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Hard core fast paced culture and some very smart people

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

I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Invests in top talent, clearly some incredibly smart people working here.
Internal knowledge share presentations and recorded sessions; exciting to learn and be part of an industry leader in such cool technology
Leadership communication and alignment on company goals and strategy. It's motivating to contribute personal effort toward a strategy and technology I believe in, especially while profit sharing.
Great cafeteria and outdoor seating.
I've had no trouble getting vacation time or working around appointments.

Cons

Pace and workload can bury someone who isn't well organized and able to context switch and pipeline well.
Peer communication can be very honest and direct; maybe not a good fit for those sensitive to criticism.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start

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

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary with friendly people around. It has leading technology to work with. The colleagues are nice. They had lunch for $5 and if you want to work late, it provided dinner also.

    Cons

    Some departments may have high pressure so be careful which department you will go.
    It does not allow work remotely when the economic is not good and you have not become a very important people in the department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be generous to allow work remotely.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not Structured

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people working here are for the most part cohesive and great to work with. In order for you to do well, you need to know who is who and what they do, even in other organizations outside of your own. Work schedule is flexable. Working independantly is wide spread.

    Cons

    Well, this is the least structured company I have ever worked for. Try finding an organizational chart to use with your job. Forget it. Also, a considerable percentage of the management here do not even have basic management skills. Even at the top level. Zip, nada, zero. They tend to manage by tasks and in many cases micro-manage. Many in a management positions do not have training or awareness in human behavior, motivation, or conflict resolution. A lack of a vision statement, communicated objectives and plans many times has an impact on customers. Career growth is not apparent. By the way, too many people working here have no clue what the person in the next cube does. Just a shame. The worst point is that communication here is really lacking, on all levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to understand that a title does not mean your the Captain. It means you have to know how to manage the resources you have the best way. Do people admire you? Respect you? Do you embrace round table discussions with your organization? Probably not. Do you think everything is fine? Unfortunately, some in management still carry the notion that the military management way is the only way and the best way. Please look at what other successful companies are doing with their management structure and approaches to management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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