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SanDisk Reviews

Updated October 8, 2017
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  1. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work place to work for.

    Cons

    Less benefits compare to other places


  2. Helpful (1)

    "product management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    leader in flash technologies with fab. good location and facility. Nice gym, free coffee and oatmeal breakfast.

    Cons

    unable to expand to other areas and up the stack. unfair practices in promoting people and hiring. bad health plan and IT.

    Advice to Management

    bring people who have real experience and tracking record for the new growth areas. Do not bring people learning on the job

  3. "easy commute"

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

    Pros

    flexible for people to commute

    Cons

    the air needs to be circued


  4. "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.


  5. "Good position in storage space"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SanDisk full-time

    Pros

    Access to NAND
    Strong market share

    Cons

    Ability to execute in the enterprise arena
    Uncertainty with WDC acqusition


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Conducive environment for learning and professional Development. People are valued and that comes across through leadership. Great mid size company to wok for.

    Cons

    Acquisition to western digital has created some challenges. Scaling at the higher level brings some complex problems to solve and some leadership styles are not ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Work out issues with teams, be more collaborative, break down silos and empower people to run the business. Its your responsibility to point folks in the right direction.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Happy Place to work with a lot of changes"

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    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "staff design engineer"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefit, best gym

    Cons

    limited growth, lots of politics

    Advice to Management

    strong management, less politics


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SanDisk full-time

    Pros

    Interesting technology
    Comfortable workspace
    They are very good at setting priorities and ensuring that the priorities are accomplished.
    Lots of hard workers

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging
    Now that they have been acquired by WD there is lots of uncertainty about direction and eventual success.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize people to achieve. Communicate with people often and open and honestly. Take advantage of the skills that you have acquired


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Systems design engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    start up environment, helpful people, open door policy

    Cons

    stock volatility, lost culture

    Advice to Management

    None


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