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
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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.  

    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer  in  Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good in some areas, bad in others.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England

    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
  3.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the faultless management of the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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 for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

    Good, until redundancy came

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    Current Employee - Software Design Eng  in  Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Software Design Eng in Bristol, England

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

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

    I worked at STMicroelectronics as an intern for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Application process to take place earlier in the year if possible

  10.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees and trust them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good work-life balance, but somewhat chaotic software practices

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bristol, England

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    It is a good family-friendly place to work. The people are great and you get opportunity to work new and cutting-edge hardware.
    This is a large company with many sites throughout the world and plenty of opportunity work with and travel to colleagues abroad.

    Cons

    Software engineering follows an outdated "waterfall" methodology, which is better suited to hardware development.
    The large organisation can lead to frustrating bureaucracy and poor communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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