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Updated January 20, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Big company with startup culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SanDisk (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology
    Engaging work in Firmware, Software, ASIC design, Solid state Memory design
    Freedom to work on topics of interest
    Innovation and out of box thinking is given priority

    Cons

    Start-up culture can sometimes be stressful
    Planning stage estimations are always incorrect, leading to slippages.
    Processes are not mature
    Ad-hock projects are more, leading to rapid changes


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A mixed bag: acquired by WD since I left..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SanDisk full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    My particular first-hand experience was with "majority excellent" 1st/2nd-level management and colleagues. YMMV...

    A reasonable amount of freedom to grow.

    Cons

    Many recent, often overlapping acquisitions to digest; the track record across all businesses (WRT executing mergers successfully) is poor, and SNDK has not achieved above-average results in this area. This leads to confusion and duplication of effort.

    Prior to SNDK acquisition by WD, there was strong systematic pressure to outsource all possible infrastructural engineering tasks to the subcontinent, regardless of impact to product delivery.

    Word has it that WD has instilled the opposite mindset, which if true is "a good thing".

    Switch from cubicles to "semi-open office" (tiny stalls with low glass partitionlets: only the feed bags were omitted...) was dispiriting and harmed my productivity.

    Advice to Management

    See "Cons" above: co-locate product-development engineering activities (full-stack) to the maximum extent possible. Reverse the deployment of stalls for engineers.


  3. "Worked for Fusion IO - It was great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at SanDisk as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was good as it had startup environment

    Cons

    Got acquired by San Disk


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  5. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SanDisk as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Work and Life Balance

    Cons

    No advancement if you are located anywhere outside the Bay area


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Happy Place to work with a lot of changes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Marketing Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Channel Marketing Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the campus is great. The people are great. The culture is for the most part, positive and flexible.

    Cons

    lots of change through the acquisition and not a lot of forewarning. Co-workers are starting to compete for their positions

    Advice to Management

    Help speak up about benefits challenges your individual contributors are having. More voices = change. . . hopefully


  7. "Sr Manager Creative Design"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SanDisk (More than a year)

    Pros

    For a large company It had a smaller company feel. I enjoyed working with the different business units. The people are very friendly and appreciative for contributions made

    Cons

    On the retail side they are doing nice things with the brand. On the enterprise side they seem dated in their approach. I would hope they could brake out of this and do some exciting things


  8. Helpful (1)

    "director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    well run, great campus and benefits, good leadership

    Cons

    Harder work life balance in engineering


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Device Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Device Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Device Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice environment and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    low challenging work and no creative job


  10. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    Pros

    Good training program, good campus and nice people

    Cons

    Not an exciting industry, nothing else


  11. Helpful (1)

    "High-tech, high-stress, high-reward/risk"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dominant market share in a rapidly growing high-tech market. Plenty of opportunity for growth both personally and for the company and market.

    Cons

    I worked on the Sales/Mktg. side of the business and because there is always an imbalance between supply and demand there are significant tactical issues to manage and these spill over to strategic issues.



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