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STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated 16 August 2014
Updated 16 August 2014
407 Reviews

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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Employees Quit Leaders, Not Companies

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

    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
  2.  

    World-class Semiconductor Company - Mismanagement

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Was a Great company with excellent products,
    used to be a forward-looking company with great visions.
    enthusiastic colleagues with great drive and desires to succeed

    Cons

    Current management has no vision, lack fore-sight, focus on short-term goals ignoring long-term vision.
    Take easy, but illogical decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Company culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice environment to work in, colleagues are nice, good medical benefit

    Cons

    heavily depend on higher management decision which make every decision to be delayed or changed frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empowerment and involvement of each of every employee is important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Leader  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Greater Noida (India)

    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.

  6.  

    PhD student at STMicroelectronics

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    Former Employee - PhD Student  in  Crolles (France)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Crolles (France)

    Pros

    Good package. Salary + bonuses
    as PhD student you get engineer status

    Cons

    Open space offices is quite bad

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very good experience in STMicroelectronics

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Intern in Greater Noida (India)

    Pros

    Very good working culture with good work life balance

    Cons

    no cons in this companey

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    convert more intern as full time employee.

  8.  

    ST

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Greater Noida (India)

    Pros

    very good work and personal life balance, good quality of work. Friendly environemnt

    Cons

    Need to be little more aggressive. Upper management need to be little more young mind in place.

    Recommends
  9.  

    It gave me nice exposure to professional Background. It helped me to grow professionally as well as personally.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greater Noida (India)

    Pros

    Very good culture, Flexibility in work, and benefits provided by company is very great. They take care of their employees very well.

    Cons

    Some departments lack to give responsible work to Interns . It could be because they don't want to take any kind of risk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Developer and Test Automation Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer and Test Automation Engineer  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Developer and Test Automation Engineer in Greater Noida (India)

    Pros

    Good Environment.Good work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Less Developing and less growing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take utilized work from Employer

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (US)
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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