There are newer employer reviews for NVIDIA

 

Nvidia: build exciting products with amazing coworkers.

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

I have been working at NVIDIA

Pros

Nvidia offers the opportunity to work with exceptionally intelligent and driven people while building amazing products. Opportunities for both technical growth and career advancement abound. Management works hard to retain their best engineers.

Cons

Like many technical companies, Nvidia often runs its projects on unrealistically aggressive schedules (leading to unreasonable demands on its employees.)

On the issue of compensation, certain benefits are unfortunately lacking. For example, Nvidia offers no 401(k) matching.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

While Nvidia's core business units are amazingly strong, the management of certain "growth" units is unfortunately reactionary.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

677 Other Employee Reviews for NVIDIA (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Nvidia is fast paced, fast learning, fast reacting, and fast to adapt, so should the ideal NV employee

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Nvidia is a challenging environment to work in, and does not fit everyone, but if you want to be surrounded with leaders in the field, people that developed the first patents in graphics and chip technology, then it is the right company for you. You will be pushed to your capacity and then a bit beyond, especially as you come up to speed as Nvidia is not a company that will hold your hand, it puts you in the middle of things and waits to see where you float to the top or sink to the bottom. As this baptism of sorts is common within all Nvidia departments, you tend to keep the hard dedicated people around and the others quickly fall off. Can't go wrong with Nvidia on your resume, as work cadence is second to none - new projects are constantly around you so there is no shortage of new areas to grow or get exposure to. The Company execs know how to win, and have a proven track record to do so, just ask S3, ATI, 3Dlabs, SGI...Honest company with its employees, straight forward information from exec team, and even has a pet friendly policy

    Cons

    The same benefits are also the downside. Nvidia is not for the part timer, not for the person looking for all weekends off and 9-5 work week hours. The projects are relentless, the time lines are demanding, but the rewards are plenty. There is no "do it tomorrow" mentality at Nvidia and as such, the hours can be long. Since the pace is so fast, training is very quick for new employees, and it's up to the individual to find out what they need and to develop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to recognize the employees that go beyond the usual job requirement - recognize the employees that have been around for a long time and still doing stellar performance work - recognize the need to continue to strive to retain as well as recruit

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very intense place - great for stars

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Exceptionally smart and talented people in a hard-driving environment. Very high tempo and prestige-less environment. World-class engineering and marketing people. Very straigh and no-nonsense culture.

    Good compensation.

    Very high strategic agility - the whole company can turn on a dime after a new insigh by senior management.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance because of a too-thin organization and a global organization.

    The very flat organizational structure of the marketing and sales organization makes progress exceedingly rare and difficult. Internal promotions to General Manager level positions practically never happen.

    If you can't take agressive and hard-driving people this is not a company for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, but think more about the professional growth opportunities of high-performers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for NVIDIA

Worked for NVIDIA? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.