STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
416 Reviews
3.4
416 Reviews
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STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti
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216 Ratings

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.  

    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.  

    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
  3.  

    work culture

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    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer Hardware  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer Hardware in Greater Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    Good work llife balance because culture is european

    Cons

    Growth may be slow because company market share is shrinking

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent company to work for in semiconductor domain.

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    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer  in  Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    Innovative environment, challenging projects and global offices.

    Cons

    Homogeneous top management, best projects are assigned to French office...

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Company for self-starters.

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Personal Growth. A lot of freedom. Work with talented people from all across the globe. Innovative technology and large production capacity. Good benefits. Ability to invent yourself. Open communication with local management.

    Cons

    Poor direction from Europe for USA. Slow moving on technology changes. Organization needs better definition and support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater value of dedicated employees. Faster product introduction and adapting to market changes. Better coordination between regions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Best Initialization

    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Greater Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    Good technical learning. Growth is so slow.

    Cons

    Interact with the other team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve immediate supervision. Need to improve the employee growth.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for work life balance, not such a good place for motivated people

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Im only speaking my own office. It's relatively "relaxing" environment, whereby you can don't need to work over time if you don't want to.

    Cons

    Career advancement seems to be limited, unless you are in the European office, due to the internal organization. Management also has differences motivating people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting for an internship, but no big technical challenge or R&D focus

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Agrate Brianza (Italy)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Agrate Brianza (Italy)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics as an intern for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is a big company which works in several fields from silicon technology to computer vision to augmented reality. It is always looking for internships and the selection process is quite easy.

    Cons

    I found little help from the company employees, and I had to solve many issues by my own. Moreover, there is little communication among various offices and seats, causing waste of time if working on overlapping projects. The personal work is not rewarded as it could be, and managers tend to control their employees very much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discover the skilled people you have inside, maybe just normal employees; invest more on long-running research

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good work-life balance but poor PR & subpar office environment ruined it

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    Former Employee - Device Engineer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Device Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, slow-paced work environment, good job security from what I can observe during my internship there, helpful colleagues are always there to guide you.

    Cons

    Inefficient HR department, filing an unpaid leave is always a hassle even with everything computerized. Compensation and benefits are subpar compared to other competitors. The company looks like a place for old-timers to stay down and wait for retirement. The workspace is so cramped with so many people working in such a small confined office. Can't even stretch your arms without touching the person next to you... And the lift capacity for the building is so small (always congested during peak hours) :<

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix up the HR department. Listen to your employees more. Reorganize the office layout and upgrade the lift capacity of the building. Lay out a clear career path for young bloods. Otherwise they will look elsewhere for greener pastures.

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

    Overall good company

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, exposure to complete design cycle, job security

    Cons

    Not much in term of salary hike and promotion but neither bad. Company decision making is very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change working culture- be fast and proactive, I don't means company is not doing it but more is needed.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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