SanDisk
3.3 of 5 175 reviews
www.sandisk.com Milpitas, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

SanDisk Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.3 175 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra

Sanjay Mehrotra

(80 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "good opportunities to learn different aspects and tackle challenges"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Good products, good vision, great people"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "lots of politics and fading vision after M-Systems acquisition"
    in 5 reviews
  • "SanDisk senior management likes to micro-manage"
    in 7 reviews
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Good work life balance

Validation Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I worked at SanDisk full-time for less than a year

ProsNice team to work with

ConsNothing as such which is worth mentioning

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Operations at SanDisk

Senior Industrial Engineer (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA (US)

I have been working at SanDisk full-time for more than 5 years

Prosvery strong operations team; very impressive colleagues

Conscommunication from management down to the teams is not very clear; could be improved

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You will have a challenging and significant experience in SanDisk.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SanDisk

ProsMulti-cultural team; flat company structure; great learning and working enviromnet

ConsThe company can do better and design better products in order to win in the mobile world.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great people, great company!

Web Production Designer (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA (US)

I worked at SanDisk as a contractor for less than a year

ProsI really loved being part of a technology proficient team, it was nice to have a team with people at my level of comprehension, learning and teaching.

ConsNot very current equipment and as is the norm w/corporate, purchase orders take FOREVER, like my contract was over before the po even got past it’d first approval....

Advice to Senior Managementwork on your chain of command, I found most everyone to be ABOVE AVERAGE compared to other Bay Area tech employees I’ve worked with. There are too many "choke points” along the ownership/approval chain.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Outsourcing the teams

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SanDisk full-time

ProsProfessional and fun working environment

ConsOngoing outsourcing of US teams to India and China and consequently laying off the US experienced US employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Corporate America

Director, Business Development (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA (US)

I worked at SanDisk full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNice steady work, if you don't have any aspirations.

ConsOffice Politics are a killer at SanDisk.

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ok

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SanDisk full-time

Prosthe company has desire to be the best

Consthe company does not have right persons to manage

Advice to Senior Managementnot just Indian is smart

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One of the best places to work in Israel

Design Engineer II (Current Employee)
`Omer (Israel)

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

ProsFlexibility in time, nice people. The compensation is good, relations between colleagues just perfect. Overall atmosphere at work is good.

ConsThey've fired too many people recent year. At least 50 in USA and 20 in Israel. However it happens in other companies as well.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo react faster to market changes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Too Dynamic to be comfortable

Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA (US)

I have been working at SanDisk full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood work culture
You can quickly grow if you can work hard
Very good exposure to latest technology
A lot of internal politics have been reduced considerably
Great CEO and executive team - Great values
Great direct managers

ConsMany changes and each change takes a lot of time to settle down. Employees would miss direction in this period

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep changes to minimum

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SanDisk

ProsWhen I was there, the company was growing and clearly there was foresight into the markets and thus the direction the company was going to lead in.

ConsNot necessarily a bad thing, but I needed to know some information about network design in order to architect things properly for my project and I was denied access to the information for "security reasons." It took some time going through the proper channels, but eventually was able to get enough of a view to complete my project. From a managerial point of view the policy was a good policy, but it cost a lot of time and money when it was a legitimate request.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep leading in the industry and value the team you have!

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