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Aggressive, Cutting-Edge, Focused... and in transition

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

I have been working at NVIDIA

Pros

Continues to be a great place to work. Lots of very smart people, generally working together very effectively, and lots of challenging engineering problems to solve. You will learn a lot and have fun doing it. I would recommend working here to anyone - its not perfect, but overall it is a very rewarding experience, both intellectually and financially.
The company is transitioning from being a GPU leader in the dying PC market, to trying to be a leader in the new world of mobile devices. Chances are it will succeed, but there is a lot of struggle ahead.

Cons

Frantic pace of project to get to market can be tiring, and you have to defend you own work/life balance, as management won't. Project decision making process is rather ad hoc.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to avoid going too high end in the Tegra market. There need to be a mainstream business too.
Go back to giving stock options and drop the almost worthless RSUs.

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    good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good benefits. Top of the notch technology. Competitive salaries. It is good to have all the above mentioned together.

    Cons

    I am not sure whether I can specifically say something here. It is a very good place to work as much as I know. Maybe salaries can be increased more on the review.

    Approves of CEO
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    Not an employee oriented Company....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    Talented People and cutting edge work.
    Keeps you busy.
    Good health plan.
    2 Year lock for Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
    Free Dinner.

    Cons

    Unfriendly work environment. Although people are talented, there is too much of attitude. Too many emails and people do not like in-person interaction.

    Lack of work and life balance. Poor Project schedule planning. Always the schedule slips more than a year.

    There is no growth for Individual contributors.

    There is no compensation based on performance. No bonus and they do not give good no. of RSUs any more. Its pretty much your base salary. No 401K matching.

    There is no Paid Time Off. They call it, Professional Time Off which means you talk to your manage and get as much as vacation. Who in the world allows you to take a long vacation. When ever you ask your manager, he/she says, we can't give you more than two weeks due to schedule.

    Lots of dis-satisfied employees that's reducing the people efficiency.

    There lots of people leaving the company and the management is not putting much effort in stopping that.

    Managers do not care about their employees. Employees are frequently moved to different managers in a short time. Sometime that really affects the reviews.

    Overall its not a employee oriented company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mr.Huang has to get out of his past glory dream and look at the realistic picture. You always talk about your importance of your leaders. End of the day, employees are the one making things successful. I could really see the company is going in the negative direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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