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12 year NVIDIAn

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

I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Talented people, great products, exciting industry

Cons

Moves slowly, at-times abrasive "intellectual honesty" culture

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow the people you've hired to do their jobs.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Intense Workplace - Amazing Coworkers

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Made some of the best friends of my life working at NVIDIA.
     - Learned what I am capable of achieving under EXTREMELY stressful working conditions; it gave me confidence in my own abilities
     - Relatively flat organization with little politics. You can get attention for your projects even with 8k employees
     - Definitely play hard mentality after you're finished working
     - No accruing vacation. Take it as you need it. (however I've noticed this also breeds a lot of peer pressure NOT to take vacation...so you just have to be OK with that)

    Cons

    - Very stressful work environment. At crunch times, there is ZERO work/life balance
    - Teams will be near completion on a project, and then a senior person will come in and completely change direction. It wastes time.
    - There are always big ideas that trickle down from the top without consideration for how many resources will be needed to execute. Each person is doing 3-people's jobs.
    - Abrasive communication style. Very negative, very aggressive.
    - None of the fun perks that other large Silicon Valley companies are known for. No free lunch. No shuttles from SF. No 401k matching (while I was there, although I think this has since changed). No cash bonus (only RSUs).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be more constructive, and communicate more thoughtfully with each other at the most senior levels. That positivity will trickle down to the teams you manage. Right now, it's a very thankless environment.
    - Show employees appreciation. Don't assume that ESPP or RSUs are enough. There is a lot of competition for good workers, and they will go for higher pay/better benefits/work-life-balance
    - Teach managers how to manage. Give them training on mentorship, communication skills, etc...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working here is not as good as it sounds like

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Yes, you don't have to worry about no tasks. Everyday there is a huge amount of tasks waiting for you. If you want to really take efforts learn and dig into something, this will benefit you a lot. There's many senior engineers in NVIDIA, from who you can definitely learn a lot.

    Cons

    NVIDIA is a world-famous company, however it is not as cool as it sounds working here ---- I'm comparing it with some companies with equivalent reputation in industry. Base salary and bonus are lower than many Bay Area companies. Benefits are not attractive. Working environment is not so good: only drinking water is free! I cannot comment on the overall management, but my manager is definitely doing too much micro-management. If you are only attracted by it's "fame", be careful on your offer choice. You definitely have a lot of better choices around Bay Area. Just look on glassdoor and find companies rated higher than it! This really helps!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice. Semiconductor industry is saturated. With no profit a company will get nothing. Management is only one of them. Good managers will go to Apple or Facebook for sure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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