STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
426 Reviews
3.4
426 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 74 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.  

    I had my career frozen for the time I worked here

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

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Very friendly, supporting colleagues
    Allowed to explore things (and sometimes to try them live as well)
    You will not be sacked very easily
    If you want peace of mind without doing anything, it is the right place

    Cons

    No recognition of whatever you do
    Very poor pay scale. It is easy to get into the company with inflated pay scale. But once in, salary increment is just a peanut.
    Promotion? Don't ever think about it.
    Unless you are an annoyer you get nothing in return.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work as long as you are European

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good (but not great) Semiconductor company. If you are better than average you can truly shine at this company. Lots of opportunities to learn, travel, assume new responsibilities. Some very good mentoring. Good pay at the right level and at the right location(s).

    Cons

    Very few non-Europeans make it to top management. Still a very French/Italian culture company. Company continues to manage the same old fashioned way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new (young) blood in management. The company needs to be more forward looking and take chances as needed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Greater Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Intern in Greater Noida (India)

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    work life balance is great. enough learning opportunities, helpful colleagues. World leader in the field of semiconductor technology.

    Cons

    Chances of PPO for interns is minimalistic. even after one year of internship, there is no guarantee of a job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I worked for ST for 4 years.. Good company to work for with as has a wide portfolio.. Great learning oppurtunities..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    perks and promotions are industry standard.. probably best semi option in North.. Great work-life balance.. Good care of the employees..

    Cons

    lack of processes.. difficult to break into euro-centric decision making.. Top management in not motivating..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more dynamic and engaging..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It's going down

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    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Not much pressure. Very good benefits and balance work life

    Cons

    Low tech. Lots of internal politics. It's a big parking lot for people ready to retire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close some office in Europe and fire useless employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    used to be a good company in Shenzhen to work for, but not competitive any more

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrative in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrative in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good for R&D students to work for for the first few years to gain experience.
    not so much chance for further career development.

    Cons

    leadership - changing organization all the time, so called regional, corporate, APAC, China,

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Work-life Balance, but somewhat not competitive in the market

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance , you do not have to spend a lot of time on the work as many european companies. many opportunities to work through out the world since there are many branches

    Cons

    Management loop is long and no space for new engineers. there are always Italian and French guys on top. vey frustrating bureaucracy and poor communication

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good work-life balance but not enough efforts from management to improve company culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greater Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greater Noida (India)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time

    Pros

    > Good work-life balance, emergency customer situations that require more work hours are less frequent.

    Cons

    >> Salary isn't competitive, once a person begins to rise in the organization.
    >> Company culture is not enforced properly across all sites - some sites don't have a mandatory policy of team outings, cultural events, etc.
    >> Frequent internal reorganizations make employees feel concerned about whether the top management really knows what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    out of touch with customers

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    fantastic technology with system approach

    Cons

    european head count killing the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place for entry level and management level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    - Cool work environment
    - Job stability
    - Work on new technologies
    - Healthy competition
    - Good Brand name

    Cons

    - Less aggressive
    - Slow progress in career
    - Not so good for 3-15 year experience people as competition is not so high.
    - Not so good opportunity for higher education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a +ve approach to challenges, be more aggressive and dont play too safe

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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