SanDisk Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
211 Reviews
3.5
211 Reviews
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SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra
Sanjay Mehrotra
102 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Great technology poor execution

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and annual bonus plan. Espp is good at 15 percent. The technology will be ever changing and play a part in data centers

    Cons

    Things are always delayed and changing. Trust in leadership is fading. Everything is run on spreadsheets and the reporting is ancient and not reliable. Transparency is very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people you hire. More management and executives ask questions to get the answers they want, not the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Low level management is the pits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Upward momentum of the NAND flash industry and Sandisk is a big integral part of it..
    Good overall and stock compensation

    Cons

    Non existent culture. Suck up to long timers to get promoted. No value for title. Extremely top heavy - Almost everyone is a "Director" or above.
    Low level cronies of certain Directors have no knowledge whatsoever of the products they manage, have 5+ employees leaving within a short span and still get promoted.
    if you come from a good company or went to great schools and have had a good career, joining SanDisk is kissing your career goodbye.
    Review and rating is a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Take manager feedback seriously. Fire low performing managers if they don't make a certain cut and dont promote them sending the wrong message.
    -

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    SanDisk

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Industrial Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Industrial Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Never get bored
    -Fast paced
    -Team work is important

    Cons

    -Working long hours
    -People are more of talker than doer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should seek industry standards when creating new roles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good and Bad both

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

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

    Pros

    Work place is very competitive.
    Manager is very helpful & supportive.
    Facility are good like the gym , volleyball court and cafe.
    Company is doing great so stock prices are rising rapidly. This gives good returns on ESPP otherwise not much of an advantage for Design Engineer II.

    Cons

    Salary is too low.
    Work life balance is missing.
    No overtime pay.
    Still using old verification technique.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something about the salaries of Freshers. And if you want to stick to median pay then give good hike every year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good company, but not energetic enough

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    stable working environment
    good management
    work/life balance is good

    Cons

    slow career development
    slow PERM process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Strong brand, good product, friendly people, decent pay

    Cons

    Impossible to get promoted. always fearful of loosing your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Corporate America

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Business Development  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Business Development in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice steady work, if you don't have any aspirations.

    Cons

    Office Politics are a killer at SanDisk.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time

    Pros

    the company has desire to be the best

    Cons

    the company does not have right persons to manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not just Indian is smart

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Procurement Team... No No

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent infrastructure, salary and decent brand value on resume.

    Cons

    This is about Procurement Team - Too much micro management, inflexible and extremely bureaucratic. The management will tell you what meetings are mandatory, where to sit in the meeting room (remote joining not allowed), demand (not request) that you be available during your off office hours, how, when and what to write in emails, how to perform your work (it does not matter if you know already, do it the way they want) and requires a lot of unnecessary, dumb and time consuming tasks/reports. This team probably has the company's highest attrition rate and employee satisfaction is least of the priorities. A lot of negative motivation. No career path or growth. Its good to switch off your brain and just follow instructions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the existing procurement management with a person with basic personnel management skills. Make a sincere effort to improve.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    All Neutral company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Business Development  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Director Business Development in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    NAND technology is hot
    Nice people with good values

    Cons

    Minimal technical challenges in most teams
    Politics in mid management level
    Most work done by less 10-15% of the teams (rest are having fun)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your mangers make decision and keep them accountable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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