STMicroelectronics
3.4 of 5 377 reviews
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STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 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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Review Highlights

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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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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Respect for man´s life and dignity

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsVery 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Too much office politics

Software Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at STMicroelectronics full-time

ProsSerious company, good job security, good work-life balance

Constoo much office politics, too many meetings, hard to make choose move

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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ok company - good benefits but work satisfaction was low

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at STMicroelectronics full-time

Prosvery good medical and other benefits

Consnot much career advancement, especially for employees acquired by acquisition.

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Good company for their technology

ASIC Design Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood technology in semiconductors, best EDA tools to work efficiently

ConsManagement style is not open at all, very secretive

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's not a startup I agree but Engineer should be involve not just firefight

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great workplace

Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer (Former Employee)
Thornhill, ON

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

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

ConsI 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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very bureaucratic company

Software Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood benefits (in Europe, at least)

ConsFor electronic designers it might be a great company to work for, but for IT and software development it is kind of dull.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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