SanDisk Reviews

Updated 23 October, 2014
Updated 23 October, 2014
223 Reviews
3.5
223 Reviews
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SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra
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113 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.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Provide more leadership opportunities and networking opportunities for staff

  2.  

    High-Tech, Innovative and Fun

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    • 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
  3.  

    Software development as part of acquisition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good visibility in the market. Name recognition from mother-in-law to former co-workers. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Okay benefits. Don't see the company doing more than being competitive with other like companies. Wish management/executives seemed more in touch with the realities of the masses everyday life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build up your employees. Every opportunity for growth should be explored (job related or not). A growing employee is a happy employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Systems Design Inter

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  6.  

    Great culture and values

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    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Compensation is below average for the high skilled\experience software engineers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Except loaded with ton's of work, I don't see any promotions, leadership and personal growth for experienced engineers

    Cons

    Office culture is great, Compensation is low as per the maket standard and cost of living in bay area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to recognize, reward and create more senior positions to tackle more workload and to retain senior engineers. Engineers with greater than 15 years of experience are utilised like a junior developers instead of they being architects and leaders. Diversify the workload and use experience and skilled expertise for mentoring juniors.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Need to be self reliant and thick skinned as management provides minimal support if any

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    There are some really good people working here and great support from co-workers. Management has done a great job moving corporate goals to best match current industry demands. Industry leader

    Cons

    Limited possibilities of advancement. Seem to bring in from outside prior to developing internally. Compensation seems inconsistent and preferential. Many good people leave due to better opportunities a lack of support from management. This causes lot of re-learning, rather than building on knowledge. Management is weak in providing quidance to employees for long term career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care and be more consistent with your employees. Employees are left to their own accord for job advancement and often overlooked when opportunities arise. Practice what you preach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place for a beginner to develop his skills

    Cons

    Too much power in a few hands

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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