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SanDisk Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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  • Harder work life balance in engineering (in 43 reviews)

  • Absolutely no work life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "My review"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SanDisk (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good payscale for beginners in industry

    Cons

    Hectic job and deadlines are strong

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Inhuman and Highly political Sr. Mangers and Directors in memory group"

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    Former Employee - Memory Designer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Memory Designer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Compensation and Benefits.
    Cutting edge flash memory technology to learn.

    Cons

    Everything else.

    Sr. Managers and Directors are highly political and unethical in their conduct. Extremely selfish and don't care about employees' professional growth. You are just numbers for them.

    Not trustworthy at all. You may be hired for say "Analog Team", but they would force you to join characterization team. This example is just tip of the iceberg.

    Promotion and growth depend on "mood" of certain directors rather your actual performance. Appraisal process has no transparency. Visibly incompetent people are getting promoted to high designation of "technologist"

    More than 50% employees in the analog team have already left in last 6 months. Senior managers from other teams have left too. Memory group is in mess.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your senior managers and directors in India Memory Group to follow professional ethics. Employees are not just numbers. They are human too and they should be treated with respect, dignity, and fairness.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "No process with bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and stock option

    Cons

    no process, no vision , bad manager in Memory group


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to learn about NAND Flash and storage technology"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bengaluru (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Work Culture is agile and dynamic
    2. Good mentor-ship
    3. Great place to learn and grow

    Cons

    1. No Work-life balance
    2. Promotion, hike etc. are not transparent
    3. Dirty Politics


  7. "top bedrijf"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Swords (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Swords (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    technology, diversity, good opportunities and good compensation.

    Cons

    not really worth mentioning, the company is a market leader and acts accordingly

    Advice to Management

    stay focused

  8. "Security Manager"

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    Former Employee - Security Manager/Consultant in Batu Kawan (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Security Manager/Consultant in Batu Kawan (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SanDisk (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Facilities for employees to work there

    Cons

    Mostly contract employees and sub cons

    Advice to Management

    To employ all employees as permanent.


  9. "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.


  10. 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


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