STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated 20 September, 2014
Updated 20 September, 2014
417 Reviews
3.4
417 Reviews
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STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti
Carlo Bozotti
217 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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  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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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for 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 for 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.  

    STMicroelectronics R&D Engineering Life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    nothinf

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

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

    Pros

    i have nothing to say

    Cons

    not that good,no prospectus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    7 Years in STMicroElectronics

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    Current Employee - Software/HW Engineer  in  Tunis, MT (US)
    Current Employee - Software/HW Engineer in Tunis, MT (US)

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

    Pros

    When you work at STM, you got the opportunity to access a very interesting domain of technology. Every day you are learning something new ...
    the work environment is cute and friendly.

    Cons

    Some projects arrived in a critical path and you find yourself working under stress (project value : some Million of dollars). Hurry up, do your job quickly but do it correctly ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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