NVIDIA Reviews

Updated August 27, 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. Senior software engineer

    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

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Sometimes strategic decisions are not very clear


  2. Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Unlimited vacation days as long as your manager approves of.

    Cons

    Not the best IT support. The required tools are not always reliable and productive.


  3. A fulfilling intern experience

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

    I worked at NVIDIA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers know what they're doing and expect the same of you. Workload is variant based on the season, but mostly managable.

    Cons

    Workload can sometimes be too demanding and some planning seems random and chaotic.


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  5. Leading technology company with great work and people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time

    Pros

    Getting to work on inspiring and challenging work. Ability to lead, create and implement new ways of doing the work I love without being micromanaged. A CEO who has a vision and truly cares about his company and his employees often placing his employees first.

    Cons

    Internal processes can be bureaucratic, dated and hard to change.

    Advice to Management

    Hold leaders and employees accountable for deliverables Invest in tools and technology for employees and updating work facilities.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Senior ASIC Design Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere - Challenging. Open. Collaborative.

    Cons

    No real cons but it is not the best for comp in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Management is transparent and has excellent vision. Issue is not with management. Nvidia as a whole needs to rethink its vision and figure out how to get into more businesses. Their market cap is way too low for the kind of patent portfolio they own.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to grow as a Technical Engineer.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, friendly people, dog friendly campus. Hours are very flexible. Your team and manager will determine your experience here. You're encouraged to learn and bring new skills to your team. A lot of long tenure employees, good sign at any company. Great mix of older and younger talent, energy plus experience!

    Cons

    No bonuses or stock options. Heavy home brew backend, takes a bit of time to learn - teams are spread out over different sites (makes syncing and collaboration difficult at times. E-mail heavy communication - Office Communicator is the company IM protocol (no Android support). Newegg gives better product discounts than employees get (I'm a gamer, was disappointed on this one)

    Advice to Management

    Bring teams closer together.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Technology; Poor HR and Compensation Package

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    Current Employee - ASIC Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - State of art in graphics technology. Lots to learn. Real responsibility even as a junior engineer.

    Cons

    - Compensation package falls behind comparing to ASIC engineer Apple, Google's doing similar amount of work. - Some top level talents are leaving HR's process on labor market research was never transparent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up on comp package. Provide long-term benefit to employees.


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    Senior ASIC Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tasks are challenging and are always near the cutting edge of design and process. Flexible work hours and can easily work remotely.

    Cons

    RSU/Options not given for most engineers, and salary is average. Many night time meetings due to world wide team Workload is hard, and schedules are aggressive. Slowly more politics are coming into the office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep teams co-located. Having teams across multiple time zones is hard. Work to keep office politics to a minimum.


  10. Helpful (1)

    the company in general

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time

    Pros

    very good management, nice campus

    Cons

    Long work hours no policy on vacation

    Advice to Management

    none,


  11. Helpful (2)

    software engineer intern

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    Smart people, can learn a lot during intern

    Cons

    it's not easy to get a return offer after intern



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