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STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
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  1. "Analog Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good Balance between Work and Life style

    Cons

    Money is below the average

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "The entire management is corrupt!"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some very nice people still working at this company.

    Cons

    Corruption from CEO to VPs, mismanagement, illegal business activities.
    They lay off american employees and bring people from Europe.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the entire management.

  3. "Lost cause"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time

    Pros

    Can't think of any. I tried long and hard to come up with any positives about working for ST, but other than receiving a paycheck, I can't think of any.

    Cons

    Stagnant wages, poor management from top down, lack of concern for employees. Little to no regard for how the actions of management effect the lives of the people in the company.


  4. "It used to be a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Coppell, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wide variety of work. Supported professional activities.

    Cons

    Now it's dominated by cost cutting and politics.

    Advice to Management

    Chasing off your best people is not a good long term strategy.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (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 Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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 .


  7. "Inefficient and ineffective organization."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  8. "Headless"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Greater Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Greater Noida (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at STMicroelectronics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nothing specific, people are working hard

    Cons

    Management is confused !! Suddenly decide to close this and that

    Advice to Management

    Change top management


  9. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good balance Work- Life, Not particularly demanding, it was a good place to start the career and learn.

    Cons

    Leadership has no Ideas. All the strategic choices made in the last 10 years were catastrophic ( let´s thinks about ST-Ericson). The actual board has lead the company from position number 3 to position number 13 into semiconductor ranking

    Advice to Management

    Not so Easy.. best suggestion would be get retired: perhaps the company would have still some chance to survive....It is truly a pity


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Automotive/PTS is one of the worst places to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milan (Italy)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. At most one can have a decent life/work balance, unless she is required to work during the weekends to meet a deadline.

    Cons

    If one has a minimum of interest in the quality of her work, this is one of the worst places to be.
    Instead of working to raise the level of efficiency, people are encouraged to work in a mechanical way, doing things manually, and to work long hours (not paid).
    Schedules are deceptively tight: chips (even simple ones) take many silicon versions to arrive to production, so one wonders why she has to work hard to produce something that most probably won't work.
    Moreover, as people fear the Division Chief, no middle manager wants to be responsible of a delay, and so they tend not to cooperate at all.

    Advice to Management

    Management is consciously bargaining the future of this company for their salary. I have no advice that they may really would like to follow.


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