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. 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
  2. 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
  3.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  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 for 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  

    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
  9.  

    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 for 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
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    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
  11.  

    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

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