SanDisk Reviews

Updated 8 September 2014
Updated 8 September 2014
211 Reviews
3.5
211 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra
Sanjay Mehrotra
102 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    Sweatshop

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

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

    Pros

    There are only a few sections of IT where the going is good but software development is not one of them. So consider it before you think of joining IT.

    Cons

    Has a complete sweatshop mentality and attitude, especially if you're of Asian Indian origin. The Director is prone to yelling at you in profane words in front of your colleagues, not letting you go home until the job's done, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like adults and give them some respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Good atmosphere and innovation

    • 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

    Pros

    The organization strives for results and innovation, overall - a good atmosphere in the company and the people are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    I can't find many cons but if you're looking for a place to grow as a leader or if you hope to climb the management ladder, SanDisk is probably not the best place to start with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great technology poor execution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Best exposure a college student could ask for

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

    I have been working at SanDisk as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Treated like an employee and given relevant projects
    - food,travel,etc all taken care of
    - Nice office atmosphere and facilities

    Cons

    never had any problems regarding culture, ,although office areas could be increased.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

Worked for SanDisk? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.