STMicroelectronics
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STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated Mar 23, 2014
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3.4 377 reviews

                             

48% Approve of the CEO

STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti

Carlo Bozotti

(201 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Risk averse management, government-like bureaucracy

Principal Engineer (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON

I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat 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.

ConsIngrained 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 Senior ManagementGet 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Product Engineer (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON

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

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

ConsNo commercial vision from high management in north America

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a clear vision, goal and make the right strategic choices in your business moves.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Thornhill, ON

I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood teamwork, excellent cross-training opertunities

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

Advice to Senior Managementconsider fast tracking star employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at STMicroelectronics

Prosgood benefits, ok environment, flexible working hours

Consworkload, new technologies, long term development

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThis 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).

ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementBe less techies, and more business oriented.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good experience to work here

Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe staff welfare not bad.

ConsHopefully the company can progress better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good working experience

Application Engineer (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than a year

ProsGood work life balance and benefits.
Good training from knowledgeable supervisors.
Support for ideas if you got the right manager.

ConsSlow and sometimes unclear progression.
Semiconductor industry has little room for growth without major restructuring. Need to re-focus in light of competition from China.

Advice to Senior ManagementRestructure properly and implement the right changes and not just for the sake of restructuring.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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my 13 years in this multinational company were full of good experiences

Executive Assistant (Former Employee)
Geneva (Switzerland)

I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 10 years

Prosworking environment, offices, benefits, colleagues,

Conslack of company culture and HR efforts

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to work, nice people but rather low salaries with no real career opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsVery good work life/balance - Good team spirit in general. usually well located

ConsNo real possibility to progress to management positions, very low turn-over .. probably lower salaries/ bonus than in other High-Tech companies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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My belief of being fit for electronics industry strengthened.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Greater Noida (India)

I worked at STMicroelectronics as an intern for less than a year

Pros1. Very good environment
2. Great facilities

Cons1. Not very competitive environment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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