SanDisk Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
219 Reviews
3.5
219 Reviews
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SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra
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110 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good for the most part (in 8 reviews)

  • good opportunities to learn different aspects and tackle challenges (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • No Work-Life Balance, Limited promotion opportunity (though possible) (in 10 reviews)

  • lots of politics and fading vision after M-Systems acquisition (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    High-Tech, Innovative and Fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    New technology, ability to rotate in my role and learn new skill sets. Free Gym! Free Food! Always new activities and events at SanDisk. I like being around really innovative, creative people who want to work towards a common goal.

    Cons

    Sometimes work can be repetitive, but typically with anywhere else you go.
    Long Hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Systems Design Inter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I worked at SanDisk as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Amazing team
    - Helpful people
    - Challenging work

    Cons

    There are no cons as such.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great culture and values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly, talented, smart people, great work environment
    Company focus on wellness, healthy cafeteria choices
    Solid business strategy
    Talented leadership
    Great culture and values
    Bright cheerful workspaces, free fancy coffee drinks, free oatmeal in the morning
    The cleanest bathrooms I've ever seen

    Cons

    Challenging administrative processes with old technology & systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More investment in employee development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Work Environment, Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Frequent re-orgs, Career growth too slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the workhorses!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to learn a lot in a short span of time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    very steep ramp for learning

    Cons

    too much on one guy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need better resource management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Its been okay so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Sandisk has a wide variety of products and its a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Its still a big corporate and too much red-tape.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best run IT teams - especially Infrastructure and Supply Chain

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT BI Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IT BI Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    - No politics
    - Execution focus
    - Hard working, highly driven from the top down
    - Happy customers and well compensated employees

    Cons

    - Work life balance
    - Tight budgets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Allow some failure. Spend on employee events - recognition, project success parties, etc..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good job oppotunity, good engineering role models.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Device Engineer in Yokohama, Kanagawa (Japan)
    Current Employee - Principal Device Engineer in Yokohama, Kanagawa (Japan)

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good enigneering culture, also good job enviorment

    Cons

    Satisfactory compensation but no more stock options. (However RSU available)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Long tenured employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Director in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Director in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Politics can be opressive at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't push your people out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Waste of Time working here. NO ETHICS what so ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    I really tried hard to think of a positive here but I don't really have any to say. Horrible company and management. Stay away. Unless you are from Israel.

    Cons

    No Work-Life Balance, Limited promotion opportunity (though possible)

    Very odd relationship with former M Systems acquisition - as a result, almost all director and above positions have been replaced with Israelis

    Communication with upper management is very tough

    SanDisk senior management likes to micro-manage

    Long hours, sometimes missing some processes to make the work smother

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop the bias. Also, please tune your HR department. I have referred my friend (Biggest mistake) and he had a really horrible experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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