NVIDIA Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
679 Reviews
3.8
679 Reviews
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NVIDIA Co-Founder, President, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
Jen-Hsun Huang
553 Ratings

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 75 reviews)

  • Overworked; no work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company & Technology

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

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

    Pros

    - Interesting Work (i.e. Cutting edge technology)
    - Abundance of work
    - Fast Paced

    Cons

    - Depending on your team, maintaining a good work life balance can be hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Unparalleled opportunity to grow in a flexible work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Other engineers are highly qualified. Management is sane. Work makes sense. Fast paced. NVIDIA measures itself against and competes with the best. Competes in many areas giving a lot to learn about. Honest communication from management (improved in the last year or so). Projects ship on time and make performance. CEO is martian smart.

    Cons

    Many find work/life balance challenging. Project cancellations in speculative areas. Spotty infrastructure. Difficult to get new features into GPUs. Time from idea to Best Buy is two years. Direct communication with CEO can be "intense". This is a common problem with semiconductor companies, but it takes a phenomenal amount of work to do the tiniest little thing. Offices crowded and decaying (cost cutting).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job at fewer things. Office space should be professional and adequate. Teams should sit together. Fund more employee activities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Lot of things to learn. Since it is a relatively small company, you have a lot more responsibilities.

    Cons

    Compensation revisions are not great. I think the management has to improve a little bit to retain the talent they have and reward them fairly. I dont think this is happening. Also there are hardly any events for employee satisfaction here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more vent for employee satisfaction and also revise the focal system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NVIDIA

    Pros

    - Small Team so got to work on multiple projects which helped me to learn a lot
    - Problems are challenging and that is why, it makes it amazing

    Cons

    - Too many smart people are around. So, didn't get to show a lot of talent.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    good

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good company for ambitious people

    Cons

    management is not all that great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Smart company with friendly people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    You have the chance to interact a high-end technology and a group of people with all kinds of creativity. Great company to work with.

    Cons

    Not very much cons that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Technologies, and very fast to move towards next step and future technology.
    Managers are nice and reasonable.

    Cons

    Not so many documents for developers, and need to spend some time to find a correct person to ask.
    Sometimes, engineers are too busy so cannot answer quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better to have documents for all tasks. Saw many people work more than the regular hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Company culture encourages honesty and communication. There are lots of great talent to learn from. There is a 20 word minimum in this box.

    Cons

    There is a 20 word minimum in this box. There is a 20 word minimum in this box. There is a 20 word minimum in this box.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    CEO does not accept advice

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Compensation is fairly good, great projects to work on, employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Entire middle management spends too much time being afraid of upper management. Ideas are crushed.
    Executive management is old, rich, and weary and just says "yes sir" to CEO.
    Employees build great products that management spends no marketing on to tell people about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees that are hungry to make success. Don't hide behind "we will succeed together and fail together" policy. Try ideas from people.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Engineering, marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    World leader in graphics, most exciting place on semiconductor tech, stable company

    Cons

    Inefficient sometimes, not easy to go up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support more cross functional moves and ability to grow career instead of pure functional specialty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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