SanDisk Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
211 Reviews
3.5
211 Reviews
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SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra
Sanjay Mehrotra
102 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Lacks pursuit for innovation

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flash is definitely the place to be. SanDisk continues to dominate in this space.

    Cons

    I can't find any cons right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going. Look for other companies that can complement flash to provide more solutions to consumers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Low level management is the pits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Upward momentum of the NAND flash industry and Sandisk is a big integral part of it..
    Good overall and stock compensation

    Cons

    Non existent culture. Suck up to long timers to get promoted. No value for title. Extremely top heavy - Almost everyone is a "Director" or above.
    Low level cronies of certain Directors have no knowledge whatsoever of the products they manage, have 5+ employees leaving within a short span and still get promoted.
    if you come from a good company or went to great schools and have had a good career, joining SanDisk is kissing your career goodbye.
    Review and rating is a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Take manager feedback seriously. Fire low performing managers if they don't make a certain cut and dont promote them sending the wrong message.
    -

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    SanDisk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    Great place to work and awesome benefits.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time

    Pros

    At the technology forefront. Great oppurtunity to work with some of the best people in the flash and storage industry.

    Cons

    management Restructuring all the time.

  7.  

    The best internship I could have asked for!

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

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

    Pros

    Works perfectly for college students with busy schedules because the hours are very flexible.
    There is a lot of of opportunity to travel for events and trade shows (after you have proven yourself to management)
    There are many other positive things about this internship.

    Cons

    After the summer, the team's focus strays away from the interns. It becomes repetitive after a while but my advice would to be to actively ask for more assignments. I

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more assignments past the summer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good overall

    • 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

    Pros

    Nice pay, and and lots of events

    Cons

    Favoritism and poor scheduling and work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't overcommit

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

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

    I worked at SanDisk as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good place to learn about work. Values interns.

    Cons

    Nothing bad about it. Everything was good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fruitful experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11.  

    Challenging work with great coworkers

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

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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