SanDisk Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
208 Reviews

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SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Strong brand, good product, friendly people, decent pay

    Cons

    Impossible to get promoted. always fearful of loosing your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations at SanDisk

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    • 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 more than 5 years

    Pros

    very strong operations team; very impressive colleagues

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Production Designer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Web Production Designer in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at SanDisk as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I really loved being part of a technology proficient team, it was nice to have a team with people at my level of comprehension, learning and teaching.

    Cons

    Not very current equipment and as is the norm w/corporate, purchase orders take FOREVER, like my contract was over before the po even got past it’d first approval....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on your chain of command, I found most everyone to be ABOVE AVERAGE compared to other Bay Area tech employees I’ve worked with. There are too many "choke points” along the ownership/approval chain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Too Dynamic to be comfortable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work culture
    You can quickly grow if you can work hard
    Very good exposure to latest technology
    A lot of internal politics have been reduced considerably
    Great CEO and executive team - Great values
    Great direct managers

    Cons

    Many changes and each change takes a lot of time to settle down. Employees would miss direction in this period

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep changes to minimum

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Corporate America

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Business Development  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Business Development in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice steady work, if you don't have any aspirations.

    Cons

    Office Politics are a killer at SanDisk.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    All Neutral company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Business Development  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Director Business Development in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    NAND technology is hot
    Nice people with good values

    Cons

    Minimal technical challenges in most teams
    Politics in mid management level
    Most work done by less 10-15% of the teams (rest are having fun)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your mangers make decision and keep them accountable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good experience overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Strategic Marketing Manager  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Strategic Marketing Manager in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Technology, freedom, opportunity, benefits I loved irking at sandisk

    Cons

    Culture war. Did not enjoy the Israel India divide and the gossipy paranoid Israeli culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop fighting

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome working at SanDisk, but not so in SanDisk IT dept

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Ok, Pay, great work environment, good campus

    Cons

    SanDisk IT is based on one person's view, who is an "AS" CIO Ravi Naik, he has his stinking Indian team, no one gets good hike, stocks or promotions. He robs other's money by allocating all the options to himself and his close friends. You have to suck up to him to get good rating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High time to look in to IT Dept, the current CIO has build his empire and is very mean to other's who are not in his circle. There are so many hardworking employees who deserve much better reviews than the one's who are close to CIO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Needs improvement

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Free breakfast, daily oatmeal and bagels/muffins on Fridays

    Cons

    Management does not want to listen to suggestions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open minded

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    work style

    • 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 more than 8 years

    Pros

    Established process and pretty much everything on a predetermined track. Good people to work with and finding mentors is not hard

    Cons

    If you are looking for a more dynamic place, this isn't the one

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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