SanDisk
3.3 of 5 174 reviews
www.sandisk.com Milpitas, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

SanDisk Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.3 174 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra

Sanjay Mehrotra

(80 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "good opportunities to learn different aspects and tackle challenges"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Good products, good vision, great people"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "lots of politics and fading vision after M-Systems acquisition"
    in 5 reviews
  • "SanDisk senior management likes to micro-manage"
    in 7 reviews
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Exciting technology, but individuals must adapt to rapid changes and long hours.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SanDisk full-time

ProsDecent salary and total comp package. Company strongly supports non-profits and local charities thru employee volunteerism.

ConsWork life balances difficult to achieve with global operations timing and lean resources. Too much top down management, execs need to listen more closely to their employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop letting the tail wag the dog. Customers should come first. Stop placing mid levels into positions they have no experience in! You're ending up with managers but no leaders.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Short Sighted management

Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA

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

ProsStock price makes the package attractive

ConsNo Advancement opportunities, short sighted management that looks at cost savings and RIFs first rather than investing in building up the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at your top performers, give them a clear path to career advancement. Rather than cutting staff (often top performing staff) to save money short term through a RIF which looks good on paper think about investing in your best people and give them a reason to want to stay.

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

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Great company

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA

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

ProsPeople are really nice. Great Communications.

Conschallenge schedule and competitive environment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work!

Director of Materials (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

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

ProsGood management concern for employees. Great company communications. Excellent benefits package. Reasonable time-off allowance.

ConsNothing remarkable. The company expectations of employees are reaonsable and straight-forward. Business outlook fluctuates with the economy but that is not unusual.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Technically less challenging in few groups and more to learn in other groups

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

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

ProsGood company values. Company gives importance to work balance. Salary and RSUs are good. If it is a right team, the work will be really interesting.

ConsAfter few years working in a group its hard to learn any thing new or the job gets less challenging more often .
Management is not really keen in training the employees for improving their skills .
Too many changes in the organisation.
Hard to move between groups

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure the employee is happy with his or her work. That is what actually push them to move out.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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strong company, weak on employee development

Industrial Engineer (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

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

ProsGrowing Company, Fast Paced, flexible working hours (though if someone sees you leaving early they will not assume you are working from home. bad perception), you get paid..

ConsNo Work-Life Balance, Limited promotion opportunity (though possible). frequent re-org and layoffs, less job security

Advice to Senior Managementpractice what you preach. find balance.

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

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Great Experience for Students

Field Marketering Intern (Former Employee)

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

Pros- You make your own hours
- Traveled to California HQ for in depth training
- No Micromangement - supervisors are based in California
- Excellent pay for an Internship program + embursed for travel expenses (gas, car insurance)
- Great Experience and helped me get an amazing job after graduation

Cons- Worked alone and out of the house: must be a self starter/motivated or you won't be succussful
- Weren't always given much direction
- No Feedback on performance until my exit interview
- One of MANY (about 50 nationwide) interns - makes it difficult to continue with the company after graduation.

Advice to Senior Managementgive a little more direction because the interns work remotely and give feedback throughout the internship, not just in the exit interview. This is a great opportunity for college students and I hope the program contunues

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior software engineer

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

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

ProsThroughout this guide, the term
“stock-based compensation” refers to all forms of employee compensation that fall
within the scope of ASC 718.

ConsUnder ASC 718, companies that award their employees stock-based compensation
will recognize the fair value of those awards in their financial statements, generally
beginning on the date the awards are granted.

Advice to Senior ManagementThroughout this guide, the term
“stock-based compensation” refers to all forms of employee compensation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Internship Opportunity, Decent Company

Field Marketing (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I have been working at SanDisk as an intern for more than a year

ProsPretty good pay for a college internship
SanDisk looks great on a resume
Lots of independence and flexibility
Ability to travel if you're a solid performer
Good likelihood of working part-time throughout school year (if you're good at the job)

ConsLack of feedback from managers
Work is very repetitive, sometimes dull and too easy
Company culture is as boring as its product
Flash memory seems more and more like a commodity
It seems like there might be a lack of entry-level jobs so I doubt I will work here after college

Advice to Senior ManagementMake the internship more fulfilling. I think most interns are overqualified for the oftentimes mundane work we do.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Process integration

Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

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

ProsEasy to make idea and that's application

ConsA lot of business trip to outside countary

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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