NVIDIA Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 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.  

    Nice place to work as intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Smart people
    Nice pay
    Lots of activities, including a tour to CEO's home.

    Cons

    The office is poorly decorated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, very smart 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

    The team I worked for had extremely smart people. About half of them had PhD. I was fortunate enough to get a very good manager. The engineers are not just stuck in the engineering bubble, they also care about the finances and how well the company is doing.

    Cons

    The implicit expectation is to work for long hours and my team would put out a huge number of products, therefore being able to spend less time with each product.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Lot of things to learn. Since it is a relatively small company, you have a lot more responsibilities.

    Cons

    Compensation revisions are not great. I think the management has to improve a little bit to retain the talent they have and reward them fairly. I dont think this is happening. Also there are hardly any events for employee satisfaction here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more vent for employee satisfaction and also revise the focal system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    good

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good company for ambitious people

    Cons

    management is not all that great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Smart company with friendly people

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

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

    Pros

    You have the chance to interact a high-end technology and a group of people with all kinds of creativity. Great company to work with.

    Cons

    Not very much cons that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Technologies, and very fast to move towards next step and future technology.
    Managers are nice and reasonable.

    Cons

    Not so many documents for developers, and need to spend some time to find a correct person to ask.
    Sometimes, engineers are too busy so cannot answer quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better to have documents for all tasks. Saw many people work more than the regular hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

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

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

    Pros

    Company culture encourages honesty and communication. There are lots of great talent to learn from. There is a 20 word minimum in this box.

    Cons

    There is a 20 word minimum in this box. There is a 20 word minimum in this box. There is a 20 word minimum in this box.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, great products!

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    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Super smart and talented employees, some of the best people I've ever worked with. Extremely dynamic environment. You'll never be bored.

    Cons

    Dynamic environment can also be tough. Lots of moving parts and decisions change quickly. If you're someone that likes a lot of structure this might not be a good place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in leaders and build a strong bench.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience

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

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Got pulled into work from day 1, they treat interns like regular employees.
    Extremely talented engineers, very helpful.
    The approach is competitive and aggressive here.
    Good pay, benifits. They pay for your transportation, relocation, flight, etc.

    Cons

    Micromanagement is a problem here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Many things to learn, state of the art technology to work on.

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

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

    Pros

    Promotion and career opportunities are good
    Work Culture is good, minimum politics
    Company value is good, Jensen is a good CEO

    Cons

    Compensation should be better for keeping talents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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