SanDisk Director Reviews
Updated Jul 25, 2022
Filter by Topic
Found 29 of over 653 reviews
- Most Recent
- Highest Rating
- Lowest Rating
What are your colleagues talking about?
Ratings by Demographics
This rating reflects the overall rating of SanDisk and is not affected by filters.
- Sexual Orientation
- Parent or Family Caregiver
- Former Employee★★★★★
SanDisk was a great place to WorkJan 19, 2022 - Diretor in Milpitas, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great Team, Great Company, Great Products
After being acquired most of the good people left.
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Great place to work! I've been at SanDisk for over six years and the company just keeps getting better and better.Oct 27, 2014 - Director, Legal in Milpitas, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good work/life balance; great people; very diverse environment; strong company values that are genuine, not corporate mumbo jumbo; very ethical company; high confidence in executive staff; the bonus program is excellent (in some years I've gotten as much as 170% of my target bonus)
Some dysfunction is inevitable in any company, as are politics, but I don't think SanDisk has more than its share of either; benefits are OK - the basics - but unimaginative; equity compensation has gotten a lot leanerContinue reading
- Former Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Technology Vision is DegradingJun 3, 2015 - Director Level in Milpitas, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Compensation above average Working time is flexible for exempt employees Leaders in 2D Memory Technology
Company is becoming more of "Operations" than "Technology" based Silicon Valley company Toshiba builds the fundamentals of the Technology-SanDisk follows, does not lead Poor Technical Upper management skills Missed estimates the last 4 quarters in a growing Silicon Valley environment; not a good sign Commodity based industry; stock very unstable and heavily dependent on big customersContinue reading
We appreciate you taking the time to candidly share your feedback with us. Our people are our greatest asset and differentiator. Naturally, referrals from our employees’ trusted networks to attract and hire top talent is a key aspect of talent acquisition and is very common to any industry. Referrals is just one way we get qualified candidates, we encourage candidates to apply directly to any position we post on LinkedIn, Indeed, Glassdoor, Twitter, SanDisk.com or other job boards. At the end of the day, we strive to implement a competitive hiring strategy and hire the most highly qualified candidates, regardless of how we come into contact with them. Regarding our success with our estimates, we invest heavily into R&D including in the enterprise business and while we may have missed expectations the past couple quarters, this is a long-term investment for us. In fact, we have built a $650M enterprise business since 2011 and have acquired four companies in the last four years. Overall, the majority of our revenue is selling solution- based products rather than raw commodities. This is reflected in our Q1 gross margin of 43%, which is well above commodity range and it is typical of technology companies (including semi-conductors) to sell to and through large customers.
- Former Employee★★★★★
Very political place, great for engineering, poor for servicesAug 23, 2010 - Director, IT in Milpitas, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The main reason to work at SanDisk is the excellent remuneration. Salaries are good, bonuses can be excellent. And pretty decent individuals in the teams.
SanDisk likes to think of itself as a big startup, and that's a problem - it's not a big startup. Individuals who do unscalable things (like VPs spending 16 hours a day digging into minute details that their reports' reports should be investigating) make this a difficult place to work. Also, the company's disregard for services is atrocious; groups like IT can make a positive business impact, but not if all the budget is cut. Also, the predilection towards advancing employees from Israel at the expense of US employees is very disheartening.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Great products, and a good place to get global experience, but the company is rife with politics.Nov 3, 2009 - Director, Marketing in Milpitas, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The world leader in flash memory produces industry-leading, high-quality products; B2B and B2C opportunities, truly global company and global perspective.
Politics like nothing I've experienced in 20 years. Also, the executive team from MSystems (an acquisition) now runs the company -- if you're not from MSystems, you chance for advancement is limited. The good marketers don't stick around here long. IContinue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Very short-term, tactical focus with unwillingness to commit necessary funding to long-term strategies.May 26, 2009 - IT Manager in Milpitas, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good bonus scheme (including stocks) and salary. Other benefits are also good (e.g. health coverage).
Very tactical, short-term focus. As a result, priorities change on an overly frequent basis and most work appears throw-away with little opportunity for re-use. There is no focus on a long term strategy in terms of either a business model or IT services to support it.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Great company for Great peopleNov 15, 2012 - Engineering Director in Milpitas, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good compensation. Work very independently. Nobody will tell you how to do your work.
No training. Archaic work methods. Constant reorgs and reshuffling. Extremely political. Almost any activity is spread across 3 continents. No long-term vision. This is a typical semiconductor company:sell more silicon that costs less money. The products themselves are considered fancy and unreasonably expensive packaging. It is all about moving NAND Exabytes.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Reactive Company with Limited VisionJun 11, 2008 - Director in Milpitas, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The company is competive in terms of compensation. It can definitely be a good place to gain experience and grow capabilities. Engineers are kings there.
The company behaves in a very tactical manner. They generally have a strategic vision but do not make it very public nor do they incent departments to nest their objectives. Troubles have been encounters when Divisions were not aligned on overall goals. Stock price continues to take hits. Administrative (Finance, HR, IT...etc) departments are second class citizens and viewed as a cost more that an investment.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great culture and valuesOct 2, 2014 - Director in Annapolis, MDRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Friendly, talented, smart people, great work environment Company focus on wellness, healthy cafeteria choices Solid business strategy Talented leadership Great culture and values Bright cheerful workspaces, free fancy coffee drinks, free oatmeal in the morning The cleanest bathrooms I've ever seen
Challenging administrative processes with old technology & systemsContinue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Great people, great technology, great potential. I just don’t think the current path is sustainableJun 11, 2008 - DirectorRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Sandisk is an extremely fast paced and challenging company to work for. There are no shortage of opportunities for growth and professional challenge. You will be pushed to achieve and deliver things at a pace that you would think not possible. If you can deliver in this environment, then you will be successful (and well compensated). Great people (generally) to work with and a main reason why I come to work each day.
The pace is also an issue. Extremely aggressive (and sometimes unrealistic) deadlines drive unbelievable stress and burnout is a major concern. The pace also creates situations in which things are often done “fast” vs. “well” and often those compromises come back to haunt you. Overall organizational maturity is low but slowly improving (lack of process and procedures, etc.). The entire company is VERY tactical and “hands on” at all levels. This can be extremely frustrating for those who come from larger organizations where thinking strategic is common. Attempts by many to try to mature the business and change this culture have been met with significant resistance (our outright failure). The company is extremely “frugal” and budget cuts and headcount pressure are a constant. This creates additional pressure on those who are trying to deliver. Work-Life balance is nonexistent and the company seems all too willing to take as much as you will let it. If you are the workaholic type, this place will bury you.Continue reading
SanDisk Reviews FAQs
Director professionals working at SanDisk have rated their employer with 4.8 out of 5 stars in 29 Glassdoor reviews. This is a higher than average score with the overall rating of SanDisk employees being 3.9 out of 5 stars. Search open Director Jobs at SanDisk now and start preparing for your job interview by browsing frequently asked Director interview questions at SanDisk.
Director professionals rate their compensation and benefits at SanDisk with 3.6 out of 5 stars based on 29 anonymously submitted employee reviews. This is 8% worse than the company average rating for salary and benefits. Find out more about Director salaries and benefits at SanDisk.
77% of Director employees at SanDisk would recommend their employer to a friend. This rating has remained stable in the past 12 months. Director professionals have also rated SanDisk with a 3.9 rating for work-life-balance, 4 rating for diversity and inclusion, 4.2 rating for culture and values and 3.6 rating for career opportunities.