STMicroelectronics

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Good Company in Europe but perhaps not the right place to work in the US

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

Pros

People are easy going and not much work pressure , typical European culture.

Cons

Lot of French and Italian politics around you and you would invariably be a victim of their favoritism .US centers are considered as an overhead and never given their due importance . Management locally is sluggish and spineless with no say in company's decisions . Overall not the best place to work if you want to have a bright career . Just about ok if you want to hang in there with an attitude of old time government employee .

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I don't think Management needs an advice as they anyways have nothing in their hands , the best they do is hire people locally . All the decisions are taken from Europe .

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Technical

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    Current Employee - Equipment Technician  in  Muar (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Muar (Malaysia)

    Pros

    More experience learning on many type of machine

    Cons

    Leak on working time.please review..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very talented workforce, direction not always clear

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

    Pros

    Individual contributors are very skilled and motivated. The company usually allows for a good degree of freedom in how we execute our work and are responsible for our results.
    In general there is more attention to the people than in other, pure american, companies

    Cons

    Management sometimes loses focus and top directives are not clear or not always coherent. It requires a lot of self-direction and self-motivation. Salary range is not always in line with local competitors (Arizona / Colorado / California)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions and stick to them, unless they're proven wrong.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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