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STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated June 4, 2017
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  1. "Boring"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Tech II in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Tech II in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compressed Workweeks, decent cafeteria, hilarious international Q&A board.

    Cons

    Poor reviews. As a tech, credit seemed to be given to those who sent the most emails versus those output the most work. Better raises are given to people who do zero work but make themselves the most vocal, while the others pick up the slack.

    Don't count on hard work getting you appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the good employees better, trim the fat (literally), and quality employees might stick around


  2. "Great place to start your career."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn about international business, working with teams and customers in different regions

    Cons

    It's a EU company which means the priority will always be EU. Also, it is very difficult to grow in this company unless you are very close to upper management.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more focus on building new talent as well as maintaining creativity and energy. It would help if there was HR presence to track employee satisfaction in the US.

  3. "Generally nice people, very euro-centric, slow moving giant company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Culture is accomodating and kind, unlike hyper-aggressive American companies.
    Opportunities to change division/group/location, and generally supportive

    Cons

    Pay is not high, don't expect any stock appreciation
    If giant company is for you, maybe ok place. But don't expect to change the company by yourself

    Advice to Management

    Market is moving quickly, how to counter Mediatek, Broadcom and other faster companies?


  4. "great company to work for but b"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The multicultural work environment and the possibilities to explore different areas within the company. Global mobility is promoted. Flexible work hours and environment. The company is very sensitive to environmental issues. Diverse portfolio, extensive IP libraries and many different technologies allows us to address many different markets and customers.

    Cons

    dealing with the main divisions in Europe (9 hour time difference)
    bad internal communication specifically regarding organization changes.Management style in downturns is very demotivating. Sometimes the decentralized organization causes in effectivity such as parallel development of similar products. Bad time to market causes sometimes a big disadvantage compared to competitors. bloated organization is hindering fast reaction to new market requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the internal communication


  5. "hope it would help ST"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    as long experience will bring you easier working enviornment; ST is ranking No 1 in Europe still, has solid fab and key ctm relationship. European company won't lay off people very often, especially in ST, you won't feel high pressure.

    Cons

    internal politics, management not clear direction discourage people work here. Strong internal relationship also make the company not very professional. the org is not stable these years, it's hard to have focus from all parties, and plus internal conflicts play important role, it is just difficult to make things. you will always see the real hard worker never get right treatment, and the best speaker can always get best reward.

    Advice to Management

    empower right person, improve efficiency of management, lessen show up work, respect front line employee and reward them.


  6. "good place to make a decent paycheck without doing much work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Applications E in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Applications E in Carrollton, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay, good benefits. The european culture give you a lot vacation time. Awesome place if you want to get paid for not doing much.

    Cons

    internal Politics. Company is heavily europe centric and building an empire is high on every managers list. Too many people doing too little work.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce company's dependence on the euro. Don't try to improve the company's bottom line by keeping business expenses low.


  7. "STMicroelectronics comments"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is generally a pleasant place to work and co-workers tend to be interesting individuals.

    The 401K and health benefits package is good and inexpensive.

    The site cafeteria is very good, and cheap.

    They are good about keeping new-ish computers and other tools updated for people to use.

    Considering the chemicals used in making semiconductors, the safety is very good.

    Cons

    Managers: Runs the gamut from great professionals to petty tyrants. The company culture does not seem to cultivate any uniformity there. Roll the dice.

    Vacation: They call the vacation package "flexible time off", but ST forces employees to take many hours/days of vacation at arbitrary times in a quarterly effort to make the books look good, even when the employees do not want to take off and do not have to take off for business reasons. Disciplinary action is threatened in writing against those who resist.

    Advice to Management

    For a Fench-Italian company operating 2 plants in the USA, moving all the plant operations offshore to China and dumping 2000 Americans on the street is not the way to grow business in the USA.

  8. "ST wasn't a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Applications Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Applications Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good work/life balance. I had a lot of autonomy over my position, likewise for many of my co-workers.

    Cons

    As far as I know, ST is not very competitive if your looking for a rockstar compensation package.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Senior Director of Finance and Account Receivables"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    multinational, solid, innovative products, wide portfolio, opportunities

    Cons

    sometimes slow to execute, burocratic


  10. "Good place to do the intern but not so challenging"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics as an intern

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good working time flexibility
    Sometime good experiences and tasks to do and to learn from

    Cons

    Supervisors are not really taking care of you, no feedbacks
    No trainee to company procedures, operations etc.
    Sometime you have nothing to do
    You have the feeling that your work is useless

    Advice to Management

    Create some information material for training the newcomers on how the company works and its procedures
    Make internships something valuable from which learn something, with relevant tasks to perform and good mentorship by supervisors


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