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NVIDIA Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated February 16, 2015
Updated February 16, 2015
317 Reviews
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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.  

    VERY GOOD LEARNING EXPERIENCE

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    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
  2.  

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

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    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
  3.  

    Lots to learn, always challenging, moves fast

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

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

    Pros

    work is interesting, growth opportunities everywhere, benefits are great, time-off is flexible, free fitness classes, discounted dinner, work-at-home friendly

    Cons

    work life balance needs improvement, additional incentives would be nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down and create realistic deadlines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a good 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Managers have been good to me, but maybe I've been lucky
    Good automated test infrastructure for software
    Neat if silly campus events throughout the year
    Doesn't really try to keep up with tech-bubble trends

    Cons

    Documentation is on the weak side; frequently need to find a person instead of a document
    Internal news is spun pretty heavily

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Software Engineer

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Variety of oppertunaties to improve your career. Salary matches performance.

    Cons

    Everything goes fast, documentation is not able to catch the pace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Signal Integrity Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Signal Integrity Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    dynamic, less politics, lots of talented people

    Cons

    Long working hours, less organized place, package is not that attractive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worked as a Hardware Intern

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    Current Intern - Hardware Engineering Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Intern - Hardware Engineering Intern in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, interesting, challenging. It is interesting also to work for a company that is not unknown to regular people. It's also nice to have some kind of feedback about the stuff you do, to see them in action. People at the company are fair and reasonable

    Cons

    I cannot think of some list of cons. When there is work, there is work. Some days you'll score approx 10 hours a day (paid overtime, of course) some days, you'll have almost no work at all, but that's how it works.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps regular salary increases can be a bit bigger, you are losing some share of quality people because of that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent company

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

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, a lot of fun at work. Good location. Management was quite lenient.

    Cons

    Poor diversity. All males. Low salary comparing to the industry average.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging, fast pace, customer facing, and good working culture.

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    Former Employee - Notebook Applicatoin Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Notebook Applicatoin Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Young team with passion and enthusiasm and the actual work is challenging. the bar of the hiring is quite high, so most of the people's abilities are quite good. A lot of famous or big companies like to recruit people from this company.

    Cons

    The product is #1 in the industry, hard for further growth. Therefore, going to the right team with room to grow is very important in this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Making the Most of What you're given

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Pros are a flat hierarchy and the ability to make a difference and be heard. I work with a great group of people who do more with less. We all work hard in our group and turn out a tremendous amount of work considering our small team.

    Cons

    Our Finance department does not do a good job of budgeting for the various business units. Business units should be trusted to manage their own annual budgets once it has been reviewed and approved by Finance. Instead, what happens is each purchase req is re-analyzed again for each submittal. Definitely not speed of light. Finance should only be in the approval chain once a business unit has shown they cannot manage their approved budgets and are over what was approved at the beginning of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would advise that finance model should be to rent out real estate to various business units. This would make lab managers more responsible in requesting more space for labs and employees, leading to better usage of space. Think of long term investment in the company rather than quarter by quarter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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