NVIDIA Reviews

Updated July 21, 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 (11)

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

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    • 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. Proud to be working here!

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    • 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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Senior ASIC Design Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere - Challenging. Open. Collaborative.

    Cons

    No real cons but it is not the best for comp in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Management is transparent and has excellent vision. Issue is not with management. Nvidia as a whole needs to rethink its vision and figure out how to get into more businesses. Their market cap is way too low for the kind of patent portfolio they own.


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  5. Great Employees! Middling Compensation

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

    I worked at NVIDIA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    NVIDIA had a great bunch of employees. The engineers weren't engaged in turf wars or internal politics. You could always depend on someone helping you out if faced with a new problem. The work was fast paced. Work life balance also improved a lot in the last few years that I was there

    Cons

    Middling compensation package. No RSU's/stocks/bonuses. Only base salary that is a bit higher than industry normal

    Advice to Management

    Engage your engineers and compensate them adequately. They all live in the Bay Area and it is by no means cheap


  6. Helpful (1)

    low pay scale comparative to market and the amount of work

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    Current Employee - Tools Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Tools Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Smart collegues, Great culture, good starting package but very difficult to get a substantial raise in few teams after that.

    Cons

    Management esp in swqa doesn't really care about employee growth career wise or pay, need to haggle and the bar is set high all the time. Over worked. wfh is officially discouraged

    Advice to Management

    invest in people, MARKET PAY.


  7. Helpful (2)

    A Company With Vision That's Making a Difference

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager 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

    Visionary CEO with vision and market awareness. Empowering work environment where risk taking, mistakes & learning are expected. Often on the cutting edge of meaningful innovation. Company commitment to improving the world.

    Cons

    Some areas are still very light on process leading to last-minute scrambles & heroic saves. It's not a "warm & fuzzy" culture -- Feedback is direct, quick, and can hurt if you're the type to take it personally. If you can de-personalize it and learn, you'll do great.

    Advice to Management

    Mostly keep up the good work, but if possible, also develop a more sophisticated awareness of the differences in employees and what motivates them. As we do that, we'll more completely tap our existing employees, and be able to attract a wider range of employees as we grow.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Best company I worked for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Santa Clara, CA

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

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

    Pros

    NVIDIA is an established leader in the field of visual computing. It is highly focused on gaming, professional visualization, high-performance computing and smart devices (with special focus on automotive). NVIDIA hires world-class professionals who make recognized contributions to all those fields. As a result, NVIDIA is a highly diversified environment of highly motivated and smart people, which makes it a great place to be at. Combined with great human relationships, great benefits and a rock-star CEO, what else can you ask for?

    Cons

    Santa Clara offices are getting crowded. Looking forward for the new campus!

    Advice to Management

    In a company where change is constant - keep doing what you do! Look for new business opportunities, hire the best talent, and listen to your employees. Thanks!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Changing the World - the Visual Computing Frontier

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Individual Contributor in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Individual Contributor in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    NVIDIA is an awesome company to work for - innovative, cutting and bleeding edge, fast-paced. People here are out to make a difference in the world - both through the products we create and the way we contribute to the communities we work and live in. Working on a project here means really owning that project - you can see the impact of your work. Colleagues are smart,, committed, achievement-oriented, passionate and great to work with. I love my company, the products and the team!

    Cons

    Changing the world can be demanding and expectations are high, but if you are willing to put in the hard work and collaborate with others, the career opportunity is outstanding.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reward high performance and maintain the open door policies that have made NVIDIA what it is.


  10. Helpful (1)

    If you are passionate about what you do, this is the place for you!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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

    Pros

    1. You get to work on cutting edge tech. 2. Startup-like environment .. You will have a complete ownership of your work. 3. Very steep learning curve. 4. Very passionate and talented staff. 5. Competitive base salaries.

    Cons

    1. Sometimes, its hard to maintain work-life balance. 2. No bonuses. 3. Perks could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  11. Helpful (1)

    A great company to work at

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Director in Santa Clara, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Always push for high standard. Great core values, visions, and executions. Excellent contributions in charity events all over the world. Make differences by providing products and technologies beneficial to human beings.

    Cons

    Shenzhen office is too crowded and too old. Scattered units make management and communication harder

    Advice to Management

    Continue innovation; bump up China sales; look for expansion/renovation of older offices such as Shenzhen



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