STMicroelectronics
3.4 of 5 377 reviews
www.st.com Geneva, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.4 377 reviews

                             

48% Approve of the CEO

STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti

Carlo Bozotti

(201 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Very good work life/balance - Good team spirit in general"
    in 64 reviews
  • "ST has a nice working environment and the people are very friendly and knowledgeable"
    in 36 reviews
Cons:
  • "Few career opportunities, low salary compared to Italy's average for graduates"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Conservative decision making after taken long time to arrive de-risk"
    in 10 reviews
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Good company to work for

Systems Software Engineer (Former Employee)
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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good in some areas, bad in others.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Bristol, England

I worked at STMicroelectronics

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

ConsSite 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.

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New technology - great, management and promotions non existant

Imaging Applications (Former Employee)
Edinburgh, Scotland

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

ProsLearning and using the latest technology

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very good company to work for

Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Edinburgh, Scotland

I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time

ProsHuge 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Senior Principal Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the faultless management of the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Engineers, not so great senior management.

Senior Hardware Engineer (Current Employee)
Bristol, England

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

ProsThe 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.

ConsBristol: 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 Senior ManagementStop closing site that have the expertise to get the company moving.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good, until redundancy came

Software Design Eng (Current Employee)
Bristol, England

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

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

Consitalian-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 Senior ManagementClosing 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
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 Senior ManagementApplication process to take place earlier in the year if possible

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imaging applications poor salary lack of middle management skills

Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
Edinburgh, Scotland

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

Prosnew 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

Conspoor 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 Senior Managementlisten to your employees and trust them

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good work-life balance, but somewhat chaotic software practices

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bristol, England

I have been working at STMicroelectronics

ProsIt 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.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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