STMicroelectronics
3.4 of 5 377 reviews
www.st.com Geneva, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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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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Pros:
  • "Very good work life/balance - Good team spirit in general"
    in 64 reviews
  • "ST has a nice working environment and the people are very friendly and knowledgeable"
    in 36 reviews
Cons:
  • "Few career opportunities, low salary compared to Italy's average for graduates"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Conservative decision making after taken long time to arrive de-risk"
    in 10 reviews
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Great learning!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Greater Noida (India)

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

ProsGreat learning experience, great salary packages.

ConsLow rate of conversion from trainee to employee, Location.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Noida (India)

I have been working at STMicroelectronics part-time for less than a year

Prosquality work in analog and digital

Constime allotment for each job is too short

Advice to Senior Managementnothing

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New technology - great, management and promotions non existant

Imaging Applications (Former Employee)
Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

ProsLearning and using the latest technology

ConsManagement, HR that spouted the company line permanently - didnt listen to employees.
Complete dis-interest in recognising staff achievements - unless you were in the design team.

Lack of pay rises and promotions, lower grade staff had minimal increases, enough to keep them on the bottom of the band levels that was all.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to listen to your lower staff, feed that through your middle management and listen all the way up. Dont ignore your talent

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Really Good experience

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Greater Noida (India)

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

Prostimings, holidays, work life balance, HR - All these are the best things in this company and I think whoever has worked here would agree.

ConsLack of project work. lesser opportunities. Slow vertical growth

Advice to Senior ManagementHire new mid-level managers at key positions instead of promoting.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Friendly environment

Analog Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Milano (Italy)

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

ProsLearning, Work/Life Balance, Good people

ConsLow salary, Low career opportunities

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the talents

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

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Good place to learn, but not to earn

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

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

Pros1. If you are a self-motivated individual. This is the best place for you as you get ample time to focus on things you wish to pursue.
2. Work stress is at its minimal level. But, the level and complexity of work at ST is ahead or at par with industry.
3. The existing technical cream layer of ST is deteriorating quickly. As of now there are many people in ST whom you'll love to work with.

Cons1. The work culture is a breeding ground for people who don't work ethically. People treat the freedom given by ST to chill, hangout and no regulation is there, thus work suffers.

2. Management layer is of old-school people politics is evident in many scenarios.

3. Hikes are not governed by Potential and results-delivered. But, people are given hikes on impractical measures such as : colleges branding (even at experienced level) , complexity of profile is not honored (that is why solid people leave quickly).

4. Salary is a big turn down.

Advice to Senior ManagementST needs to consolidate its staff there are many useless people in every hierarchy. Serious thought is required on the existing appraisal process.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall good place to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at STMicroelectronics

ProsGood Work Culture, Good quality work , Efficient Management

ConsLesser Pay , Far from main City ,

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Overall, it was a fantastic experience, the people are friendly and welcoming.

Document Control Specialist - Lead Auditor (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

ProsMulti-cultural atmosphere. I learned so much in the work environment at ST, it has helped me a great deal moving forward.

ConsThe CEO retired and the replacement was not there for the employees, things changed and the company values were not upheld.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to listen to your employees, take notice when one of them is unhappy or if the department is having issues. If you are pro-active then the group will be very productive. It's when concerns fall on deaf ears that employees get discouraged and then find work elsewhere.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Possibility to learn and grow

Staff Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPossibility to learn a lot thanks to internal know-how and many different training programs. Your work is often linked to business and you may produce an important impact on products. Good culture and values.

ConsThe quite complex organization made by several levels ofte implies that too many people have to approve before starting an initiative. Compensations are often not directly linked to actual skills, seniority and produced results.

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Very good company to work for

Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time

ProsHuge international presence, many experienced engineers, very good equipment available. ST have their own technology line making them leaders amongst only a few semiconductor companies overall.

ConsEven though big company, which implies stable employment prospects, they tend to have vast human resource. That is often pointed to when cuts are required to improve financial position.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep relations to academia as an excellent source of qualified employees. Allow for more opportunities for knowledge sharing between sites through expatriate schemes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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