STMicroelectronics
3.4 of 5 377 reviews
www.st.com Geneva, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.4 377 reviews

                             

48% Approve of the CEO

STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti

Carlo Bozotti

(201 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Very good work life/balance - Good team spirit in general"
    in 64 reviews
  • "ST has a nice working environment and the people are very friendly and knowledgeable"
    in 36 reviews
Cons:
  • "Few career opportunities, low salary compared to Italy's average for graduates"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Conservative decision making after taken long time to arrive de-risk"
    in 10 reviews
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Very good company to work for

Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time

ProsHuge international presence, many experienced engineers, very good equipment available. ST have their own technology line making them leaders amongst only a few semiconductor companies overall.

ConsEven though big company, which implies stable employment prospects, they tend to have vast human resource. That is often pointed to when cuts are required to improve financial position.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep relations to academia as an excellent source of qualified employees. Allow for more opportunities for knowledge sharing between sites through expatriate schemes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall, it was a fantastic experience, the people are friendly and welcoming.

Document Control Specialist - Lead Auditor (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 10 years

ProsMulti-cultural atmosphere. I learned so much in the work environment at ST, it has helped me a great deal moving forward.

ConsThe CEO retired and the replacement was not there for the employees, things changed and the company values were not upheld.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to listen to your employees, take notice when one of them is unhappy or if the department is having issues. If you are pro-active then the group will be very productive. It's when concerns fall on deaf ears that employees get discouraged and then find work elsewhere.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Enriching both on technical point of view as well as on the human side with fellow coworkers

Product Engineer (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

ProsBest In Market EDA tools and licenses, interesting projects, great working atmosphere

ConsNo commercial vision from high management in north America

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a clear vision, goal and make the right strategic choices in your business moves.

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

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Great place to work, not too many silicon-valley type perks, but good experience.

Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Thornhill, ON (Canada)

I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood teamwork, excellent cross-training opertunities

Conslimited career growth - slow pace for promotions, somewhat of a satellite office.

Advice to Senior Managementconsider fast tracking star employees

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

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Possibility to learn and grow

Staff Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPossibility to learn a lot thanks to internal know-how and many different training programs. Your work is often linked to business and you may produce an important impact on products. Good culture and values.

ConsThe quite complex organization made by several levels ofte implies that too many people have to approve before starting an initiative. Compensations are often not directly linked to actual skills, seniority and produced results.

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Great Company to Work at

Senior Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Noida (India)

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

ProsGreat work culture
work and personal life balance.
Highly technical and enriching experience to work at ST.

ConsI dont want to answer this question.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Been a great place to work shame it is coming to an end

Senior Principal Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat people with a lot of different activities and skill sets all in one place. Rather than moving companies for a change of role you just transferred internally.

ConsThere are a lot of people with too much power and not enough knowledge making company wide decisions and mandating things on others.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the faultless management of the company.

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

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Good as Starting Experience...

HW Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Al Madīnah (Tunisia)

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

ProsST is like a Great University: you stay for a learning period and then you should leave it, otherwise you will stagnate.

ConsVery Bad salary, limited Career evolution, Team and Site Managers are put by politics. Some teams/divisions worked harder than the others, but there is no consideration to that.

Advice to Senior Managementas in soccer: A good player is not necessary a good coach.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Where is it going now ?

Senior Engineering Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWorldwide Cie, Work vs life balance, product range, own fab

ConsDirection not clear in the last 5 years, too many organization changes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at STMicroelectronics

ProsThe people - diverse multicultural population - good technical resources.

ConsManagement geared too much for short term gains

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