NVIDIA
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NVIDIA Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.5 598 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

NVIDIA Co-Founder, President, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

Jen-Hsun Huang

(492 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Cutting edge technology exposure, respect to individual, pay master"
    in 56 reviews
  • "Open door policy, lots of opportunities for interaction with many very smart people"
    in 41 reviews
Cons:
  • "Workloads can be too much for one person which leads to less of a work/life balance"
    in 68 reviews
  • "Overworked; no work-life balance"
    in 12 reviews
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POLITICS !!!

Analyst (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsR&D probably is good but other than that. IT SUCKS.
Too much politics. People will call you even if you go for lunch.

ConsThey will serve better as US Congressmen.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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worst company on the face of earth

Senior Test Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than a year

Prosused to be a decent company

Conseverything, no growth, too many managers company is clueless

Advice to Senior Managementnothing

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great benefits, see very little in terms of job growth.

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThey offer great benefits (medical, ESPP). You get to work on leading edge products. Flexible work environment.

ConsVery little potential for job growth. Getting away from stock based compensation, for most of the people, just cash bonuses. Cash doesn't have the same growth potential as stocks.

Advice to Senior ManagementFirst level managers need more training to be a manager. Promoting someone technical to management, just because there is no technical career path, leads to poor managers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good for building technical skills

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsGood, smart colleague and good code structure in general.

ConsAs a engineer you don't always have a grasp on where the product is going.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Really depends on higher managed you meet

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than 5 years

ProsActive, aggressive culture and environment to push things to make it work as 'Speed of light'

ConsMost decisions are not made by engineering, but depends on higher management / marketing decision even though it'll harm whole project in a long term projection as an engineering perspective. Organization is so called 'matrix' and each management are related with lot of complexity, so making management to accept engineering perspective opinion is always time-consuming, challenging experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementEven though there's marketing / management pressure exists, sometimes need to listen engineer's opinions which possibly cause delay of schedules. Just hurrying and put people not qualified enough eventually will hurt whole project.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Intense, exciting company

Director of Marketing (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at NVIDIA full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people, great culture. Jensen (CEO) is a true visionary.

ConsIntense work environment, so not for people who want a 9 - 5 job.

Advice to Senior ManagementGrow the company with smart acquisitions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent workplace to be a part of

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at NVIDIA as an intern for less than a year

ProsIntellectual community working on a good product

ConsNothing to be said for this column,

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Great place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at NVIDIA

ProsWork with really smart people.

ConsWork-life balance is not always optimal.

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Good company to work for.

Systems Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than a year

ProsLots to learn, lots of different hardware and system level components you can interact with.

ConsYou will get to dedicate < 30% of your time in development, most of the time is spent on fixing bugs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to work for

Senior Hardware Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

Prostalented people to work with, some opportunities to grow, friendly colleagues

Conslots of work, corp politics, long working hours, lack of good compensation and perks

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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