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NVIDIA Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated Jul 13, 2014
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3.3 266 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

NVIDIA Co-Founder, President, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

Jen-Hsun Huang

(225 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cutting edge technology exposure, respect to individual, pay master(in 56 reviews)

  • Open door policy, lots of opportunities for interaction with many very smart people(in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • Workloads can be too much for one person which leads to less of a work/life balance(in 75 reviews)

  • Overworked; no work-life balance(in 13 reviews)

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    Great experience

    Hardware Intern (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGot 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.

    ConsMicromanagement is a problem here

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Hardware Engineer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

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

    ConsCompensation should be better for keeping talents

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great tech company that's getting a little bloated

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsSuper technical mgmt
    strong engineering team

    Consgetting to be a big company and hard to react quickly

    Advice to Senior Managementbe decisive and drive the market instead of the other way around

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great atmosphere for Engineers to own and do things

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    Pros- Engineering focused
    - Flexible
    - Nice people
    - Good perks

    Cons- Semiconductors are old school
    - Managment is not market savvy

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is more to product development than just cool Technology

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting, but busy.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsLots of interesting work and projects, easy to move between teams to get variety of work. Chance to work with a lot of skilled engineers.

    ConsInternal projects tend be designed around immediate needs, not long term goals. Large volume of works leads to under-staffing of projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlan projects with more than the current goal in mind.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for, lots of passion about graphics technologies

    Senior Engineering Manager (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsYou will be working with great people who are very passionate about advancing graphics and gaming technology. Very competitive salary compensation. Very agile company. Values talent over years of experience when internal promotions.

    Conswork-life balance can be difficult at times - key folks get very overloaded. Non-salary benefits are not as competitive to other valley companies

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove work life balance for everyone, improve benefits (free food, offsites, more team building events). less work churn

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice place to work

    Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsNVIDIA is the pioneer company in GPU technology. They are pushing their products to the market very hard. So the pace is really fast.

    ConsYou will have to work hard. But because the GPU market evolves so rapidly, there is a lack of long term planning for individual and teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work Hard, Play Hard

    ASIC Intern (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsVery interesting work toward a very clear vision. Incredibly competent engineers, with a management that understands what we're doing.

    ConsVery challenging work: will almost certainly result in staying late a lot.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAggressive market diversification appears to be working for you, so stick with it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start a new career in Bay Area

    Systems Software Engineer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGood compensation, used to be great technical talent, great place for a fresh college grad.

    ConsManagement is rotting to the point of not recognizing their best talent is leaving for greener pastures (pun intended). Promotions are slower than you think.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of kicking good ideas aside in the name of schedules and business decisions, pay attention to employee morale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    NVIDIA is awesome.

    Lead Engineer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsTalented hard working people People
    Good direction for the future.
    Very stable.
    Good Management.

    ConsI am not a fitness freak but:
    * No ON-SITE Gym.
    * No Free GYM membership

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am relly happy to be at NVIDIA

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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