NVIDIA Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
692 Reviews
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NVIDIA Co-Founder, President, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Awesome cutting edge technology (in 61 reviews)

  • The team I worked for had extremely smart people (in 45 reviews)


Cons
  • Workloads can be too much for one person which leads to less of a work/life balance (in 84 reviews)

  • Overworked; no work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Positive, learned a lot, met technical people

    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at NVIDIA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice people to work with, had weekly or bi-weekly talk by technical guys who give us general info about the current trend, new ideas, etc. I felt like my mentor really wanted me to learn something and not just get the work done. The work was not hard to get stuck and was not easy to make it bored. It was challenging enough.

    Cons

    Sometimes you need to get info from people and it is hard to get it since people are busy. documentation can help. Some stuff done by former guys had no documentations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am not qualified to give advice to management because of lack of experience. But I would say they should let their employees to take time to work on documentations. Perhaps deadlines and work pressure make that difficult, but that seems important to me.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unparalleled opportunity to grow in a flexible work environment

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Other engineers are highly qualified. Management is sane. Work makes sense. Fast paced. NVIDIA measures itself against and competes with the best. Competes in many areas giving a lot to learn about. Honest communication from management (improved in the last year or so). Projects ship on time and make performance. CEO is martian smart.

    Cons

    Many find work/life balance challenging. Project cancellations in speculative areas. Spotty infrastructure. Difficult to get new features into GPUs. Time from idea to Best Buy is two years. Direct communication with CEO can be "intense". This is a common problem with semiconductor companies, but it takes a phenomenal amount of work to do the tiniest little thing. Offices crowded and decaying (cost cutting).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job at fewer things. Office space should be professional and adequate. Teams should sit together. Fund more employee activities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company & Technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at NVIDIA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Interesting Work (i.e. Cutting edge technology)
    - Abundance of work
    - Fast Paced

    Cons

    - Depending on your team, maintaining a good work life balance can be hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NVIDIA

    Pros

    - Small Team so got to work on multiple projects which helped me to learn a lot
    - Problems are challenging and that is why, it makes it amazing

    Cons

    - Too many smart people are around. So, didn't get to show a lot of talent.

  6.  

    One of the best companies in the valley to work for. They work on bleeding edge technologies.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nvidia is willing to take risks to position itself into future markets. They are good in learning from their mistakes.

    Cons

    We work on high end products and sometimes get bad press on the direction we are taking. This results in lower stock prices than many of us feel we should be at while working in the valley.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lots of learning, great experience.

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Worthwhile projects. Real work. You get to feel you are contributing towards a certain goal. You will get to work with really smart people. They KNOW what they are doing and they know they are BEST at it.

    Cons

    Its a Bay area mega tech company WITHOUT a GYM on campus.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Love NVIDIA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sharepoint Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sharepoint Developer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people and great Team

    Cons

    There's no cons I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very attractive company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    In NVIDIA, you never think you are alone, peoples working here always help each and provide enough support. I like the company culture.

    Cons

    Not like facebook and other big company, the lunch is not free here, although the dinner is very cheap, you just pay 1 dollar for the first food box.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest the manager to encourage the employees to attend meetings and make the reimbursement as well as possible as they can.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    One of the great companies 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 NVIDIA full-time

    Pros

    Work on the bleeding edge technologies

    Cons

    Great CEO, but would like other senior management folks to stepup.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great learning experience with lots of freedom to take on responsibilities.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NVIDIA as a contractor

    Pros

    Open culture. There are many learning opportunities.

    Cons

    The number of eating choices on campus are very limited.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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