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STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated 22 April 2015
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STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti
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Pros
  • Very good working culture with good work life balance (in 75 reviews)

  • good working environment in few groups for self-motivated people (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • Conservative decision making after taken long time to arrive de-risk (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1. Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Systems Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Intern - Systems Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at STMicroelectronics as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  2. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very good engineers. Job safety

    Cons

    Average compensation, limited opportunities and exposure.

    Advice to Management

    No advice

  3. Great engineers, bad management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Manager in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Design Manager in Bristol, England

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of good engineers and interesting work. Flexible working time and reasonable rates of pay.

    Cons

    ST has lots of Politics and bad management. Lack of empowerment and lots of management overhead. It's a shame as the engineers are great.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the layers, empower your staff.

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  5. New technology - great, management and promotions non existant

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    Former Employee - Imaging Applications in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Imaging Applications in Edinburgh, Scotland

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learning and using the latest technology

    Cons

    Management, HR that spouted the company line permanently - didnt listen to employees.
    Complete dis-interest in recognising staff achievements - unless you were in the design team.

    Lack of pay rises and promotions, lower grade staff had minimal increases, enough to keep them on the bottom of the band levels that was all.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to your lower staff, feed that through your middle management and listen all the way up. Dont ignore your talent

  6. Very good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge international presence, many experienced engineers, very good equipment available. ST have their own technology line making them leaders amongst only a few semiconductor companies overall.

    Cons

    Even though big company, which implies stable employment prospects, they tend to have vast human resource. That is often pointed to when cuts are required to improve financial position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep relations to academia as an excellent source of qualified employees. Allow for more opportunities for knowledge sharing between sites through expatriate schemes.

  7. Been a great place to work shame it is coming to an end

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people with a lot of different activities and skill sets all in one place. Rather than moving companies for a change of role you just transferred internally.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people with too much power and not enough knowledge making company wide decisions and mandating things on others.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the faultless management of the company.

  8. Great Engineers, not so great senior management.

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Bristol, England

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Bristol engineers are (were!) a great bunch - clever, resourceful and have a lot of expertise in their chosen fields. Flexible working time and holidays are a bonus. Pension and other benefits also good.

    Cons

    Bristol: it's closing! Otherwise, being French it is overly bureaucratic, IT in particular. There is also too much management hierarchy meaning the CEO and board are disconnected from the engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop closing site that have the expertise to get the company moving.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good, until redundancy came

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Design Eng in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Software Design Eng in Bristol, England

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    international environment
    cutting-edge products
    still one of the main semiconductor company

    Cons

    italian-french company: they are close to both government, so, even if result in business damage, they keep employer in these 2 countries.
    Management is a caste, so they protect themselves, even if someone did some very bad choices

    Advice to Management

    Closing eng site reduces competitiveness and lose of knowledge, competitors thank for this. if business goes bad it is not engs fault, indeed other companies are willing to take them! Management and CEO should be responsible for what happens to business but they never pay for their errors

  10. Great internship experience in a very friendly environment where everyone was willing to help!

    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Bristol, England
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Bristol, England

    I worked at STMicroelectronics as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -People experts in their field!
    -You do proper work/projects which are all useful
    -Good quality kitchen/canteen on the site.
    -No strict policies on uniform
    -Football every Monday

    Cons

    -A bit far from central Bristol

    Advice to Management

    Application process to take place earlier in the year if possible

  11. imaging applications poor salary lack of middle management skills

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland

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

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

    Pros

    new technology not much more i can say. really there isnt much more i can say.
    oh i suppose the colleagues were great company, many friends that were made there

    Cons

    poor salary; hr manager, poor managment structure, complete lack of promotions, unless you worked in design
    poor salary; hr manager, poor managment structure, complete lack of promotions, unless you worked in design

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees and trust them

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