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SanDisk Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. "Material planner / Program manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people ,awesome products..

    Cons

    Top down style Management doesn't always listen to there people

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work, fun, quality people

    Cons

    Some long days and weeks


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with at SanDisk

    Cons

    Managers were in too many meetings


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  5. "Good Company, Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment, Good Technology, Work-Life balance

    Cons

    Too many reorganizations in last year


  6. Helpful (1)

    "ASIC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff ASIC Verification Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Staff ASIC Verification Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice company with good benefits.
    Good colleagues

    Cons

    Lot of politics. It was all good till couple of years back management changed. Very manipulative and doesn't like if spoken against. Arbitary deadlines with final goal constantly moving. Sweat shop. Stay away as there are better core ASIC companies out.

    Advice to Management

    proper vetting before hiring management folks.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "industry & technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Industrial & Operations Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial & Operations Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Industrial & Operations Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If everything works out well, the rotation program helps you maximize skillset building (mostly in Operations/Supply Chain/Analytical/Project Management). SanDisk, as a company, holds best-in-class talent and technology in the industry. (You should keep in mind that in terms of talent of its employees, a top company in Semiconductor is not comparable to a one in other emerging tech areas.) There are a few good people managers that you may be able to work for/with.

    Cons

    Company:
    - Culture: highly political and impersonal. The company only cares about cost/performance, rather than building the right company culture or promoting company values. A significant portion of people decisions were very poorly made, usually driven by political powers.
    - Irresponsible and weak Executive team: When Management makes wrong decisions, employees usually become the scapegoats.
    - Amazingly poor HR management: HR influence and control are almost non-existent. The company is highly hierarchical, which only encourages politics and slows down the decision-making process. The immigration team treats alien employees in the most unrespectful way. There are no truly functioning feedback loops within the company.
    - Diversity: SanDisk's understanding of diversity is very immature - it basically thinks that promoting diversity is equivalent to promoting its employees' home cultures. Black and Hispanic presences (esp. in mid to senior management) are extremely limited in the company. Different ethical groups are segregated rather than collaborative. Also, my perception is that the company does not care about LGBT diversity at all.

    Rotation Program:
    The rotation program openings are highly concentrated in the Planning organization, driven by business needs and cost considerations, rather than participants' growth opportunities. The rotation cycles are redundantly long. If your primary focus in your career is to grow, this may not be the best program to start with. Also, the promotion process within the program is broken, which has caused high turn-over historically.

    Advice to Management

    - Respect your employees.
    - Focus on building real company cultures (these are not something that HR comes up with) and make responsible and sustainable decisions.
    - Enhance HR function.
    - Reduce organizational hierarchy.
    - Focus on diversity (perhaps re-evaluate its diversity definition as a first step).


  9. "Software Engineering intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good work place , Can learn a lot

    Cons

    It would be great if the interns were given more training


  10. "Industrial and Operations Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial and Operations Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Industrial and Operations Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Responsibilities provided to each new college graduate are significant. The role is challenging and impactful. The role also provides good visibility to higher management.

    Cons

    Some roles are overworked and underpaid. Rotation program is pretty long. It can be reduced to short time. Promotion criteria varies and is exactly reverse of company performance.


  11. "Working @ Sandisk Corp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.



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