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SanDisk Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
250 Reviews
3.4
250 Reviews
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SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra
Sanjay Mehrotra
132 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Friendly Work Environment, Flexible Hours (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be tough because the company is run lean (in 14 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Its been okay so far

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

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Sandisk has a wide variety of products and its a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Its still a big corporate and too much red-tape.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to work for!!!

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Work Environment, Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Frequent re-orgs, Career growth too slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the workhorses!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    One of the best run IT teams - especially Infrastructure and Supply Chain

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT BI Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - IT BI Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at SanDisk full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - No politics
    - Execution focus
    - Hard working, highly driven from the top down
    - Happy customers and well compensated employees

    Cons

    - Work life balance
    - Tight budgets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Allow some failure. Spend on employee events - recognition, project success parties, etc..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    sky high turnover for a reason

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

    I have been working at SanDisk as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    schedule flexibility, onsite gym, onsite cafeteria, ping pong, putting green, volleyball, basketball court, horse shoe pit,

    Cons

    extremely high turnover,revolving door, poor leadership, lack of communication, lack of respect, mismanagement, improper raise and reviews, lots of bad attitudes generated by above mentions.

    Income inequity! People literally living in fear of losing there jobs day to day... They have Reduction's In Workforce(RIF) staff during the major holidays, huge layoffs around xmas, turkey day and new years. Shameful tactics on this companies part. Had a rif literally the days after thanksgiving and days before xmas then again weeks after New Years.

    The ethics at this company are out the window, every Monday is new hire day and every Friday is termination day, literally. People have been terminated mid project on several occasions only to have there jobs handed over to lower wage same skill set workers. This happens in ALL departments at this company. Misclassification of job promotions to save the company money.

    People are so busy at SanDisk that there is no time for proper management like 1 on 1's with employees or are so busy they completely leave and forget projects all together. This place is the anthesis of a dog and pony show, its all about making headlines to drive the stock price up while mismanaging practically every situation internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is worth 14 billion dollars and is a top 500 fortune company. Stop paying managers sky high salary's and spread that money around to the employees who do the work so they can be happy and brought on permanently.

    It's a global company but stop taking queue's from people on the other side of the world that have zero insight onto the day to day ops that happen at HQ. These actions are counter productive and harmful to everyone involved.

    Offer stability, equal pay and pay attention to the details your employees are telling you. Turnover could be avoided if management has clear and solid plans for what they want to do. Stop sending people to the other side of the world for a meeting that can be discussed via skype. You are wasting time, money and promoting a bad work environment. This place never feels like a team environment in any way, shape or form. It is just a bad place to work at in general.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Long tenured employee

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

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Politics can be opressive at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't push your people out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Waste of Time working here. NO ETHICS what so ever

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

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

    Pros

    I really tried hard to think of a positive here but I don't really have any to say. Horrible company and management. Stay away. Unless you are from Israel.

    Cons

    No Work-Life Balance, Limited promotion opportunity (though possible)

    Very odd relationship with former M Systems acquisition - as a result, almost all director and above positions have been replaced with Israelis

    Communication with upper management is very tough

    SanDisk senior management likes to micro-manage

    Long hours, sometimes missing some processes to make the work smother

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop the bias. Also, please tune your HR department. I have referred my friend (Biggest mistake) and he had a really horrible experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Work-Life Balance, limited Career Development Opportunities

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

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time

    Pros

    Compensation was competitive. Volunteer activities is a huge bonus. Shutdown days is also a good time off during the holidays.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, telecommuting is discouraged. Employees are expected to work extremely hard, with limited recognition. Not a company that you can build a long term career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to make an effort to retain top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst Employer I ever worked for.

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

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

    Pros

    Office located. Milpitas is close from my location and traffic isn't bad. Free charging for those who have an EV.
    I cannot think of anything good apart from that. Probably location is the only reason I still work here. There are lots of places around to eat btw.

    Cons

    Everything. IT department and more specifically the infrastructure team is a nightmare. Extra hours is very common and pay doesn't even remotely match with the amount of work we do. Communication with upper management is very tough. No scope for career growth at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please change and start treating employees as people and not machines. Your free charging stations for EV is the least thing we expect. This is the reason why most of my team now work on the other side of the road in either KLA tenor or in Cisco.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Sweatshop

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

    I worked at SanDisk full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are only a few sections of IT where the going is good but software development is not one of them. So consider it before you think of joining IT.

    Cons

    Has a complete sweatshop mentality and attitude, especially if you're of Asian Indian origin. The Director is prone to yelling at you in profane words in front of your colleagues, not letting you go home until the job's done, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like adults and give them some respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SanDisk

    Pros

    Employee friendly. Good compensation. Health conscious

    Cons

    None. Perhaps too fast paced for some.

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