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STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.4 400 reviews

47% Approve of the CEO

STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti

Carlo Bozotti

(211 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Employees Quit Leaders, Not Companies

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsI worked for a tyrant of a director, but I believed in his leadership. He was on-point, confident and intelligent in terms of how the department's direction should move towards. As a boss, he was fair with his staff and despite his tough, moody exterior, an all-round nice guy. 5 years under his wing, my learning curve was extremely high with several growth and travel opportunities.

    During his leadership, the department's culture was intense and pressure-cooker like, but it was efficient. It was rare that one had to stay back for overtime, as long as all urgencies were attended to and prior arrangements made. He walked the talk and usually leaves the office by 7pm, and did not expect staff to stay for overtime unnecessarily.

    On-site culture is that of an extended family. Approach the relevant teams in the right manner, and they would be willing to explain and teach you the relevant processes and procedures.

    ConsCurrent leadership is overly flexible, with no fix stand or direction. Work life balance is encouraged but it is not shown by example with follow-up e-mails from senior management being issued after hours for operational matters, even up till 3am. The team works mainly off e-mails with a daily average of 500 e-mails received.

    Compensation, perks and benefits are definitely not one of the best in the industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at employees as part of your thinking work-force (especially the good ones), not just mindless robots. People are three-dimensional with many aspects, strengths and weaknesses to them. A great leader is one who is able to read and manage their staff accordingly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to start your career

    Technical Leader (Current Employee) Greater Noida (India)

    ProsA goood place to start a career with good opportunities and job security.

    ConsDue to difficult situation of the company , there is an imbalance between the number of resources and the work.

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood work culture and activities

    Consnot doing well in market always follower

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    felt like a dinosaur when I left ST but work life balance was good

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsWork life balance was good

    ConsThe bell curved performance management review system. It was an unfair system. only the pets get promoted and good increment

    Advice to Senior Managementstop your dinosaur thinking and try to catch up with the world!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good as a beginning

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood opportunities for learning for people starting a career.
    Flexible work hours, work-life balance is good.

    ConsLower than market rate salary.
    No training (unless you are extremely lucky).

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    A company with stable market but less career opportunities

    DSP Systems Design Engineer (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsJob security is good in general; you can have a good work-life balance; not too much pressure and you can enjoy the flexible work environment.

    ConsThe challenge is normally you cannot find challenge easily here; in general it's difficult to find passion in your work, so I won't recommend it to young people with ambitions and energy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ST offered good career evolution. I'm happy not to be part of it anymore as company culture has deteriorated strongly.

    IT Engineer (Former Employee) Geneva (Switzerland)

    ProsInternational company: career evolution, compensation and benefits, good working conditions on some sites. Used to be a friendly company and atmosphere.

    ConsNot anymore a market leading company, reacting to the market conditions with lay-offs.
    Failed to innovate.
    No HR strategy, no trainings, not taking care of human resources anymore.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency. Change top manager who failed in their missions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Suitable for average looking to retire

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Greater Noida (India)

    Prosaverage work pressure
    freedom of style

    ConsHigh skilled people victimized by friendly atmosphere nurtures employee to retire

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare for those who perform
    Stop protecting all
    reward performance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    excellent learning environment

    Design Engineer (Current Employee) Delhi (India)

    Prosexcellent learning environment
    ample opportunities to explore new things
    highly encouraging managers

    Conssalary differentiation on performance
    pay for performance is very poor
    career growth in terms of salary is very poor

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove the cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people but slow promotion cycle

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Burlington, MA (US)

    ProsPeople, diversity, benefits, mobility potential, European roots, travel, pension plan, good 401k matching, work life balance, cross functional tasks,

    ConsSlow to promote, minimal stock allowances, lower pay than competitors, salary increase just matches inflation, constant cost-cutting programs, not investing enough in US as French and Italian employees cannot be layer off.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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