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STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated 16 August 2014
Updated 16 August 2014
407 Reviews

3.4
407 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.  

    got good learning experience

    Current Employee - Trainee  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee in Greater Noida (India)

    Pros

    work culture is very good, chances of firing are very less

    Cons

    conversion rate after Internship are very less

  2.  

    Good company to retire,but worst for growth

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Noida (India)

    Pros

    1.Balance life,less work pressure
    2.Subsidised meals,
    3.Mentally relax company

    Cons

    1.Salary not upto semicon market.
    2.Very low percent hike
    3.Quality of work is pathetic.Not good company for a fresher to start with
    4.Attrition rate is too high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.Bring the salary to industry level.
    2.Try to hire young people instead of older people.
    3.Try to bring quality work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    excellent learning environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Delhi (India)

    Pros

    excellent learning environment
    ample opportunities to explore new things
    highly encouraging managers

    Cons

    salary differentiation on performance
    pay for performance is very poor
    career growth in terms of salary is very poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve the cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people but slow promotion cycle

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Burlington, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Burlington, MA (US)

    Pros

    People, diversity, benefits, mobility potential, European roots, travel, pension plan, good 401k matching, work life balance, cross functional tasks,

    Cons

    Slow to promote, minimal stock allowances, lower pay than competitors, salary increase just matches inflation, constant cost-cutting programs, not investing enough in US as French and Italian employees cannot be layer off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    STMicroelectronics - Stagnating Company

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    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Greater Noida (India)

    Pros

    Work content is good but not cutting edge. Good Job Security. Work Life balance.

    Cons

    Management is really out-dated and out of touch of the present day market. STM continues to bleed of Money and good manpower which is leaving the company in droves. What remains is the dead wood.

    Working on older technologies and innovation in products is abysmal.

    Sweet talk and toeing the line of your manager is needed for you to survive.

    Salary hikes are a pittance and salary structure gets revised to paint a rosy picture of your package!

    Greater Noida Office is at a distant location which is quite far from the city. Hence commute gets really tough. You cannot live nearby since nearby localities have multiple issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to weed out the unproductive employees rather than letting go of the good ones.

    Brainstorming on the future road-map and products are a must in case STM has to remain competitive. the competitors have far more mature products and technologies than STM.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management Team in planning and execution, very limited opportunity in career advancement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Reasonable good benefit. Relative stable amount of AWS and Variable bonus expected yearly, regardless of market volatility. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    A lot of training programs, but that is being discouraged to practise for work and not really useful for future career advancement. Culture that reward sweet talk people, and not for people with good working quality. Too much focus on seniority. Management team looking at output but not quality and very short sighted. Very tedious procedure and paperwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and listen to the feedback from employees, respect everybody from operators to managers for the professionalism and skills. It is not about all the systems to access performance and asking for survey yearly, but how sincere that management want to get the company to be better. If all effort is to please the bosses only, everything heard is sweet but actually bitter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I never understood how they can be in the Global Top 5 (back then). Not a good company

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

    Pros

    When I joined the job seemed like an interesting job. However, soon it turned out that the group where I worked had hardly sales. I didn't find real pros. Probably I didn't see the good sides, because they must be there. But not in Italy.

    Cons

    In Italy it depends on the network you have. Skills are not the only thing that counts. One symptom was that in Agrate very few job openings were posted on the internal website (all organized in the network) , whereas in Grenoble often many jobs were posted. The sites are comparable in size. People / management doesn't keep promises and not the right people are in the right position. Colleagues were also not willing to share a lot of info with other colleagues in an order to 'be important'. For example, software was not commented so that others would not understand. I had a few employers, but ST was by far the worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is better to have someone work then to have someone just being present without working. So let people do the job they want to and are best at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk averse management, government-like bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Great technology, working with tier one suppliers and customers, exciting projects and products. Smart people to work with. Fair and decent employer with some of the best employee benefits around. Opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Ingrained silo-mentality; not much cross-pollination between different divisions. Very hard to break into higher level management if you are not Italian or French. Internecine civil war between these fractions. Unnecessary layers of management. Company is treated as a social service by the French and Italian governments which are part owners, resulting in massive employment levels in those countries. Failures are not sanctioned. Cuts made in other parts of the world, impacting bottom line. High level decisions are often made based on political and economic realities of France and Italy, not on what is best for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a German or American CEO. Welcome bidirectional communication with employees. Take risks. Get off the government funding – it comes with too many strings attached. Get rid of nepotism, reward excellence.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Respect for man´s life and dignity

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Very nice working environment. People are very gentle. This company allows some level of independent work. It has a lot of information to learn new skill.

    Cons

    This company is very stable. Decision is made slowly, there are not much opportunities for changing carrier. There are many rule and regulation.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Device Engineer

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    Former Employee - Device Engineer  in  Rousset, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (France)
    Former Employee - Device Engineer in Rousset, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (France)

    Pros

    This company has great values (Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility is enforced), and the management trully believes in these values. I started in this company and I learnt a ton. I was regularly offered new missions to keep on learning, to keep on moving. HR policies are among the best I have witenessed: transparency, communication, and most of the time good listening skills. Even the salaries and benefits are good (for the region I was working in).

    Cons

    There is no real high management; however, HR reps told me there was a plan to put in place a proper high potential system in place in the next few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less techies, and more business oriented.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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