STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated 23 August 2014
Updated 23 August 2014
414 Reviews

3.4
414 Reviews
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STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti
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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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  1.  

    Good work-life balance but poor PR & subpar office environment ruined it

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    Former Employee - Device Engineer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Device Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, slow-paced work environment, good job security from what I can observe during my internship there, helpful colleagues are always there to guide you.

    Cons

    Inefficient HR department, filing an unpaid leave is always a hassle even with everything computerized. Compensation and benefits are subpar compared to other competitors. The company looks like a place for old-timers to stay down and wait for retirement. The workspace is so cramped with so many people working in such a small confined office. Can't even stretch your arms without touching the person next to you... And the lift capacity for the building is so small (always congested during peak hours) :<

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix up the HR department. Listen to your employees more. Reorganize the office layout and upgrade the lift capacity of the building. Lay out a clear career path for young bloods. Otherwise they will look elsewhere for greener pastures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting for an internship, but no big technical challenge or R&D focus

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Agrate Brianza (Italy)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Agrate Brianza (Italy)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics as an intern for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is a big company which works in several fields from silicon technology to computer vision to augmented reality. It is always looking for internships and the selection process is quite easy.

    Cons

    I found little help from the company employees, and I had to solve many issues by my own. Moreover, there is little communication among various offices and seats, causing waste of time if working on overlapping projects. The personal work is not rewarded as it could be, and managers tend to control their employees very much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discover the skilled people you have inside, maybe just normal employees; invest more on long-running research

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    nothinf

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    i have nothing to say

    Cons

    not that good,no prospectus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    7 Years in STMicroElectronics

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    Current Employee - Software/HW Engineer  in  Tunis, MT (US)
    Current Employee - Software/HW Engineer in Tunis, MT (US)

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    When you work at STM, you got the opportunity to access a very interesting domain of technology. Every day you are learning something new ...
    the work environment is cute and friendly.

    Cons

    Some projects arrived in a critical path and you find yourself working under stress (project value : some Million of dollars). Hurry up, do your job quickly but do it correctly ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Employees Quit Leaders, Not Companies

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Current 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 ManagementAdvice

    Look 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to start your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Leader  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Greater Noida (India)

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  8.  

    review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    good work culture and activities

    Cons

    not doing well in market always follower

  9.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance was good

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop your dinosaur thinking and try to catch up with the world!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good as a beginning

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  11.  

    A company with stable market but less career opportunities

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

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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