SanDisk Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Staff Engineer

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

    I worked at SanDisk full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flash Memory Technology, Salary,

    Cons

    Erratic decision making, no clear direction from management, very impulsive changes in projects, constant shuffling of teams. The management tries to to chew too much too soon and when they can't they layoff.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up! Be patient in decision making before you decide to make any changes. Don't drive yourself only by market forces. Value your engineers. You spend so much on trying to hire talented people and trash them soon. Not a good policy in long term.


  2. test development engineer

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    people are friendly, work is not too hard, have time and chance to learn new tech.

    Cons

    too many meetings, and some of the projects are too old. it's difficult to use new language in project.


  3. Good place to work at. They care about their employees and are always having different activities and events.

    • 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

    Pros

    Fun culture, multiple events, good benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to move up internally. Favoritism.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Software Quality Engineer

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

    I worked at SanDisk full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good and understanding middle management. Rewards innovation

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult. They have great education and fitness benefits, however the time you have to improve and use these benefits, depends on workload. Most of my years at SanDisk it was very challenging to find time for personal growth. However I found this is highly dependent on the group you work for.


  6. Software Engineer

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The main campus is good. The courtyard cafe is pretty good. A lot of concentration on eating healthy. 401 K benefits are decent. They have a very strong fitness program. The Enrich you life program and reward system is good. A lot of work towards humanitarian causes which I really like.

    Cons

    The work for me is slow. Lots of procedure involved. Also, I think there are too many meetings which can hamper work.

    Advice to Management

    I would say please do not make decisions which are frequently change. Also lot of reorganization is stressful for employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    design engineer 2

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good campus and competitive pay

    Cons

    - Stay away if you are from the subcontinent. I hope you get my point.
    - Lots and lots of favoritism.
    - Working hours are long and that comes with no appreciation.
    - Managers should first take English 101 lessons and should learn how to take decisions.
    - Knowledge sharing is close to none. The way documentation is carried out is hilarious.
    - Tools used are extremely old and nobody wants to move forward as everybody is comfortable.
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    Advice to Management

    Please please stop biasness based on where in globe the person belongs to. Bring some diversity. Otherwise things are going to choke very soon.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Amazing company.

    • 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

    People are wonderful, fast paced exciting environment.

    Cons

    Horrible favoritism. Chef is awful.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend the CEO to at least once a week walk through building 5.


  9. 'Firing Interns and NCGs from ever!' - Anything for cost cutting!

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

    I worked at SanDisk full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Executives speak with great vision and drama (though they have poor execution skills)
    Engineers are competant and helpful
    Best place to retire (15-25yrs), Bad place to career start (0-5yrs)

    Cons

    Layoffs without specific reference to any roadmap, because of new roadmaps every monday
    They like 'directors and managers managing no engineers' to stay and want 'engineers working even weekends' to leave
    Poor work-life balance
    Firing Interns and NCG since ever! University Relations team vanishes after hiring process is complete
    Take feedback with caution, no honest feedback but only beating around the bush

    Advice to Management

    Count all the directors and managers without any people in their teams. Filling excel sheets and presenting data can be done by almost anyone. Show more respect to engineers working weekends to keep the crazy roadmap.


  10. Staff financial analyst

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

    I worked at SanDisk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good reputation and high competitive

    Cons

    high work pressure and poor communication

    Advice to Management

    enhance communication


  11. Helpful (1)

    Young old company

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Luck to be a NAND storage industry leader in its best time, you have chances to touch various storage technologies.

    Cons

    Frequent misjudgments to market trend, poor execution from high to middle management level, endless reorganizations and project shutdowns cause loss of high quality engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't spend too much time playing politics even though it is part of your job not documented in job description. Take care of your projects and team members.



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