SanDisk

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SanDisk Reviews

Updated May 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 195 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra

Sanjay Mehrotra

(92 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good for the most part(in 7 reviews)

  • good opportunities to learn different aspects and tackle challenges(in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Favoritism and poor scheduling and work life balance(in 7 reviews)

  • Very odd relationship with former M Systems acquisition - as a result, almost all director and above positions have been replaced with Israelis(in 5 reviews)

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    Male dominated & they hire their friends first

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is some level of work-life balance as long as you are able to either say 'no' or independently establish a comp-time agreement that allows you some flexibility. They actively support volunteer activities, so that is a good point too.

    ConsThe culture of nepotism and male domination creates a difficult environment for any woman trying to advance a career here. Be ready to be called "feisty" if you try. What works better is to know someone, rather than spend time working your fingers to the bone only to have them tell you that you are too independent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs if I could have any advice you would even remotely consider - now that's funny!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome working at SanDisk, but not so in SanDisk IT dept

    Manager (Current Employee) Milpitas, CA

    ProsOk, Pay, great work environment, good campus

    ConsSanDisk IT is based on one person's view, who is an "AS" CIO Ravi Naik, he has his stinking Indian team, no one gets good hike, stocks or promotions. He robs other's money by allocating all the options to himself and his close friends. You have to suck up to him to get good rating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHigh time to look in to IT Dept, the current CIO has build his empire and is very mean to other's who are not in his circle. There are so many hardworking employees who deserve much better reviews than the one's who are close to CIO.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Chaos

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOkay campus, nice people generally.

    ConsToo much chaos from top down. Everyone always scrambling, teams are understaffed, people overworked and underpaid. Poor communication.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cool company, but Operations team is a disaster

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCoolness factor for working for a popular consumer electronics company.

    Cons1. Very political and autocratic.
    2. If you are "Friends of Manish Bhatia" you will prosper, get big bonus, get out of schedule promotions. Else, GOD help you.
    3. People who do good are the ones who are A+ in following orders, can heavily praise their bosses openly (think how would you do good in North Korea), and never show a glimmer of intelligence.

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

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    DON'T DO IT. SANDISK WILL DEVOUR YOUR SOUL

    A JOB IN OPERATIONS (Current Employee) Milpitas, CA

    Prosnothing. Good pay maybe. thats it.

    Consno communication, no incentive. no smiles, work late, no work life balance. bonus only goes to the ones that are in like slim with management, or are Israeli. if not one of them, then kiss it bye.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify. Hire local employees. stop bringing in employees from other countries. Mine your personnel from local areas. SEND YOUR MANAGERS TO MANAGEMENT TRAINING. IT IS IMPERATIVE. ESPECIALLY IN THE OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT. SKILLS LACK, ESPECIALLY PERSON TO PERSON

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

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    Corporate Operations Division: Stay away.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Milpitas, CA

    ProsNothing that I can say here.

    ConsOnly 2 types of people do well in this division (Corporate Operations):
    1) A friend / very close acquaintance of the top guy of this division.
    2) Extremely politically savvy, invertebrate, and an immaculate boot licker.

    Otherwise, be ready to be handover your sanity + life + career to the whims and ridicule of some "sadistic" upper management, whose excels to "use you" as a mere strawman for every tasks, take all of your credits as their own ideas and blame you for every politics, issues and problems. May sound scary but true.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a shame.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Milpitas, CA

    ProsGenerous bonus at times. A relatively diverse environment.

    ConsIt is a totally unfair environment. If you want a promotion, don't bother to work harder within SanDisk. However, do try to get a job offer from another company. Then you are almost guaranteed the promotion when you pretend to quit even if you are an under performer. Working harder and better only gives you disappointment or abuse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair and be honest.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sweatshop

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Milpitas, CA

    ProsIts a job that pays the bills. Leave as soon as you can though

    ConsManipulative and deceptive management. No flow though to let you know what is going on if you are not a friend of the VP. Managers could care less about you or if you have a life. They expect you to work holidays, Thanksgiving and X-Mas to get work done. They work you 12-14 hours a day and expect perfection. G&A people are routinely given dimished stock, if at all, low wages. And they never thank you for your hard effort. Save yourself and work somewhere else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the politics and try treating your employees with respect instead of like dirt

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company has lots of internal politics

    Marketing Director (Former Employee) Milpitas, CA

    ProsGood pay, good benefits, nice to have a cafeteria onsite. Stock is doing well.

    ConsLots of politics and infighting. Management doesn't have their eye on what's going on internally with their employees. Grew too fast - now bloated with employees in jobs because of their political alliances internally. Very engineering focused - not marketing focused.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to what's happening at your own company, or bring in a management team with experience to help the company. It's sad how this once vibrant company has gone downhill. If new outside management came in it could breathe new life in the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    SanDisk, a company that has not scaled well

    Engineer (Current Employee) Milpitas, CA

    ProsGood CEO who cares about the company

    ConsCompany has become very big and political. Too many VPs, Directors and Managers care more about building up their own organizations than about the company. Decisions about hiring and direction are made inexplicably. My own group, for instance, has seen 3-4 reorgs in the past 1.5 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild a good system within SanDisk for producing leaders. Do not hire people in top positions from outside the company, since they are unknown and many times do not fit in. The number of newly hired executives who have not worked out has reached alarming proportions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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