STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated 20 September 2014
Updated 20 September 2014
418 Reviews
3.4
418 Reviews
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STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good working culture with good work life balance (in 70 reviews)

  • good working environment in few groups for self-motivated people (in 41 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 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Not a good company for software professional

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Greater Noida (India)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    you get to learn only politics, nothing in techanical.
    managers are making it hell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove the managers layer if you want to get your work from engineers.
    managers dont let the engineers work. they drug you down.
    every manager is inferior about his future, ask them to work proactively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A good organization to learn and work for

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Manager in Greater Noida (India)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, Good Benefits

    Cons

    Not doing very well financially nowadays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward performance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was very good. I have had learnt a lot there.

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    Former Employee - Trainee  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Trainee in Greater Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    The latest technologies and mainly the working culture is amazingly awesome.

    Cons

    There should be priority given to trainees over outsiders for relevant jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Worst place to be if you are ambitious

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    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 3 years

    Pros

    You get freedom to do the work you desire even get to work form scratch. Cooperative work culture. The cause of such freedom is sluggish senior staff. So, basically you are left on your own. Thus, this place is good as long as you self-driven.

    Cons

    No recognition of Talent. Highly political environment. Mostly good people leave ST at some point of time, then ST rewards and retains the sluggish bunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to change drastically. Currently, ST is going towards a dead halt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    good technology ,work life balance is good,

    Cons

    pays are lower, promotions rate is lower at level above tech lead level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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