STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated 24 August, 2014
Updated 24 August, 2014
414 Reviews

3.4
414 Reviews
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STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti
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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. 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 for 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 for 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 for 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.  

    Best Initialization

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

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

    Pros

    Good technical learning. Growth is so slow.

    Cons

    Interact with the other team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve immediate supervision. Need to improve the employee growth.

  7.  

    Overall good company

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, exposure to complete design cycle, job security

    Cons

    Not much in term of salary hike and promotion but neither bad. Company decision making is very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change working culture- be fast and proactive, I don't means company is not doing it but more is needed.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience with many opportunities for experience.

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    Current Employee - Process Control Engineer  in  Kirkop (Malta)
    Current Employee - Process Control Engineer in Kirkop (Malta)

    I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Varied markets, complex structure where one can learn a lot

    Cons

    Various product types means different mentalities in the same company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Friendly people in the department, willing to teach intern with little relevant experience.

    Cons

    Amount of work is limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A good organization to learn and work for

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Manager in Greater Noida (India)

    I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, Good Benefits

    Cons

    Not doing very well financially nowadays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward performance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was very good. I have had learnt a lot there.

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

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

    Pros

    The latest technologies and mainly the working culture is amazingly awesome.

    Cons

    There should be priority given to trainees over outsiders for relevant jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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