee - Software Design Eng  in  Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Design Eng in Bristol, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    international environment
    cutting-edge products
    still one of the main semiconductor company

    Cons

    italian-french company: they are close to both government, so, even if result in business damage, they keep employer in these 2 countries.
    Management is a caste, so they protect themselves, even if someone did some very bad choices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Closing eng site reduces competitiveness and lose of knowledge, competitors thank for this. if business goes bad it is not engs fault, indeed other companies are willing to take them! Management and CEO should be responsible for what happens to business but they never pay for their errors

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good people, poor management

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    high tech enviroment, good engineers, large company

    Cons

    obsolete systems, poor leadership, awful career path for female employees (only 1 female director in USA, the HR director, what a cliche').

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Career TRAP for Asian managers, retiring haven for older professionals

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    Former Employee - Manager Operations  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manager Operations in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance as they dont disturb you during weekends. Starting salary is high but that's it as it will have a snail pace increment.

    Cons

    Too many European senior managers. Doesn't train their managers to justify their contract. Ensuring that people under them specifically Asian managers looks incompetent to justify their existence. Very highly political environment and decisions are made ensuring expat bosses gets the credit. Its so shameful seeing directors shouting at each other in a meeting and basically they are RUDE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review expat allocations as there are roles that can be integrated into one role ex. Director for warehousing and Director for Logistics can be merged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Limited opportunity for overall growth.

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    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff in Greater Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    Good working enviornment,
    Flexible dead line.
    Good place to learn many tools.

    Cons

    Not much focus on talent development.
    Some managers don't know anything about people management.
    Appraisals are eyewash.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask managers to spend some time on employee's grievances.

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

    Limited learning and skill growth

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Work life balance, Compensation, transparency, equality norm

    Cons

    limited learning , limited opportunity to learn new skills, no career vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should be more aggressive in deployment of new decisions and strategies.

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