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  1. "Human Resources Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    Major player in the high-technology arena

    Cons

    None worth noting at this time;

    Advice to Management

    Increase college recruitment


  2. "Evolving Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Established company. Family feel. Extremely diverse. Ability to work autonomously, no micro-managing. New office environment.

    Cons

    Leadership is evolving and with it some growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up a bit, create a more team-oriented environment and fun place to work.

  3. "Field Application Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Filed Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Filed Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool Job environment with good incentives

    Cons

    Politics , European culture and decision making


  4. "Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - California in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - California in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a lot of resources. We were well equipped with computers and IT services and lab equipment and supplies. The company has many divisions and employees and it was possible to contact others around the world for advice or help with problems.

    Cons

    Management was frustratingly slow sometimes to respond with approvals for new equipment or other things needed to get the job done. The very upper management seemed detached from the concerns of the rank and file, and callous about laying off big groups of people on what seemed like a whim.

    Advice to Management

    Make more of an effort to make the workforce feel valued, and act that way. The top management would make these quick visits to our site, with words that felt like canned phrases for how we were valued, then explain how it was out of their hands why they needed to lay off a lot of people.


  5. "Limited Attention span"

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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
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, easy going management, cool culture

    Cons

    Satellite location 2nd class. language barrier

    Advice to Management

    Be a global company by inclusion not just presence


  6. "High Tech company"

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    Former Employee - Applications Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good working environment and nice team

    Cons

    slow pace on time to market

    Advice to Management

    put more effort on quick to market


  7. 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.

  8. "Good Learning Experience"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Technology, People and Work - life balance

    Cons

    Projects get cancelled . Management is not aggressive in going after key markets.


  9. "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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (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 Management

    This company could have potential - focus should be on innovation. Be prepared to take risks.


  10. "Shortsighted on long term views"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and good teams

    Cons

    Controlled by their HQ's. BU needs to toe the line of HQ. HQ needs to understand one solution does not fit all problems.

    Advice to Management

    Break the shackles


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