SanDisk Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra
Sanjay Mehrotra
158 Ratings

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

  • Good Work environment & culture (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance doesn't really have a meaning (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. Generous Bonus plan, Stingy on PTO, Lacks diversity, Good not Great place to work

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

    For the most part, reward is equivalent to performance. Motivated teams, very fast paced environment. If you can filter the noise, good learning experience. During regular day to day operations, never felt any discrimination, but there are groups, more like cults that don't like to collaborate.

    Cons

    Lacks diversity, sometimes situations and decision making gets too political. The generous bonus plan i mention equates to abandoning your personal life. They could be a bit more generous with the stingy PTO policy, out of which roughly 4-5 are forced PTO days, which they call shutdown. The only orientation or training that happened was with regards to HR policies and processes. Within most engineering teams, you are thrown in the pool and you learn to swim on your own. Most managers are managers because they run out of engineering titles at some point. A lot of these people need to be taught people management and people retention skills

    Advice to Management

    Watch the crowding around mid management layer and try to diversify the workforce. A lot of your teams are out of balance in terms of workload distribution, need some serious evaluation of the managerial skills in most engineering organisations.


  2. Product engineer

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

    I worked at SanDisk

    Pros

    Cool team, great work culture

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs, not much prospective for growth


  3. Hardware Engineer

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

    I have been working at SanDisk (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Perfect work environment for every one

    Cons

    N/A . I don't see any cons


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  5. Business Analyst

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

    I have been working at SanDisk

    Pros

    Sandisk is good when it comes to compensation

    Cons

    There is No work life balance No tools -very manual work


  6. Firmware Engineering

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

    I have been working at SanDisk (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a good place to work

    Cons

    I do not find anything for con yet


  7. Product Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working in a dynamic enviornment

    Cons

    Too many changes in short time


  8. design engineer

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at SanDisk (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    work exposure and you get to learn many things every day

    Cons

    work life balance is tough


  9. Great potential, needs mgmt tweaks

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

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time

    Pros

    Friendly culture in most pockets

    Cons

    High focus on operational emphasis, leaving little room for innovation and discovery

    SanDisk Response

    Jul 7, 2015 – HR Communications

    Thank you for your comment about our friendly people! We pride ourselves on being able to provide a friendly environment where our employees want to come to work. Our employees are strongly ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    Senior level Program Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good industry. Leaders in retail business. Company tries to create a good culture.

    Cons

    Not much vision for the futures. Lags behind in catching up with the technology compared to the competitors. ASIC team is very weak. The louder and aggressive you are, the higher you go. Hard work is recognized only as you promote it more. Not much career growth opportunities - stringent rules on educational benefits so much so you almost never get eligible for future studies.


  11. Used to be better

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

    I have been working at SanDisk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast-paced challenging environment access to executives learning and development opportunities for employees

    Cons

    executives making rash decisions lots of office politics



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