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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    feel proud of being NVIDIAn

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    cutting edge technology, upcoming leader in SOC business.

    Cons

    working hard but pay is not above market average, unless you find competitive offer or fight hard for salary increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please do pay better, so that we don't spend time looking elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, long work hours, amazing people, above average pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    You dont have to compete with your fellow engineers to get good projects
    They dont micro-manage their employees
    Ability to take risks

    Cons

    No 401k matching
    Not the best compensation in the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We want you to beat Intel

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Learn something new everyday, it never gets monotonous

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Good work, great culture, flexible working hours, open door policy

    Cons

    A lot work
    Not very high compensation/bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More perks to employees and more team funds to spend in team building outings

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nvidia is up and coming

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Very progressive company, keep pushing the frontline of this industry. Come up with new awesome products each year. I worked in Mobile department. The working hour was flexible and you can WAH however most people there work overtime.

    Cons

    Project managers most of the time have no idea about the workload you have. That makes job assignment uneven across the team.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great intern experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Got to start coding right away, great work culture, had a lot of intern activities

    Cons

    code not documented too well

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    Used to be awesome, but not any more

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Fast paced. Up-to-date with cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Poor work-personal life balance.
    No 401K matching.
    Poor employee development options, as training opportunities are curtailed in the name of "cost cutting".
    Favoritism is rampant - Dumb people with a salesman tongue, who regularly have lunch with their managers hog the limelight when it comes to pay hikes.
    Power hungry managers have utter disdain for the capabilities of other teams.
    Politics has taken control over what used to be a creative, motivating and fast-paced environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should give due recognition to talented and hard working individuals, and not just the smooth talking ones.
    Give due importance to employee benefits such as 401k matching, if the company isn't able to keep up with the pay hikes.
    I agree that community giving is important, but importance should also be given to hard working employees who are severely underpaid. It's discouraging if millions are being handed out in the name of the Company while the common employee has a hard time keeping up with the inflation.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great products but long work hours with less compensations.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Products are exciting and feel proud to be part of.
    Colleagues with good knowledge and attitude to share/help when needed.
    Lot of community work effort that could be participated in.

    Cons

    Long hours, too many emails and meetings are discouraging.
    Less Compensations and are not upto industry standards.
    No bonuses,No profit sharing, No 401K.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate employees according to efforts they are putting in. Motivate employees to gain more knowledge and advance careers. Set clear goals.

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Layoff people when they change business strategy

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I worked at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Chance to learn about cutting edge technology
    Exposure to games/graphics industry
    Work Life balance
    Friendly colleagues with few politics
    CEO always share new ideas and company strategies

    Cons

    Weak Middle Management, Manager don't even fight for promotion or recruitment.
    Bad place to start off your career, have to learn things yourself, not much guidance involved.
    High learning curve
    Company fire people or choose not to hire people if they change business strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager, do some justice to your people who work hard, at least fight for them for promotion and recruitment. Not just listening to top management on their firm and rigid restrictions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Excellent CEO. Excellent products and engineering team.

    Cons

    OK IT Managers. Nothing that one would learn from them.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wild Wild West

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Throughout, received very generous raises and RSUs, even during the tough economic times. Upper management is fiercely loyal and respectful towards folks that give 200% to the company. Bottomline if you take the initiative and grab responsibilities there is no shortage of opportunities. Most folks in my group love and respect their Managers/Directors/Vice President.

    Cons

    Some parts of the company still suffer from startup culture. Documentation is poor and newcomers struggle a lot. Not for the faint hearted, very aggressive and fast moving place with virtually no hand holding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to expand .. buy more companies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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