SanDisk Reviews

Updated 28 October 2014
Updated 28 October 2014
228 Reviews
3.5
228 Reviews
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SanDisk President, CEO, and Director Sanjay Mehrotra
Sanjay Mehrotra
118 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good for the most part (in 9 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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  1.  

    Passionate Employees, Engaging Work, and solid management team

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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 an year)

    Pros

    Management truly cares about the work being done, they challenge you to step your game up everyday! The people at SanDisk are wonderful, and help you get things done. We have a employee activities committee, and a strong volunteer program! It's nice to work for a company that pushes you to do meaningful work, and also cares about giving back...

    Cons

    We need better coffee at the coffee bar.
    Commute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Training & Development Opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work! I've been at SanDisk for over six years and the company just keeps getting better and better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Legal in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director, Legal in Milpitas, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance; great people; very diverse environment; strong company values that are genuine, not corporate mumbo jumbo; very ethical company; high confidence in executive staff; the bonus program is excellent (in some years I've gotten as much as 170% of my target bonus)

    Cons

    Some dysfunction is inevitable in any company, as are politics, but I don't think SanDisk has more than its share of either; benefits are OK - the basics - but unimaginative; equity compensation has gotten a lot leaner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better succession planning and developing people (especially women) from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Going places

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

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

    Pros

    SanDisk has changed / grown a lot in the 16 months I've been here. It's a good feeling to work for a company with a focused vision for its future.

    Cons

    Every decision is influenced by many many others. Some with no knowledge but equipped with an opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider knowledge, responsibility and authority. Those with these assets will get the job done, using the proper resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    High-Tech, Innovative and Fun

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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 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
  7.  

    Systems Design Inter

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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
  8.  

    Great culture and values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    Good and "Bad"

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

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

    Pros

    - Bright future and opportunities of SanDisk enterprise storage product (InfiniFlash, and ION)
    - Compensation is okay compared to other similar-class companies in the valley.
    - Work-Life balance is okay
    - Plenty of food choice around campus
    - S/W Developers are extremely easy to work with, JIRA response time is insanely fast.
    - H/W engineers are also easy to work with

    Cons

    - Depend on your group/division, manager at times tend to glorify his/her pass glory excessively.
    - Manager sometime pass along his/her pass company's confidential document(s) around via email. (With his/her decades of experiences and he/she doesn't know? that pass along pass company's document with CONFIDENTIAL warning is not okay and even illegal!!)
    - No performance feedback from employee to higher-up.
    - NO sick days
    - Force to utilize one's PTO for company's end of year shutdown
    - To many project updates request from manager... sometime 3 to 4 times per week (each day).
    - Too obsessive about colorful PowerPoint slides.
    - Most corp officers are Indian... I guess it has something to do with CEO being an Indian?
    - Traffic around 5pm is insane
    - Extremely limited cube and lab spaces. Some even forced to share rather small cube space.
    - etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - During performance review, please provide safe way for employees to give feedback about their managers' performance.
    - Diversify SanDisk corporate officers rank

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    San Disk is a great product based company with good office culture. Busy 24x7 with lots of work to do with 100% production support.

    Cons

    Compensation is low as per the standard and cost of living in bay area. Except loaded with ton's of work, I don't see any personal growth for experienced engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engineers with greater than 15 years of experience are utilized like a junior developers instead of they being architects and leaders.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

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