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SanDisk Manager Reviews

Updated December 1, 2016
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  1. "Sr. Product Operations Manager II"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program and Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program and Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Lot of challenging responsibilities. Nice people

    Cons

    Got acquired by WD, very uncertain environment


  2. "Sr. Channel Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Channel Marketing Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Channel Marketing Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SanDisk (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many resources shared with employees. Recognition of job well done. Compensation levels were typically very generous.

    Cons

    Lack of cooperation between business units. Insufficient accountability of performance.

    Advice to Management

    SanDisk was recently acquired by Western Digital, so it is a vastly different company at this time. The challenge for the org is the integration of solid state storage and NAND flash manufacturing into a traditional hard disk drive company.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "industry & technology"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good memory industry at this moment for smart phone market, PAD, cloud, SSD

    Cons

    technology is no more advanced against Sumsung, Micron, intel

    Advice to Management

    people caring


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  5. "Working @ Sandisk Corp"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Job, Great People, Great Culture

    Cons

    WD buying it :(, Otherwise it a perfect company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Spend More money on R&D and font be so operationally focused.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work 5 years ago"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong culture of innovation, think different

    Cons

    long work hours, process not always clear cut and correct, new leaders hired from outside and not promoted inside

    Advice to Management

    Need to drive technology leadership, not strategic leadership. SanDisk used to innovate in NAND but now is a laggard


  7. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager II in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager II in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot about high volume manufacturing practices

    Cons

    Long hours if boundaries are not set


  8. Helpful (3)

    "So and so company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits. Just about average compared to other bay area companies.

    Cons

    Very high level of politics. Extremely political and silo mentality. Honest and upright people will have tough time surviving in this company, let alone thrive.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior level Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good industry. Leaders in retail business. Company tries to create a good culture.

    Cons

    Not much vision for the futures. Lags behind in catching up with the technology compared to the competitors. ASIC team is very weak.
    The louder and aggressive you are, the higher you go.
    Hard work is recognized only as you promote it more.
    Not much career growth opportunities - stringent rules on educational benefits so much so you almost never get eligible for future studies.


  10. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Commodity Manager in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Commodity Manager in Santa Clarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good company in the media

    Cons

    Too robotic company to work for


  11. Helpful (5)

    "No direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    3 weeks vacation to start, but have to take 5 days PTO during Christmas closure. No sick days. Free gym, cheap food. Nice campus

    Cons

    Six re-orgs in a year. 2 layoffs. Products launched months before actually ready, firmware changes after customer quals. Unrealistic sales quotas. Management is out of touch with reality.

    Advice to Management

    Re-focus the product lines, hire people that actually execute.