NVIDIA Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. Great place to learn and contribute.

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

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by people who are exceptionally smart and excited about the work they are doing. There are always new things going on much to learn.

    Cons

    Long hours depending on group. Engineering works very hard to ensure timelines are met which means that personal time is often secondary. Very flat organization, so moving "up the ladder" can be quite challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fitness center is lacking for a company of this size. Even something as simple as treadmills, elliptical machines would be a plus.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to start with. Lots of work and a lot of exposure to new things. As an NCG, you'll get a chance to learn a lot of things and apply your skills to develop new things. The company runs at an SOL (speed of light) schedule.

    Cons

    Lots of things to juggle makes it difficult to focus. Perks are not that great. There is no annual bonus. Salary increments are not much. There is still a startup sort of attitude in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Thrilling engineering, tumultuous planning and execution, great experience.

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    Current Employee - Global Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility from within the business side of things allowed me to still do some engineering for demos, and work with people throughout the company. It's possible to work with some incredibly impressive people from all backgrounds within engineering, academia, and Silicon Valley.

    Cons

    Projects and demos get cancelled, postponed, and reborn. All of this occurs at the "Speed of Light", which can be jarring internally, or disrupt external partners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A Kalman filter would help maintain a rolling weighted average on lots of decisions, especially with regard to demos, product launches, and product planning. Jensen is brilliant, but also temperamental. If you can work with him, you can work with anyone. It might be nice to get back in the OEM game.

    Recommends
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  5. Good place to work

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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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, significant resources, focused teams

    Cons

    Not many career paths for technical people outside going into management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To reduce turnover, make more carrer paths available to technical people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Gives the opportunity to make a real-world impact

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - creative environment
    - leader in visual computing
    - company responds to the market fairly quickly
    - reasonable management
    - flexible working hours & possibility to work from home

    Cons

    - limited career growth
    - some people write bad code
    - unfriendly tools
    - getting things done fast just brings more work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - better reward high productivity
    - care more for employees (or at least show/pretend that you care)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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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    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
  11. 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

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