SanDisk Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
208 Reviews

3.5
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SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good for the most part (in 7 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Favoritism and poor scheduling and work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Very odd relationship with former M Systems acquisition - as a result, almost all director and above positions have been replaced with Israelis (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place to work!

    Former Employee - SQA Engineer
    Former Employee - SQA Engineer

    I worked at SanDisk full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Provide more leadership opportunities and networking opportunities for staff

  2.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SanDisk

    Pros

    Employee friendly. Good compensation. Health conscious

    Cons

    None. Perhaps too fast paced for some.

  3.  

    Awesome work environment

    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Guwahati (India)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Guwahati (India)

    I have been working at SanDisk part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good salary. Exposure to good working environment.

    Cons

    work under pressure. Maximum efficiency wanted.

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  5.  

    Commodity Specialist

    • 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

    The Company is in a great market Space and has talented and friendly people to work with

    Cons

    in spite of the great market space the company is position in, the management does not seem to be focused and tend to spread itself thin.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great technology poor execution

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and annual bonus plan. Espp is good at 15 percent. The technology will be ever changing and play a part in data centers

    Cons

    Things are always delayed and changing. Trust in leadership is fading. Everything is run on spreadsheets and the reporting is ancient and not reliable. Transparency is very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people you hire. More management and executives ask questions to get the answers they want, not the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SanDisk

    Pros

    wrok culture is relaxed. Benefits ok.

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs. The organization chart doesnt make any sense. Managers report to other managers. The company doesnt have any specific vision about what it wants to do. Too many projects are started and then scrapped off and the engineers are laid off if the project is cancelled and nobody even touches marketing and sales even if they give a wwrong forecast about the product capability leading to the cancellation of the project. Most of the work is being moved out of the US location to locations abroad.

  8.  

    Commodity based products tend to lead to lost of micro management and a culture of fear is the, unfortunate, end result;

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

    I have been working at SanDisk full-time

    Pros

    When one is worried about being overly scrutinized for their decisions and actions the natural strategy is to "keep your head down" and get the work done per the established process. This is the balance that is required to make it through the weekly cycle.

    Cons

    if you are into taking public transit to work look elsewhere because HQ is in a public transit dead zone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to work on improving the caustic environment that currently exists so that people are happier to come to work and fell that they are appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Favoritism is the way!

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

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

    Pros

    Gym and volleyball court is definitely is a hit.

    Cons

    Only Indians and Israelis get fair promotions. Some hardworking employees with 7+ years of experience get stuck in their roles with no promotion, multiplied by being a female. . Even being a key team person with very long working hours and high achievements does not matter. This is where favoritism talks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look more carefully into your team and the contributions made by each person.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Bad and Ugly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Work from home is at its best as the director who was heading our unit would hardly come to office.
    Decent compensation

    Cons

    Leadership is screwed up with lots of favourism.
    There is lot of gap b/w mgr and associate, there is a third dimension of Manager's Manager putting his personal opinions which are never professional.
    Not a company to be part of if you are a business Analyst, Reporting is cosidered as analytics which is a false thing.
    Very chaotic work management, no proper resource management, Deadlines run as per one individual, which in most of times was getting pounded in rebellious way by other counterpart business teams.
    Travel options are feeble unless you can ur supervisor's blue eyed boy..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut some of the slacking directors.
    You cant be aggressive all the times wrt growth of just the company.
    Spend some time with Employees and have more employee Engagement sessions.
    Give some respect to Personal life of employees. At the end of the day Its ur employees who make the company and the Board of Directors.
    There is no culture in company and things run on random basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good work life balance, not enough professional challenges.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Karnataka  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Karnataka in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    No opportunity to move in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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