STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated 18 October, 2014
Updated 18 October, 2014
423 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.  

    Too much office politics

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time

    Pros

    Serious company, good job security, good work-life balance

    Cons

    too much office politics, too many meetings, hard to make choose move

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    ok company - good benefits but work satisfaction was low

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time

    Pros

    very good medical and other benefits

    Cons

    not much career advancement, especially for employees acquired by acquisition.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company for their technology

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    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good technology in semiconductors, best EDA tools to work efficiently

    Cons

    Management style is not open at all, very secretive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not a startup I agree but Engineer should be involve not just firefight

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    very bureaucratic company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (in Europe, at least)

    Cons

    For electronic designers it might be a great company to work for, but for IT and software development it is kind of dull.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    STMicroelectronics R&D Engineering Life

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    Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    I have been with STM for 11 years, a great company wihere very good in training and knowledge sharing, very good environment with slow paced but things are get done steady. Very systematic and you fear not to loss with your problem. Very low pressure and slowly people will help to get thing done when you are stuck.

    They are always in the front line of technology and petty much things can be learn. Most importantly, they seldom layoff people and try to keep the people within the company in case of downturn with many option. Very good place for those perfer stability and peaceful life.

    Cons

    Very complex organization and produces annoying political tension among organization some time. This company is very huge company with more than 50000 employees. It applies hybrid hierarchy where most of organization is controlled horizontally and vertically, provide full control but making easy things difficult sometime.

    Pay is in average range and AI is not that significant sometime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SImplify the organization size and its complexity but put more resource to area with greatest value and growth could bring this company to another level of achievement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 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 (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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Device Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Device Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics as an intern (less than an 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

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