STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
414 Reviews

3.4
414 Reviews
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STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti
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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk averse management, government-like bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great technology, working with tier one suppliers and customers, exciting projects and products. Smart people to work with. Fair and decent employer with some of the best employee benefits around. Opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Ingrained silo-mentality; not much cross-pollination between different divisions. Very hard to break into higher level management if you are not Italian or French. Internecine civil war between these fractions. Unnecessary layers of management. Company is treated as a social service by the French and Italian governments which are part owners, resulting in massive employment levels in those countries. Failures are not sanctioned. Cuts made in other parts of the world, impacting bottom line. High level decisions are often made based on political and economic realities of France and Italy, not on what is best for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a German or American CEO. Welcome bidirectional communication with employees. Take risks. Get off the government funding – it comes with too many strings attached. Get rid of nepotism, reward excellence.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    got good learning experience

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

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    work culture is very good, chances of firing are very less

    Cons

    conversion rate after Internship are very less

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    Respect for man´s life and dignity

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Very nice working environment. People are very gentle. This company allows some level of independent work. It has a lot of information to learn new skill.

    Cons

    This company is very stable. Decision is made slowly, there are not much opportunities for changing carrier. There are many rule and regulation.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    + Very nice working environment
    + Professional Training Opportunities
    + Good research opportunities for students in UK Universities but not only

    Cons

    - Sometimes management hard to deal with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience to work here

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    The staff welfare not bad.

    Cons

    Hopefully the company can progress better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management Team in planning and execution, very limited opportunity in career advancement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Reasonable good benefit. Relative stable amount of AWS and Variable bonus expected yearly, regardless of market volatility. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    A lot of training programs, but that is being discouraged to practise for work and not really useful for future career advancement. Culture that reward sweet talk people, and not for people with good working quality. Too much focus on seniority. Management team looking at output but not quality and very short sighted. Very tedious procedure and paperwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and listen to the feedback from employees, respect everybody from operators to managers for the professionalism and skills. It is not about all the systems to access performance and asking for survey yearly, but how sincere that management want to get the company to be better. If all effort is to please the bosses only, everything heard is sweet but actually bitter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    sales account manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    Diversity of products allows access to various electronics industries. Job security to be high.

    Cons

    Stagnated management and biz management behavior to be narrow-scoped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Required to provide more incentives in terms of salary & biz spectrum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company on the decline

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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

    Work life balance if you're under Business Group.

    Cons

    Lousy benefits
    Very stingy if you're under APAC HR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    it's good to work in this multi-culture company, really learnt something but poor management

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    multi-culture working environment, friendly colleague

    Cons

    poor management , especially some department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    always change organization...no idea big boss's doing

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Too much office politics

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time

    Pros

    Serious company, good job security, good work-life balance

    Cons

    too much office politics, too many meetings, hard to make choose move

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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