NVIDIA
3.5 of 5 600 reviews
www.nvidia.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

NVIDIA Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.5 600 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

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

Jen-Hsun Huang

(493 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

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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Nice place to work

Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsNVIDIA is the pioneer company in GPU technology. They are pushing their products to the market very hard. So the pace is really fast.

ConsYou will have to work hard. But because the GPU market evolves so rapidly, there is a lack of long term planning for individual and teams.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software QA Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at NVIDIA as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe location is convenient and the company campus is really nice. I also loved the weather, though that has more to do with the area. My coworkers were all very friendly and helpful, and so was my manager. The technology I worked with was pretty interesting. I was also fortunate enough to meet a lot of the chief executive team, and I liked them a lot. The intern events were also a lot of fun.

ConsThe work itself was extremely boring, and there was a lot of overtime (which I didn't mind due to the overtime pay). It was difficult to meet people outside my team. The company also has a relatively corporate feel, which makes sense given it's size. Not my cup of tea.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have a good experience at nvidia

Hardware Engineer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsNvidia values it employees very highly. It gives them the opportunity to contribute a lot and grow a lot at the
same time. It rewards employees with cash, stock, and plenty of good opportunities.

ConsI do not know of cons at nvidia. this is a great company to work for.

Advice to Senior ManagementI do not have much advise to upper management. they know their employees well and spend lots of time trying to understand each person's needs.

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

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good time

Tool Engineer (Former Employee)
Lake Oswego, OR

I worked at NVIDIA as an intern for less than a year

ProsThis is a great place for engineers, CEO is really nice and ambitious. They valuate engineers the most.

ConsIt is a bit hard to get into, and you have to be strong in communication

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Work Hard, Play Hard

ASIC Intern (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at NVIDIA as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery interesting work toward a very clear vision. Incredibly competent engineers, with a management that understands what we're doing.

ConsVery challenging work: will almost certainly result in staying late a lot.

Advice to Senior ManagementAggressive market diversification appears to be working for you, so stick with it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, but still going through some growing pains

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsGood growth ahead of its future. Good training programs available to the employees.

ConsManagement style still like a small company. This maybe different now since I left the company back in 09.

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

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The good, the bad and the ugly.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsExciting, challenging opportunities. Awesome time off policy, no limits, make your own.

ConsCEO checked out rich about 2 years ago. Rampant politics, lack of direction, no management. Zero compensation, promotion oportunities in my group.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider earning that pay.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good place to work and move up if you take the initiative

Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsChallenging work.
If you take the initiative and be proactive, you will be rewarded careerwise.

ConsThe work is continuous with no lull. You will have to learn to pace yourself, otherwise you will burn out.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to balance the workload. Multiple projects all vying for the same resources puts lots of pressure on the engineers.

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

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Great place to start a new career in Bay Area

Systems Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsGood compensation, used to be great technical talent, great place for a fresh college grad.

ConsManagement is rotting to the point of not recognizing their best talent is leaving for greener pastures (pun intended). Promotions are slower than you think.

Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of kicking good ideas aside in the name of schedules and business decisions, pay attention to employee morale.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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NVIDIA is awesome.

Lead Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsTalented hard working people People
Good direction for the future.
Very stable.
Good Management.

ConsI am not a fitness freak but:
* No ON-SITE Gym.
* No Free GYM membership

Advice to Senior ManagementI am relly happy to be at NVIDIA

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

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