NVIDIA Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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NVIDIA Co-Founder, President, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
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Pros
  • Cutting edge technology, fast paced (in 65 reviews)

  • The team I worked for had extremely smart people (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • Workloads can be too much for one person which leads to less of a work/life balance (in 87 reviews)

  • Overworked; no work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

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  1. A little chaotic

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting products to work on

    Cons

    The management environment is a little chaotic. Sometime difficult to tell who has authority.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer structure.


  2. Nvidia

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Professional in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Professional in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and salary are the amount the best. The company has a strong diversity focus. Excellent company for gaming and related technologies

    Cons

    The company has struggled to achieve growth outside of the core business, so the equity upside seems to be limited.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on real product solutions that will add value to revenue and income growth.


  3. Senior QA Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible timing. Can take long leaves with full pay if manager approves.

    Cons

    too much intra company politics. Management sucks. Career growth is not good. No RSUs for engineers.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    low pay scale comparative to market and the amount of work

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    Current Employee - Tools Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Tools Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart collegues, Great culture, good starting package but very difficult to get a substantial raise in few teams after that.

    Cons

    Management esp in swqa doesn't really care about employee growth career wise or pay, need to haggle and the bar is set high all the time. Over worked. wfh is officially discouraged

    Advice to Management

    invest in people, MARKET PAY.


  6. Great Employees! Middling Compensation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    NVIDIA had a great bunch of employees. The engineers weren't engaged in turf wars or internal politics. You could always depend on someone helping you out if faced with a new problem. The work was fast paced. Work life balance also improved a lot in the last few years that I was there

    Cons

    Middling compensation package. No RSU's/stocks/bonuses. Only base salary that is a bit higher than industry normal

    Advice to Management

    Engage your engineers and compensate them adequately. They all live in the Bay Area and it is by no means cheap


  7. Helpful (3)

    Software QA

    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Creative new technology design and product.

    Cons

    Project management. Manager Quality control


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's easy to be proud of the work that the company does.

    Cons

    Employees in non engineering functions are barely considered when it comes to budget, training or career development.


  9. Helpful (2)

    A mid sized company with a startup mentality

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn are available in some teams Great HR -- one of the best I've seen so far Very diverse company The people here are amazing

    Cons

    Always on a tight schedule Frequent abrupt changes occur to POR Depending on the group, it can be extremely stressful

    Advice to Management

    Set more realistic schedules and don't burn our your employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Technology ! Bad Management !!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot. Fast-Paced. Coworkers range from pleasant to unbearable, but many really smart colleagues who know what they are doing. Great Benefits. ESPP and RSU's. Takes Pride in its products, and makes the BEST gaming GPU's in the industry.

    Cons

    Horrible Work-Life balance. Managers are often confused, forgetful, with no clear directions. Manager and upper-Management promote or favor their friends or buddies, and have no technical knowledge, very political, deceptive and manipulative. Managers have diverse policies for Time-Off for each employee.

    Advice to Management

    Speed of light is not always the way to get things done.


  11. Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has some great technology and going into some interesting new areas like HPC and automotive, strong leader (Jensen Huang), good benefits, competitive pay.

    Cons

    Not much training, office environment is good and if you can make a case for what you need to win you will probably get it. Work life balance can be an issue depending on which group you are in.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more training options in different areas - how about online courses.



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