STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated 26 August, 2014
Updated 26 August, 2014
424 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.  

    Worst place to be if you are ambitious

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Greater Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Greater Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    You get freedom to do the work you desire even get to work form scratch. Cooperative work culture. The cause of such freedom is sluggish senior staff. So, basically you are left on your own. Thus, this place is good as long as you self-driven.

    Cons

    No recognition of Talent. Highly political environment. Mostly good people leave ST at some point of time, then ST rewards and retains the sluggish bunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to change drastically. Currently, ST is going towards a dead halt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Potential to be a great company consistently messed up by lack of leadership, strategy & direction.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    For someone outside of Europe, a fantastic place for multi-cultural experience, particularly for business owners wanting experience dealing with international organizations.
    The guys in Grenoble lot better than rest of the Europe.
    If the BUs put their determination behind something, wonders can happen. eg., MEMs, power mgmt, etc.

    Cons

    The Director level mgmt needs a forklift change. Most have scant idea how to run/grow a business.
    The leadership has no idea how to create a strategy to run a huge org; once in a while a hit comes along to save grace.
    Huge dependence at all levels on who you know to get the job done. There are hardly any processes to run a multi-segment businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To succeed, stop laying off US employees & remove the guarantees of lifelong-jobs in Europe. Start instilling high-performing leadership in key BUs to demonstrate performance based success.
    Reward based on performance metrics as opposed to seniority & who you know.
    Ask INSEAD to do a case study on why TI which was at the same position as STM has been able to do so successfully & implement the recommendations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to retire,but worst for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Noida (India)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (more than an year)

    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
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  5.  

    New technology - great, management and promotions non existant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Imaging Applications in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Imaging Applications in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (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
  6.  

    Bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Training on demand
    Holidays and flexi-time
    International

    Cons

    Political and frustrating
    Environment hostile to proposals and change
    Lack of procedures, methods and communication
    Low salaries
    Layoffs all over the world except in France and Italy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Process Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Good environment for new graduate to gain experiences

    Cons

    Long working hours, low pay and impossible work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To appreciate talents

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

    Horrible place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Good for Slackers and boot lickers.

    Cons

    Biased promotion and increment. Political place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop recommending your wives as employees, they are better of as housewives. Not contributing to work yet hold high position for many many years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    good

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

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

    Pros

    chill life, enjoy ur personal social life

    Cons

    waste of carrier if u want to learn too much thing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fast execution of project

  10.  

    Right place if you are looking for bad people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sr Digital Designer Engineer in Milan (Italy)
    Former Employee - Sr Digital Designer Engineer in Milan (Italy)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some groups work on the cutting edge developments, interesting if you work in those groups.
    Otherwise it is just a permanent job with a bad salary

    Cons

    Never met so many bad people in a single job environment. It seems some of them don't really go to
    their office to work but just to fill their life up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A completely disfunctional organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Milan (Italy)

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

    Pros

    I talk here only about the digital sector, the one I work in.
    Potentially one could do lots of interesting work in STM on leading edge projects.

    Cons

    Management has often really no idea of what it is doing from a technical point of view.
    Lots of money are wasted on losing investments, such as CMOS technologies, only to preserve jobs in France and Italy, for political reasons.
    Careers are often based on personal relationship and/or seniority, not on real merits.
    It is also very difficult to remove unsuccessful managers, often they are left without real responsibilities, but keeping their salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign. Hoping substitutes are real businessmen, and not politicians in disguise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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