SanDisk

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SanDisk Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
243 Reviews
3.5
243 Reviews
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SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra
Sanjay Mehrotra
128 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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awful

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

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

    Pros

    There are no good reasons to work there. The stock is doing fine, but the culture is atrocious, just a bunch of loudmouth yes men
    Mid level management was ok.

    Cons

    Too many to name
    you're watched like a hawk, for no apparent reason either. Visible antagonism towards random employees.
    Old school company with old school management methodologies.
    Everyone was LOUD and in each others personal business.
    Everyone was in constant battle,
    Not enough processes set.
    High level management was always suspicious of their employees.
    Only your direct level peers offer any help or support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about chilling out, it's just storage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Lacks pursuit for innovation

    • 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 (less than an 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (less than an 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
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  5.  

    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.

  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Low level management is the pits

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

    I worked at SanDisk full-time (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
  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 (more than an 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
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SanDisk as an intern (less than an 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 (less than an 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.  

    Good and Bad both

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

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

    Pros

    Work place is very competitive.
    Manager is very helpful & supportive.
    Facility are good like the gym , volleyball court and cafe.
    Company is doing great so stock prices are rising rapidly. This gives good returns on ESPP otherwise not much of an advantage for Design Engineer II.

    Cons

    Salary is too low.
    Work life balance is missing.
    No overtime pay.
    Still using old verification technique.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something about the salaries of Freshers. And if you want to stick to median pay then give good hike every year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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