STMicroelectronics Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
418 Reviews
3.4
418 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
STMicroelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti
Carlo Bozotti
218 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good working culture with good work life balance (in 70 reviews)

  • good working environment in few groups for self-motivated people (in 41 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 11 reviews)

More Highlights

22 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Worst place to be if you are ambitious

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Leader  in  Greater Noida
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Greater Noida

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

    Pros

    You get freedom to do the work you desire even get to work form scratch. Cooperative work culture. The cause of such freedom is sluggish senior staff. So, basically you are left on your own. Thus, this place is good as long as you self-driven.

    Cons

    No recognition of Talent. Highly political environment. Mostly good people leave ST at some point of time, then ST rewards and retains the sluggish bunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to change drastically. Currently, ST is going towards a dead halt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to retire,but worst for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Noida
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Noida

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

    Pros

    1.Balance life,less work pressure
    2.Subsidised meals,
    3.Mentally relax company

    Cons

    1.Salary not upto semicon market.
    2.Very low percent hike
    3.Quality of work is pathetic.Not good company for a fresher to start with
    4.Attrition rate is too high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.Bring the salary to industry level.
    2.Try to hire young people instead of older people.
    3.Try to bring quality work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    good

    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer  in  Greater Noida
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Greater Noida

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

    Pros

    chill life, enjoy ur personal social life

    Cons

    waste of carrier if u want to learn too much thing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fast execution of project

  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Level Of Veridication Done

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Delhi
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Delhi

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

    Pros

    Get to work on a single protocol for a longer time

    Cons

    No Time management, repetitive quantiy work , no quality work, running scripts and regressions only

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good upto 4 years after that time wastage

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  New Delhi
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in New Delhi

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Very less and simple work, even non-technical persons can also do the technical work at ST. Safe haven for inefficient managers and engineers for longer stay. Less availability of good vlsi engineers in New Delhi area therefore there is job security.

    Cons

    Most of the immediate supervisors/managers are inefficient therefore they always support their inefficient team members for their own job security and growth.
    Mostly promotions and good salary hike are given to least performer and inefficient employees causing best performer to leave the company.
    Knowledge of dirty politics is required for better growth and job security.
    Not recommended to work for more than 4 years else he/she will become jack of all trades and master of none.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior management should replace 95% of middle management.
    The team members should do appraisal to their immediate supervisor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Potential to be a great company consistently messed up by lack of leadership, strategy & direction.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    For someone outside of Europe, a fantastic place for multi-cultural experience, particularly for business owners wanting experience dealing with international organizations.
    The guys in Grenoble lot better than rest of the Europe.
    If the BUs put their determination behind something, wonders can happen. eg., MEMs, power mgmt, etc.

    Cons

    The Director level mgmt needs a forklift change. Most have scant idea how to run/grow a business.
    The leadership has no idea how to create a strategy to run a huge org; once in a while a hit comes along to save grace.
    Huge dependence at all levels on who you know to get the job done. There are hardly any processes to run a multi-segment businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To succeed, stop laying off US employees & remove the guarantees of lifelong-jobs in Europe. Start instilling high-performing leadership in key BUs to demonstrate performance based success.
    Reward based on performance metrics as opposed to seniority & who you know.
    Ask INSEAD to do a case study on why TI which was at the same position as STM has been able to do so successfully & implement the recommendations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    New technology - great, management and promotions non existant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Imaging Applications  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Imaging Applications in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Learning and using the latest technology

    Cons

    Management, 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at STMicroelectronics

    Pros

    Training on demand
    Holidays and flexi-time
    International

    Cons

    Political and frustrating
    Environment hostile to proposals and change
    Lack of procedures, methods and communication
    Low salaries
    Layoffs all over the world except in France and Italy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Process Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Good environment for new graduate to gain experiences

    Cons

    Long working hours, low pay and impossible work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To appreciate talents

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Horrible place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Good for Slackers and boot lickers.

    Cons

    Biased promotion and increment. Political place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop recommending your wives as employees, they are better of as housewives. Not contributing to work yet hold high position for many many years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

STMicroelectronics Photos

Worked for STMicroelectronics? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.