STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
423 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 72 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Conservative decision making after taken long time to arrive de-risk (in 12 reviews)

  • Few career opportunities, low salary compared to Italy's average for graduates (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    ST offered good career evolution. I'm happy not to be part of it anymore as company culture has deteriorated strongly.

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    International company: career evolution, compensation and benefits, good working conditions on some sites. Used to be a friendly company and atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not anymore a market leading company, reacting to the market conditions with lay-offs.
    Failed to innovate.
    No HR strategy, no trainings, not taking care of human resources anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency. Change top manager who failed in their missions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Suitable for average looking to retire

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

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

    Pros

    average work pressure
    freedom of style

    Cons

    High skilled people victimized by friendly atmosphere nurtures employee to retire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for those who perform
    Stop protecting all
    reward performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to retire,but worst for growth

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Noida (India)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1.Balance life,less work pressure
    2.Subsidised meals,
    3.Mentally relax company

    Cons

    1.Salary not upto semicon market.
    2.Very low percent hike
    3.Quality of work is pathetic.Not good company for a fresher to start with
    4.Attrition rate is too high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.Bring the salary to industry level.
    2.Try to hire young people instead of older people.
    3.Try to bring quality work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    excellent learning environment

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Delhi (India)

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    excellent learning environment
    ample opportunities to explore new things
    highly encouraging managers

    Cons

    salary differentiation on performance
    pay for performance is very poor
    career growth in terms of salary is very poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve the cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good people but slow promotion cycle

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Burlington, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Burlington, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    People, diversity, benefits, mobility potential, European roots, travel, pension plan, good 401k matching, work life balance, cross functional tasks,

    Cons

    Slow to promote, minimal stock allowances, lower pay than competitors, salary increase just matches inflation, constant cost-cutting programs, not investing enough in US as French and Italian employees cannot be layer off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    STMicroelectronics - Stagnating Company

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    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Greater Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Greater Noida (India)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work content is good but not cutting edge. Good Job Security. Work Life balance.

    Cons

    Management is really out-dated and out of touch of the present day market. STM continues to bleed of Money and good manpower which is leaving the company in droves. What remains is the dead wood.

    Working on older technologies and innovation in products is abysmal.

    Sweet talk and toeing the line of your manager is needed for you to survive.

    Salary hikes are a pittance and salary structure gets revised to paint a rosy picture of your package!

    Greater Noida Office is at a distant location which is quite far from the city. Hence commute gets really tough. You cannot live nearby since nearby localities have multiple issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to weed out the unproductive employees rather than letting go of the good ones.

    Brainstorming on the future road-map and products are a must in case STM has to remain competitive. the competitors have far more mature products and technologies than STM.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good in some areas, bad in others.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Great people in the the Bristol site. A real centre of excellence in the company in key areas.

    Cons

    Site now closed. All the work has been relocated - primarily to France.
    Incredibly bureaucratic at times - decision making is awful at times.
    Lost many good people round the world.

    In the past 6-8 years has gone from #5 in the semiconductor sales rankings down to #10 - a real indictment of the top level management.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 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
  10.  

    I never understood how they can be in the Global Top 5 (back then). Not a good company

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

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    When I joined the job seemed like an interesting job. However, soon it turned out that the group where I worked had hardly sales. I didn't find real pros. Probably I didn't see the good sides, because they must be there. But not in Italy.

    Cons

    In Italy it depends on the network you have. Skills are not the only thing that counts. One symptom was that in Agrate very few job openings were posted on the internal website (all organized in the network) , whereas in Grenoble often many jobs were posted. The sites are comparable in size. People / management doesn't keep promises and not the right people are in the right position. Colleagues were also not willing to share a lot of info with other colleagues in an order to 'be important'. For example, software was not commented so that others would not understand. I had a few employers, but ST was by far the worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is better to have someone work then to have someone just being present without working. So let people do the job they want to and are best at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 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 (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

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