SanDisk Reviews

Updated 23 April, 2015
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SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra
Sanjay Mehrotra
148 Ratings

Pros
  • Work life balance is good for the most part (in 10 reviews)

  • Friendly Work Environment, Flexible Hours (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be tough because the company is run lean (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. Great Place to work!

    Former Employee - SQA Engineer
    Former Employee - SQA Engineer

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

    Pros

    + Good atmosphere
    + Good Salary
    + Good managers

    Cons

    - Difficult to network with people in different departments given the large size of the company

    Advice to Management

    Provide more leadership opportunities and networking opportunities for staff

  2. Truly innovative and fast paced

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I worked at SanDisk full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    SanDisk is one of the best places to learn the business; yes, fast paced and a bit chaotic but also genuine and authentic.
    Competitive salary and great facilities

    Cons

    Execs are way too proud of how flexible the company needs to be. It is starting to become too political due to too much power in few hands.
    Work life can be an issue if you don't set your boundaries

    Advice to Management

    Trust your team. They have what it takes

  3. Staff Mask Layout Engineer

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    Current Employee - Staff Mask Layout Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Mask Layout Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible working time. Friendly working environment.

    Cons

    Very poor management system for design group and job related education system.

    Advice to Management

    Check your management system and study why many good engineers have left your company after several year work.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SanDisk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company and decent benifits.

    Cons

    Constant re-org, layoff. Cafeteria does not have many lunch choices.
    Management is unable to make decision on product direction.

  6. Operations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free bagels on Friday and free coffee.

    Cons

    Highly dysfunctional management. No room for growth or promotions. The culture is toxic and runs on an environment of fear and intimidation. They're trying to portray themselves as another Facebook or Google, but it's clear they're just going through the motions. No amount of "perks" such as team happy hours, ice cream socials, etc. will replace respect for employees and their time outside of work.

  7. Very positive experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Test Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Test Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good management, good pay and when the company is doing well, good bonus

    Cons

    work schedule can be hectic and sometimes need to work in the weekend or late at nigh

    Advice to Management

    more communication between manager and reports

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good experience, average growth if stayed for long

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good learning, bright future of company.

    Cons

    average compensation and benefits for long term employees.

    Advice to Management

    Plan better and place accountability of mid senior management.

  9. Sr. product Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always has challenges on you work and above average pay.

    Cons

    Not good for work and life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Need more manpower for overload working

  10. Helpful (2)

    Staff Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flash Memory Technology, Salary,

    Cons

    Erratic decision making, no clear direction from management, very impulsive changes in projects, constant shuffling of teams. The management tries to to chew too much too soon and when they can't they layoff.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up! Be patient in decision making before you decide to make any changes. Don't drive yourself only by market forces. Value your engineers. You spend so much on trying to hire talented people and trash them soon. Not a good policy in long term.

  11. test development engineer

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    Current Employee - California in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - California in Milpitas, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    people are friendly, work is not too hard, have time and chance to learn new tech.

    Cons

    too many meetings, and some of the projects are too old. it's difficult to use new language in project.

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