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SanDisk Reviews

Updated January 14, 2018
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SanDisk CEO Stephen D. Milligan
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  • work life balance sucks, management expects 10 hours plus a day from you (in 44 reviews)

  • Absolutely no work life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, great technology, good people

    Cons

    too much work and meeting. hard to keep work and life balance

    Advice to Management

    Don't get derailed from your vision


  2. "IT support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SanDisk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the company provides great benefits, the coworkers are friendly. cafe food is descent, they used to provide beagles on Fridays. they also will support you on higher education.

    Cons

    work life balance sucks, management expects 10 hours plus a day from you. noticed some favoritism as well. management does not recognize you for your achievements.

    Advice to Management

    stop the favoritism, and start to acknowledge the great work the employees give the company back. Management also needs to show their appreciation for the accomplishments from their employees.

  3. "Staff Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good products, and good work environment

    Cons

    Some Managers do not have managing skills at all


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start off"

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    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology. Cutting edge. Good engineering. Good place to start off your career since you are exposed to a lot of cutting edge new technologies.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs and reorgs when projects are shelved. Pay could be better. Could have more interaction between the different engineering teams.


  5. "Good place to work if you're into Hardware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SanDisk full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, cutting edge work in NAND research, opportunities to work cross-disciplinary in NAND, Systems Programming, Software Engineering, etc

    Cons

    Unsatisfactory organisation of team and distribution of work in my programming division. Left me with zero metric to measure my progress or make significant progress in my work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire depending on specific requirement, ensure proper distribution of work.


  6. "Great place, ruined by office politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at SanDisk full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exciting, leading edge work
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Favored few treated incredibly well by local management
    If not one of the favored few, treated poorly
    Local management ran off valuable talent


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SanDisk full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities in different departments. Internal mobility is an option for everybody. Competitive compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Politics - like in majority of big companies. Many things are moving to India.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Downhill after wdc"

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    Current Employee - Technologist in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Technologist in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low pressure, good place as a last job before retirement (if not hit by layoff first.... Western digital is known for its layoff)

    Cons

    Politics above technical. Being good at politics and in the right circle is more important than having good skills and contribution.

    Advice to Management

    Use the right person


  9. "National Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at SanDisk full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, great people, great benefits.

    Cons

    None that I can think off at this point.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sr Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SanDisk full-time

    Pros

    Higher than industry-average pay. Prior to WD acquisition, a great corporate culture. Open discussion encouraged, thanks to the Israeli influence - some may find it off-putting, but despite the loud tones, you get used to the cultural differences.

    Cons

    Since WD acquisition, benefits were slashed, they laid off many legacy SNDK people, and the culture has shifted dramatically. If SNDK was an "old" company (based on Silicon Valley interpretation) then WDC is a dinosaur.

    Advice to Management

    Tone down the arrogance, don't let Milligan speak for very long at town hall meetings, and recognize that semiconductors are a vastly different industry than HDD's. Some of the business decisions made in the last year indicate that the WDC guys think they're always the smartest people in the room, and they disregard legacy SNDK opinions.


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