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Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
770 Reviews
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NVIDIA Co-Founder, President, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Thrilling engineering, tumultuous planning and execution, great experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Overall positive experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Gives the opportunity to make a real-world impact

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

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

    Pros

    - creative environment
    - leader in visual computing
    - company responds to the market fairly quickly
    - reasonable management
    - flexible working hours & possibility to work from home

    Cons

    - limited career growth
    - some people write bad code
    - unfriendly tools
    - getting things done fast just brings more work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - better reward high productivity
    - care more for employees (or at least show/pretend that you care)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company and management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    CEO, great technology, excellent people

    Cons

    Meetings take too much time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are, improve 401k match

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work with top talent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    NVIDIA is solving some of the most challenging compute problems and of course they continue to deliver the best gaming hardware in the world. This is all possible because of the great talent - brilliant, motivated and aligned. Lots of opportunity for aggressive and talented professionals

    Cons

    Don't count on work life balance since everything must be done at speed of light and 90% of communications are via email that comes in 24/7.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    SoC Verification Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    good environment, nice people, good verification flow

    Cons

    far away and takes long time on traffic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    VERY GOOD LEARNING EXPERIENCE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at NVIDIA

    Pros

    IT'S a good place to work in. U r given ur space and time to accomplish the tasks given.

    Cons

    not too many cons here.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    a good place to work if you are focusing on tech devleopment

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time

    Pros

    There are interesting and challenging tasks, and most of the time is working with brilliant coworkers, it's a quite good place if you plan to polish you tech capabilities further.

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload is a little high for an individual engineer, and for one to ramp up, most of the time you have to learn by yourself, so it's all depends on your ability to learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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