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SanDisk Reviews

Updated November 4, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Test Development Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good work.
    Cool campus, food, gym etc.
    Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Management is not that great. Direction keeps changing and deadlines keep getting missed. Employees are effected by this.
    Not sure if this place will be the same in future with WD integration.

    Advice to Management

    Adapting to change is great as long as it's for the best. If you promise something to customers, stick to it and don't keep changing it.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Riddled With Bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SanDisk (More than a year)

    Pros

    Perks such as onsite gym with personal trainer, cafeteria that offers healthy food, onsite laundry services, 401(k) program. Located very close to light rail stop if you care for it. They organize an annual festival with food stalls representing various cuisines from around the world.

    Cons

    There is too much bureaucracy in the mid to senior level management and you have to know how to play politics to be in the good books of your manager. This kind of environment is not for everyone.

  3. "Sales Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time

    Pros

    Decent product and good pay.

    Cons

    Acquired by WD. product challenges, lack of recognition by data center customers


  4. Helpful (1)

    "OK company to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SanDisk full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit , life and work balance

    Cons

    room to improvement in high level Management

    Advice to Management

    Be realsistic


  5. "Good Place to work."

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

    Pros

    Top of the line technologies. Challenging initiatives, Tough deadlines

    Cons

    Work life Balance, Acquisition by Western Digital


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Overall positive Not very clear future Products and competitiveness are not at the top level of the industry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working on an exciting project that is supposed to be a great hit to data storage market. Organization is stable. Have many opportunities to try different responsibilities and ideas.

    Cons

    Salary is not very competitive. People here are not very sharpe or smart. Good company for old guys. Very slow promotion. Limited increase in salary every year.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to do great things, execute what have been planned and spend more money to attract top talents!


  7. "Okay company"

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

    Pros

    Appears to care for employees

    Cons

    Too silo orientated
    Parent company to acquired company employees - you do not know anything

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and not your own perception

  8. "Sr. HW Design Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent salary, capable colleagues, acceptable work-life balance

    Cons

    Too geographically distributed. Too many layers of management. Too much reliance on matrix management.

    Advice to Management

    Slim down the layers, move away from a matrix organization


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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.


  10. "Sr. Product Operations Manager II"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program and Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program and Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Lot of challenging responsibilities. Nice people

    Cons

    Got acquired by WD, very uncertain environment


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