NVIDIA Reviews

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NVIDIA Co-Founder, President, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
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Pros
  • There is lot of stuff to learn and you get to work on next generation cutting edge technology (in 65 reviews)

  • The team I worked for had extremely smart people (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • Workloads can be too much for one person which leads to less of a work/life balance (in 87 reviews)

  • Overworked; no work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Fast paced and start-up kind of culture getting to work on a number of different things. Very hands on and satisfying.

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from ground up on several things. Ownership provides satisfaction.

    Cons

    Maintaining work-life balance is a challenge. Ability to move to other groups that maybe of greater interest is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work-life balance and more flexibility to move into other groups of interest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. awesome work culture...everyone is passionate about the work they do

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    everyone is honest and have integrity about they work. Passionate about the quality of work that is generated as Nvidia.

    Cons

    Even at this size, it still operates as a start up company. Its both good and bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Great place to learn and contribute.

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by people who are exceptionally smart and excited about the work they are doing. There are always new things going on much to learn.

    Cons

    Long hours depending on group. Engineering works very hard to ensure timelines are met which means that personal time is often secondary. Very flat organization, so moving "up the ladder" can be quite challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fitness center is lacking for a company of this size. Even something as simple as treadmills, elliptical machines would be a plus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to start with. Lots of work and a lot of exposure to new things. As an NCG, you'll get a chance to learn a lot of things and apply your skills to develop new things. The company runs at an SOL (speed of light) schedule.

    Cons

    Lots of things to juggle makes it difficult to focus. Perks are not that great. There is no annual bonus. Salary increments are not much. There is still a startup sort of attitude in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Nice place if you want to learn

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, optimized work flows and innovative company

    Cons

    Aggressive schedules and not all hard work is recognized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance alignment

  7. Overall positive experience

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    After gaining a certain level of respect, I'm left to do my job as I please (no micro management). Coworkers range from pleasant to unbearable, but most are really smart people who know what they are doing. Being a smaller player, the work is challenging but potentially very rewarding.

    Cons

    When working with smart people, egos tend to cause some issues. Sometimes it's necessary to feed someone's ego in order to get things done. Must be willing to work long hours sometimes, but I've always been compensated with time off later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know when to get out of your people's way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Thrilling engineering, tumultuous planning and execution, great experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility from within the business side of things allowed me to still do some engineering for demos, and work with people throughout the company. It's possible to work with some incredibly impressive people from all backgrounds within engineering, academia, and Silicon Valley.

    Cons

    Projects and demos get cancelled, postponed, and reborn. All of this occurs at the "Speed of Light", which can be jarring internally, or disrupt external partners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A Kalman filter would help maintain a rolling weighted average on lots of decisions, especially with regard to demos, product launches, and product planning. Jensen is brilliant, but also temperamental. If you can work with him, you can work with anyone. It might be nice to get back in the OEM game.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, significant resources, focused teams

    Cons

    Not many career paths for technical people outside going into management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To reduce turnover, make more carrer paths available to technical people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. NPI Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Free, nice people, great place to work

    Cons

    Duplicate responsibility, intense internal competition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 4 people found this helpful

    A good stepping stone to better companies in the valley

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    - Salary is good.
    - Work hours are flexible although you are expected to be available pretty much 24/7
    - Smart colleagues who challenge you to be a better professional
    - Very Strong GPU Engineering

    Cons

    - Management DO NOT care at all about the employees. They are busy managing up and dodging Jensen's bullets
    - No respect for the employees
    - No career path
    - A "great" sales prevention company. Disappoint customers all the time. And hand opportunities to competition due to its arrogance and messed up business models.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the pace of the rest of silicon valley and great tech companies, think outside of the box not only on GPU technology, but also on business models and partnerships with other companies. For those VPs, don't forget how you got promoted and ended up where you are today, help the younger generations to get there as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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