NVIDIA Reviews

Updated August 14, 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. Pay doesnt match to hard work

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    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great learning and extra work load if willing to take up and flexible work hours

    Cons

    Poor annual bonus, never gives the sign-on guaranteed base pay rise annually, poor first level managers (they are more techie and less into management)

    Advice to Management

    Have more versatile strong managerial technical first level managers and have better pay compensation policies.


  2. A great place for masochists and abuse victims

    Former Employee - Technical Writer II in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer II in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time

    Pros

    The paychecks didn't bounce and I didn't get cafeteria food poisoning.

    Cons

    The mobile/Tegra division is a failure. The only company that uses the Tegra chip is Nvidia itself for its own niche products: the Nvidia Shield and Nvidia tablet. It's only a matter of time before this entire division is sold off or shut down. The documentation group merely cleans up engineering docs, adding punctuation and fixing misspellings. Its run by a sadistic micro-manager who will sabotage your projects so she can swoop in and play superhero to save the day. The only writers who stay are low self-esteem victims and masochists who believe the manager's dysfunctional behavior comes from her deep concern for their well-being. A classic abusive environment. If you're a masochist or someone who feels they deserve to be psychologically belittled, you'll find a home here. All others, keep away.


  3. Helpful (12)

    A company culture focused on dodging the CEO.

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady pay. Good amenities on campus. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Expect to work holidays, weekends, evening and early mornings. Worst work/life balance in silicon valley. Products are poorly researched and cheaply made before being turned over to a woefully underfunded and understaffed marketing team micromanaged by the CEO (who has no marketing experience). CEO is out of touch, mean spirited and insecure. His ego is enormous and he has personally ruined the launch of the companies products for the last 3 years because he insists on debuting them himself but his ability to communicate is impaired. Talented management and individual contributors alike tends to realize issues with CEO are insurmountable and happily leave for better work conditions at other silicon valley tech companies. High turnover - talent jumps ship as fast as it can find new employment making NVIDIA permanently understaffed. NVIDIA is a good stepping stone to join other companies with more progressive values, grown up management and innovative products.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to remove Jensen from the equation. If he were no longer involved, you might be able to get some work done.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Horrible work life balance

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting products I must enter at least 5 words to submit, but i can't think of that many good words about nvidia.

    Cons

    Slave labor 10% salary reduction company wide while i was there no paid time off 90 hour work week over Christmas holiday

    Advice to Management

    you make graphics cards and you have no competitors, lighten up.


  6. Helpful (7)

    Ideal for slackers who don't mind working for a poor management team

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work life balance is good for the reason above. Work will mostly come in a waves but for the most part it is an easy 9-5 job. Everyday you can relive the scene from "The Expert". *Google it* Subsidized dinner - $5 off of any meal

    Cons

    The management is dysfunctional with no goal Zero transparency on future products and revenue No one takes responsibility of their actions and focuses on blaming the next guy down corporate ladder. The smart and creative engineers leave within 2 years of joining Strong emphasis on collecting data that doesn't make any sense Politics drives this company. This place is toxic and poor for new graduates The motto of speed of light is ridiculous. This is just a term used by management when they realized when the project encounters a major setback because they sacrificed too much quality for unrealistic deadlines and cost. Typically results in engineers (individual contributors) to work on the weekend.


  7. Helpful (6)

    Payroll

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    Former Employee - Payroll in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Payroll in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and liked what I did.

    Cons

    Worst manager I ever worked for. She called for 5 minutes meeting, it turned out 30 mins to an hour or until people kicked us out of the conference. She talked about other people, and gossips. Didn't know how to assign job responsibilities to employees. One was extremely busy, while others weren't challenged enough. Fake and insecured and nosy and micro manager. Since she started running the department a few years ago, she demoted all her supervisors. EmployeeS walked out without giving notice. She involved way too much in APA. I think this could be her side job. Stupid management didn't see this even the employees brought to their attention. It's sad the company is a decent place to work for. I wouldn't say the best but average.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay attention to area that has big turn over.


  8. Helpful (5)

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning experience, some good engineers

    Cons

    Lower to average pay and benefits, all work no play, expect to work on weekends and late nights (if this is your thing, then this is the perfect place for you if pay is not an issue), CEO calls all the shots and everyone follows, little to no chance of moving up. In summary this is a good place for college grad to get experience then leave in a year or two

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say except all the talented people leave after a year or two


  9. Helpful (4)

    POLITICS !!!

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    R&D probably is good but other than that. IT SUCKS. Too much politics. People will call you even if you go for lunch.

    Cons

    They will serve better as US Congressmen.


  10. Helpful (2)

    worst company on the face of earth

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    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    used to be a decent company

    Cons

    everything, no growth, too many managers company is clueless

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  11. NVIDIA is not what it is before

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    Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will have a opportunity to work in a company once glorious for its GPU technology.

    Cons

    NVIDIA is not what it was before. PC market is declining and these once brilliant engineers can hardly find a way to create a share in mobile market. Hardware and software engineers are having very bad cooperation.

    Advice to Management

    It's not your fault, it's just not your days anymore. Be prepared to struggle and fade away among the bursts of storm of mobile internet.



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