NVIDIA Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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NVIDIA Co-Founder, President, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
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Pros
  • Cutting edge technology, fast paced (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. Featured Review

    Helpful (12)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. Nimble technology leader

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Forward-looking company that tries to anticipate market trends and invest early in those markets. Great CEO who has a solid understanding of all aspects of the business. Company truly values risk-taking to stay ahead of key technology and market trends.

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment is not for everybody.


  3. Leading technology company with great work and people

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Getting to work on inspiring and challenging work. Ability to lead, create and implement new ways of doing the work I love without being micromanaged. A CEO who has a vision and truly cares about his company and his employees often placing his employees first.

    Cons

    Internal processes can be bureaucratic, dated and hard to change.

    Advice to Management

    Hold leaders and employees accountable for deliverables Invest in tools and technology for employees and updating work facilities.


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  5. Marketing manager

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Energetic place to be - it's a young, hungry company full of smart people doing interesting things. It's a great place to learn and you are given opportunities to switch teams and learn new things.

    Cons

    Work loads can be heavy, there's no clear path to management positions. The 401k plan isn't great.

    Advice to Management

    More praise when employees do well.


  6. Innovative, startup culture

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has amazing, world-changing technology, and it’s working hard to figure out which markets will stick. This requires employees to be adaptable, flexible and really curious, because it’s likely you’ll get to work on something different at some point in your tenure. This may not be for you, but if that sounds interesting it will expand your resume in ways you never thought possible on orientation day, even if you’re in a non-technical role. Our culture is pretty unique, mostly non-political, everyone is direct with each other. Mistakes are embraced as part of innovation, it’s not cool to CYA and throw others under the bus.

    Cons

    No company is perfect, but my biggest peeve is that we’re slaves to shareholders quarterly expectations, which means we’re constantly crunching down on expenses each quarter. This drives bad (hoarding) behavior internally, and doesn’t allow us to take a long term look at opportunities and risks and be responsive and proactive v reactive. The company has a short term focus, which comes from us switching into new markets constantly, so we haven’t paid attention to building our brand with consumers like Intel did at this point in their business, and investing in building the people who are here (through training, sabbaticals, etc). Some recent investments and hires give me hope this will change in the next few years.

    Advice to Management

    Support our new marketing hires to really make a connection with consumers that aren’t gamers. Invest in your employees more. This place is pretty intense and I bet we have one the highest retention rates in the Valley. Give your folks a chance to take a short sabbatical, let them come back ready for (more) battle. Look for areas of high waste in marketing and pet projects, so the rest of us can stop having to give up dollars each quarter (and not even for the greater good).


  7. One of the best places I've worked

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, great pay, good benefits, nice work environment. Nimble, fast-moving company focused on results, very little bureaucracy. Super-smart CEO. Flexible hours and can work from home as needed. Strong culture and very encouraging of volunteer work.

    Cons

    My long commute is honestly the thing I like least, but I can't blame the company for that. Things can change fast at the company, which some people aren't suited for. Sometimes makes planning difficult. CEO is a bit of a micro-manager.

    Advice to Management

    With the constant change in the industry, keep communicating with employees about strategy, planning and tactics.


  8. marketing manager

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible vision for the future and the company's role in it.

    Cons

    If only there were a sabbatical program, it would ease work-life balance issues

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose core values as you continue to grow.


  9. Proud to be working here!

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart co-workers who are always willing to help you. Very transparent management, no room for any politics.

    Cons

    cant think of any cons


  10. Nvidia

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and salary are the amount the best. The company has a strong diversity focus. Excellent company for gaming and related technologies

    Cons

    The company has struggled to achieve growth outside of the core business, so the equity upside seems to be limited.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on real product solutions that will add value to revenue and income growth.


  11. Senior QA Engineer

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible timing. Can take long leaves with full pay if manager approves.

    Cons

    too much intra company politics. Management sucks. Career growth is not good. No RSUs for engineers.



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