NVIDIA Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
680 Reviews
3.8
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NVIDIA Co-Founder, President, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
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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 75 reviews)

  • Overworked; no work-life balance (in 13 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.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
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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
  3. 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Nice place to work

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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 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9.  

    One of the best companies in the valley to work for. They work on bleeding edge technologies.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nvidia is willing to take risks to position itself into future markets. They are good in learning from their mistakes.

    Cons

    We work on high end products and sometimes get bad press on the direction we are taking. This results in lower stock prices than many of us feel we should be at while working in the valley.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, great products!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Super smart and talented employees, some of the best people I've ever worked with. Extremely dynamic environment. You'll never be bored.

    Cons

    Dynamic environment can also be tough. Lots of moving parts and decisions change quickly. If you're someone that likes a lot of structure this might not be a good place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in leaders and build a strong bench.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Love NVIDIA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sharepoint Developer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sharepoint Developer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people and great Team

    Cons

    There's no cons I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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