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

I worked at NVIDIA

Pros

- Culture of high achievement, intellectual honesty and information sharing
- Opportunity to work on cutting edge technology.
- Opportunity to work with very talented and high quality colleagues

Cons

- Employee development initiative have started recently and are not yet completely mature.
- Performance measurement and reward systems can be made more rigorous and objective.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- The biggest challenge for Nvidia is to maintain product/technology innovation.
To achieve this, it needs to develop a corporate culture of innovation -
Encourage creative thinking amongst employees by rewarding innovation in every small process improvement or efficiency gain.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for NVIDIA

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    The honeymoon is over as soon as you start

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Industry still ranks NVIDIA highly on resume

    Cons

    Majority of company hasn't seen a pay increase or bonus in 3 years. Instead, pay-cuts and removal of multiple employee incentives.

    Senior Execs have no clue on products being made and only remain in position because CEO is loyal to a fault.

    No career advancement, no compensation for exceptional achievements, and a pipeline of inferior products.

    Absolutely insane product schedules that get missed by several months seem to be a regular situation with products despite input from engineering giving ample notice and feedback to avoid in the future.

    Senior Execs stick head in sand and pretend nothing is wrong. If you're the one bringing up issues or highlighting a fault with a product, you get heckled despite company claims of valuing "intellectual honesty".

    NVDA still thinks it is a startup and runs accordingly. At the current size, that means total chaos with the occasional "lucky product" that saves the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refresh the executive staff and start rewarding the highest performers before they take positions elsewhere.

    CEO should shape up and start fixing (not ignoring) problems before NVDA board members show him the door.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Still a pretty good place to work

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Development at NVIDIA is fast paced. As a general rule, the engineers are smart and have a lot to teach. The benefits are pretty good and the stock compensation still generates substantial value for employees

    Cons

    NVIDIA has been having growing pains. Many engineers were hired as a result of the success of the Tesla chips, and it took a lot of time for them to ramp up. Other infrastructure (IT, internal web services, development process) are still lagging behind and are more or less unchanged from when the company was 1/4 of the current size. Also, during the recession, many benefits were cut or downsized and they show no signs of returning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make NVIDIA one of the best places to work again by making it easy to work here:

    -Make it easy for engineers to get the tools they need
    -Give back the feel-good, relatively inexpensive benefits like free lunch and free NVIDIA schwag
    -Continue the process of restoring salaries and giving reasonable raises
    -Don't blow sunshine up employees' asses so often. We know when things aren't going well. Be honest with us.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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