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SanDisk Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
85 Reviews
4.0
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SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good for the most part (in 10 reviews)

  • Friendly Work Environment, Flexible Hours (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be tough because the company is run lean (in 14 reviews)

  • lots of politics and fading vision after M-Systems acquisition (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Worked as a Test developed Engineering intern with the wafer test team.

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    Former Intern - Test Development Engineering in Milpitas, CA
    Former Intern - Test Development Engineering in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at SanDisk as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent job profile, best team to start with if you are looking to work in Nand Flash memory technology, the work culture is very impressive

    Cons

    This was my first job so I had no expectations, it was basically the Facebook of memory technologies for me. The University Relations team has been helpful even after I discontinued.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I work with an awesome group of people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with our recruiter Olga is always a pleasure

    Cons

    Trying to move away from telecommuting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    overall

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    Current Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at SanDisk

    Pros

    good salary
    good work life balance
    good facilities
    good place to work

    Cons

    no cons at this time. no free food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    This company is very nice to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SanDisk

    Pros

    The food is good, but not free.
    Promotions can be easily achieved.

    Cons

    You work long work hours usually.

  6.  

    Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at SanDisk as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good company to stat with
    Nice people around
    Good Working Environment

    Cons

    Too lengthy process for making decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR policies needs to be tweaked a bit
    Growth Opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    treats employees well

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, offers many benefits to employees, work is challenging,

    Cons

    many people needed to make decisions, slows down progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more efficient business software to measure ROI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Working at Sandisk

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Firmware Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Firmware Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Fast paced , innovative , Correct goals and cutting projects that don't make sense

    Cons

    high expectations and late hours occasionally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better stock compensation for top performers. Need them to feel part of profit sharing when stock does well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work mid-career

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Good place to work
    Good upper management
    Have a positive and determined outlook
    Future growth opportunities

    Cons

    Time-off --its industry standard like many small companies but companies have been moving away. Probably should look into it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging, exciting, and impactful.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    You will be given a lot of responsibility/ownership of projects. It's a smaller company so you have more visibility in the company. There are also fun activities for employees throughout the year like wine tasting and an international festival.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough because the company is run lean. You have to have a certain kind of mindset to succeed here. Also- it's hard to move up the ladder. I feel like I will have to leave to get better pay, which is unfortunate. I do a lot in my role but don't always feel it is valued by my direct management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Company with a future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global company with good management of future business opportunities. Solid control of the supply chain with vertically integrated with volume manufacturing of leading-edge development of products ranging from SSD server racks to NAND memory manufacturing. Requires cooperation of a diverse set of technical expertise and job functions.
    Strong management of company financials. Careful with expenditures, manufacturing efficiency, and product margins.
    Culture & benefits typical of tech companies. Constantly challenged by impossible design targets and schedules. Company pushes people to work hard. Engineering teams are goal focused with a shared sense of responsibility to deliver results.
    Company introduced health & wellness programs. Encourages contributions back to the community.

    Cons

    Expectations for results are high. If you're looking for quiet place to settle down, this is not for you.
    Constant reorganizations. Individuals may experience a lot of churn. If you're not politically astute, you'll be left behind.
    Work style expects people to toe the line and go along with management. Better to keep your head down and keep your opinions to yourself.
    Extremely stingy when it comes to reviews and promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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