SanDisk Reviews in Milpitas, CA

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
208 Reviews

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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 company with ancient systems

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Great stock benefits and employee programs

    Cons

    Ancient systems for reporting. Very manual administrative work on spreadsheets. Very flat organization with little upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people from within, even if in title. Invest in systems infrastructure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Favoritism is the way!

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

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

    Pros

    Gym and volleyball court is definitely is a hit.

    Cons

    Only Indians and Israelis get fair promotions. Some hardworking employees with 7+ years of experience get stuck in their roles with no promotion, multiplied by being a female. . Even being a key team person with very long working hours and high achievements does not matter. This is where favoritism talks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look more carefully into your team and the contributions made by each person.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Lacks pursuit for innovation

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

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

    Pros

    There are some very talented teams in the company.

    Cons

    Lack of vision by senior leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    There are no good reasons to work there. The stock is doing fine, but the culture is atrocious, just a bunch of loudmouth yes men
    Mid level management was ok.

    Cons

    Too many to name
    you're watched like a hawk, for no apparent reason either. Visible antagonism towards random employees.
    Old school company with old school management methodologies.
    Everyone was LOUD and in each others personal business.
    Everyone was in constant battle,
    Not enough processes set.
    High level management was always suspicious of their employees.
    Only your direct level peers offer any help or support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about chilling out, it's just storage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    SanDisk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    Fruitful experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Cash rich! Good company and work culture. You would learn lot of new tools/softwares which are used to ease up the product development process. On personal level, company arranges different kind of activities (outside work) for its employees.

    Cons

    The benefit package is standard which other bay area companies also give. Being a cash rich company, it can do better in compensating Employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Very Good Culture

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

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

    Pros

    Work culture is very good

    Cons

    Nothing much. Things are good as is.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    - Competitive Salary
    - Leadership
    - Small workplace culture

    Cons

    - Does not promote telecommuting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Telecommuting, flexible work schedules (e.g. 4/10's, etc.), and other programs that could improve on work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good company, but not energetic enough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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