SanDisk Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra
Sanjay Mehrotra
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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. Typical semiconductor company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at SanDisk

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty typical semiconductor company. Great place to work if you're into the industry. Main focuses are on NAND Flash, MP3 players. SanDisk sponsors events that make it a more family-friendly place to work. Salary and compensation seem to be highly competitive with that of other semiconductor companies in the area, if not better.

    Cons

    NAND Flash is currently a money-losing industry. SanDisk has been doing a good job avoiding cost-cutting and layoffs, but there's a sense that there won't be much growth in the near future. Also possible - mergers with Samsung, Toshiba, leading to restructuring. Currently doesn't seem to be hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Probably should have taken Samsung's offer. Time for expansion into other industries.


  2. Great Experience, Boring Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Intern
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Intern

    I worked at SanDisk

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great pay for an intern -Lots of independence in choosing hours and work route -Management is not looking over your shoulder 24/7; you are given a task and expected to complete it timely and competently

    Cons

    -Not enough direction in assigning tasks -Very little training given to interns -Little to no feedback on job performance makes it difficult to improve and grow professionally

    Advice to Management

    Continue the Field Marketing Intern program, but provide more direction and expectations to interns. More training would also make the program more effective


  3. experience designer

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

    I have been working at SanDisk

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    hard working, not so good cafe

    Advice to Management

    do a better job


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  5. Great place to work

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

    Very innovative and agile company, supporting the growth of employess and offering opportunities to do it.

    Cons

    Traditionally purely oriented to NAND

    Advice to Management

    Despite the challenges, keep moving in the current direction.


  6. Process integration

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

    Easy to make idea and that's application

    Cons

    A lot of business trip to outside countary


  7. Helpful (1)

    SanDisk is a fantastic place to work, filled with individuals that care about the company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Great opportunity to learn and grow, adept co-workers.

    Cons

    Long hours and sleepless nights

    Advice to Management

    Continue the progress in the enterpise space.


  8. solid

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Good office culture. Nice office building. Great gym.

    Cons

    traffic, slightly pricycafeteria, somewhat limited parking


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company, tons of upside and continued growth

    • 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 (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The people, the culture, the people. Brilliant minds and unlike other larger companies, you don't get lost in the crowd...executive visibility into what you do happens all the time. Pushed to be greater than before and given a great deal of autonomy to challenge the status quo. No two days are ever the same which is good, as well as the employee activities; both on-site and off-site events help ensure we work hard & play hard.

    Cons

    Can sometimes run lean but it challenges employees to try things outside of their normal scope of work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring about employees and showing that vested interest in the overall well-being of the work force...really shows and makes a difference :)


  10. Helpful (2)

    Operations at SanDisk

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

    very strong operations team; very impressive colleagues

    Cons

    communication from management down to the teams is not very clear; could be improved


  11. Helpful (1)

    Challenging work with great coworkers

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

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time

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

    Pros

    I find the work environment engaging and challenging. New ideas are welcomed and encouraged at all levels. Teammates are top notch. Compensation is also very competitive.

    Cons

    I don't have any major cons, although no company is perfect. There's a bit more overhead than the small-company environment I'm used to, especially work procurement. Also the industry can have lean times.



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