STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated 10 September, 2014
Updated 10 September, 2014
415 Reviews
3.4
415 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
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    Respect for man´s life and dignity

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Very nice working environment. People are very gentle. This company allows some level of independent work. It has a lot of information to learn new skill.

    Cons

    This company is very stable. Decision is made slowly, there are not much opportunities for changing carrier. There are many rule and regulation.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    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
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Good company for their technology

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    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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    great workplace

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Thornhill, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Thornhill, ON

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours, friendly atmosphere, interesting projects, great benefits, vacation and lots more

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons, I've worked there for 12 years and if it wasn't for the layoff, I would have stayed there even longer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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