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STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated 17 November, 2014
Updated 17 November, 2014
432 Reviews
3.3
432 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk averse management, government-like bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Ottawa, ON

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

    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
  2.  

    Enriching both on technical point of view as well as on the human side with fellow coworkers

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    Best In Market EDA tools and licenses, interesting projects, great working atmosphere

    Cons

    No commercial vision from high management in north America

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clear vision, goal and make the right strategic choices in your business moves.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work, not too many silicon-valley type perks, but good experience.

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Thornhill, ON
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Thornhill, ON

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good teamwork, excellent cross-training opertunities

    Cons

    limited career growth - slow pace for promotions, somewhat of a satellite office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider fast tracking star employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    good benefits, ok environment, flexible working hours

    Cons

    workload, new technologies, long term development

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Engineer Trainee

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    Former Employee - Engineer Trainee in Greater Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Engineer Trainee in Greater Noida (India)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is one of the leading industry in India in Embedded Systems related innovations and products.

    Cons

    Challenges to meet deadlines for the project was enthusiastic experience.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company to work for. Treated you like family.

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    Former Employee - Lead Peer Trainer in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Lead Peer Trainer in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Raises, Bonuses, Morale, MGMT, people. Working for this company is a huge loss for many people. Many discounts to sporting events, hair salons, and many other things.

    Cons

    Company went overseas leaving thousands unemployed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work as long as you are European

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good (but not great) Semiconductor company. If you are better than average you can truly shine at this company. Lots of opportunities to learn, travel, assume new responsibilities. Some very good mentoring. Good pay at the right level and at the right location(s).

    Cons

    Very few non-Europeans make it to top management. Still a very French/Italian culture company. Company continues to manage the same old fashioned way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new (young) blood in management. The company needs to be more forward looking and take chances as needed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I worked for ST for 4 years.. Good company to work for with as has a wide portfolio.. Great learning oppurtunities..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    perks and promotions are industry standard.. probably best semi option in North.. Great work-life balance.. Good care of the employees..

    Cons

    lack of processes.. difficult to break into euro-centric decision making.. Top management in not motivating..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more dynamic and engaging..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great learning experience

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

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    work life balance is great. enough learning opportunities, helpful colleagues. World leader in the field of semiconductor technology.

    Cons

    Chances of PPO for interns is minimalistic. even after one year of internship, there is no guarantee of a job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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