STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HW Engineer I in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - HW Engineer I in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Large company environment with good tool infrastructure

    Cons

    Veritical growth oppurtunities are limited
    no ESSP

    Advice to Management

    More aggressive


  2. ST a excellent place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Better than average pay, senior management treats employees with respect and are highly competent in their management skills. Excellent leverets to long term employees with flex vacation time. Interesting work with a Euro peon culture being French & Italian owned.

    Cons

    Not many promotions if you come in as a mid level engineer. Also, since some managers come from Europe they need USA training on HR rules but that not a big issue.

    Advice to Management

    none. Thanks!


  3. Depends what you want

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits were very good and hard to meet or beat in any other employer

    Cons

    Decisions by top senior management to totally close the manufacturing function let over 2,000 employees go and sent the work to Singapore. Thanks sooooo much. So much for career stability.

    Advice to Management

    Get a long term strategy for the company and try to stick with it.


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  5. Good opportunity to grow. Upper management don't care about US R&D

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Did a lot. Relatively fair

    Cons

    Upper management screwed up everything Engineers/line-1 management did

    Advice to Management

    Keep US R&D relatively independent


  6. STMicroelectronics, only good for European.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer IV in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer IV in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefit package until plant is shut down by European politics.

    Cons

    Tough management, no family time, pro-European.

    Advice to Management

    Carlo Bozotti only cares about what the investors say, no vision.


  7. Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Manager in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Equipment Manager in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent Company to work for.

    Cons

    Moved business overseas unless you are in sales

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for everything. It was a great place to work!


  8. Marketing Engineer, division

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Engineer, Division in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Engineer, Division in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the benenfits are great and the pay is excellent, and the work is very stimulating and challenging and usually pleasant.

    Cons

    Employees are required to take 7-8 days of vacation every quarter to reduce cost liabilities, It is impossible to use the 3-4 weeks you have earned to take one long and well-earned relaxing vacation. This policy causes stress and is unhealthy. Nobody likes this policy.

    Advice to Management

    I realize the company has our European business climate, but to do business in the USA, we have to support our American colleagues who are tasked to do that business in the U.S. customers' expectations. An example of how we are not adequately supporting that business model is: months of work by the salesman and marketing engineer can be lost because someone has to wait a week or more to get information because in the factorys, this happens mostly in France and Italy, Engineer A is on holiday and refers to Engineer B, and Behold! Engineer B is also on holiday and their OoO reply says to refer to the Engineer A. Then at escalation the manager is also on holiday or does not have the info, or some other issue, even to high management, and the action languishes for a week or more and the otherwise sale is lost because the customer's engineer got tired of waiting and called a competitor having plants and engineers in the USA, and got services immediately for the same kind of questions on the competing direct replacement part. We must not continue to allow the customers' engineers to wait for service and lose business because our European business culture is not delivering to the expectations to USA customers. In my division we have lost several high profit opportunities because we are not do a good job on this, and we cannot blame the Americas sales and marketing force. They are on-the-spot for us, but we have to adapt and improve our delays.


  9. Place to work if you can just blend into the mediocrity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment
    Good benefits
    Competitive Salary

    Cons

    Relaxed environment benefits the people who are lazy or subpar performers
    Career advancement is slow
    Management style and direction is inconsistent

    Advice to Management

    Reward the top performers and get rid of the lackies


  10. OK for an eashy life

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed attitude to work hours, good vacation and pay, very diverse portfolio of products enables many career move options, large diversity of world sites gives opportunity for travel and job advancement.

    Cons

    Very euro-centric management, difficult to break into "inner circle" if not close to European HQ, diversity of product portfolio can often seem to make strategic decision making chaotic with no overall direction for company. This often translates to job uncertainty at the individual level.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify power structure, bring in outside managers with new ideas.


  11. Good company depending on which division

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * Working environment is relaxed and comfortable
    * Compensation is very competitive to other companies with a good bonus on base salary
    * Could be a good place to learn and gain knowledge
    * Big company that can afford to tackle big markets and product lines
    * Did not lay off as aggressively as other companies during the recession

    Cons

    * Very political in terms of career advancement
    * European management is a disaster. No clear vision of what they want to do. Very slow in taking critical decisions. Can let valuable people leave the company easily.
    * There are good peers but also more than what could afforded of mediocre engineers

    Advice to Management

    When a product fails due to management mistakes, managers should be affected and not engineers. In order to compete with American companies change has to happen at the top.



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