SanDisk Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Amazing company.

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

    I have been working at SanDisk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are wonderful, fast paced exciting environment.

    Cons

    Horrible favoritism. Chef is awful.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend the CEO to at least once a week walk through building 5.

  2. Working as a temp at SanDisk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at SanDisk full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The West Valley recruiters are fantastic and always ready to help. Even the recruiters that I was not associated with, like Olga Ocon, were consistently helpful and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    A bit disjointed - there are several technical writers but there is no collaboration one tech writer to another. Most tech writers are not aware that there are other tech writers there. No common cover pages or style guides.

    Advice to Management

    Bring every similar department together so there is more sharing, collaborating, brain storming, etc.

  3. Great experience

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

    I have been working at SanDisk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart, committed people who made company successful and continue to do so. Leader in the industry and not afraid to adapt to market changes and continually evolve company. Lots of independence in work assignments.

    Cons

    High expectations means lots of work, even if it is "self-imposed".

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, but never be satisfied

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  5. Been at SanDisk 1.5 years - very impressed with how it's run

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Transparency of decisions by senior management, great values. Sanjay Mehrotra exemplifies "old school" values on how to keep a company well run over the long term. Excellent salary & stock benefits. Was recruited by Olga Ocon and haven't regretted a moment!

    Cons

    Chaotic due to high growth in some BUs.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course

  6. So far so good!

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

    I have been working at SanDisk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good hiring process - Olga Ocon was my recruiter and was able to provide a clear direction on the entire interview/hiring process.

    Good people to work with - most people are very helpful and are willing to work with you on issues.

    Lots of Corporate Activities - company has at least one event every quarter to celebrate a holiday or event.

    Cons

    Lots of change - seems like the company is still trying to figure out how to manage certain groups....

    Lots of processes - sometimes very difficult to get certain things done because there are a lot of people and processes involved.

    Advice to Management

    They should do a better job of assessing the current situation and evaluating employees strengths/weakness before doing a re-org.

    Need to improve certain business units culture.

  7. Good internship

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Intern
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Intern

    I have been working at SanDisk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You're on your own and get to visit various retail locations. You schedule product demonstration days and employee trainings if mangers let you

    Cons

    Have to work weekends and evenings as these are high traffic times.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are good. They really support you

  8. Helpful (3)

    Product management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Operations Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Feel of a small company

    Cons

    1. Very bad office politics
    2. No clear roles and responsibilities
    3. Absolutely no work life balance
    4. Rewards and recognition are based on favoritism and not really to people who deserve

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve greatly on work life balance, rewards and recognition to people who truly deserve, check on office politics and favoritism

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work! I've been at SanDisk for over six years and the company just keeps getting better and better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Legal in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Legal in Milpitas, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance; great people; very diverse environment; strong company values that are genuine, not corporate mumbo jumbo; very ethical company; high confidence in executive staff; the bonus program is excellent (in some years I've gotten as much as 170% of my target bonus)

    Cons

    Some dysfunction is inevitable in any company, as are politics, but I don't think SanDisk has more than its share of either; benefits are OK - the basics - but unimaginative; equity compensation has gotten a lot leaner

    Advice to Management

    Better succession planning and developing people (especially women) from within.

  10. High-Tech, Innovative and Fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New technology, ability to rotate in my role and learn new skill sets. Free Gym! Free Food! Always new activities and events at SanDisk. I like being around really innovative, creative people who want to work towards a common goal.

    Cons

    Sometimes work can be repetitive, but typically with anywhere else you go.
    Long Hours

    Advice to Management

    Transparency

  11. Systems Design Inter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Systems Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Intern - Systems Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Amazing team
    - Helpful people
    - Challenging work

    Cons

    There are no cons as such.

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