NVIDIA Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
677 Reviews
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Pros
  • Cutting edge technology exposure, respect to individual, pay master (in 56 reviews)

  • Open door policy, lots of opportunities for interaction with many very smart people (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • Workloads can be too much for one person which leads to less of a work/life balance (in 75 reviews)

  • Overworked; no work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company to work for, lots of passion about graphics technologies

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

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

    Pros

    You will be working with great people who are very passionate about advancing graphics and gaming technology. Very competitive salary compensation. Very agile company. Values talent over years of experience when internal promotions.

    Cons

    work-life balance can be difficult at times - key folks get very overloaded. Non-salary benefits are not as competitive to other valley companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve work life balance for everyone, improve benefits (free food, offsites, more team building events). less work churn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, fun co-workers but serious work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Performance Analyst  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Performance Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at NVIDIA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of great and diverse people to work with. Everyone has the team mentality.

    Cons

    Deadlines are harsh. Make sure you are communicating when you will finish a project, people need their data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to give other employees more challenges when they ask for it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    NVIDIA is the pioneer company in GPU technology. They are pushing their products to the market very hard. So the pace is really fast.

    Cons

    You will have to work hard. But because the GPU market evolves so rapidly, there is a lack of long term planning for individual and teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Payroll

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

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Work Hard, Play Hard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ASIC Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - ASIC Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at NVIDIA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very interesting work toward a very clear vision. Incredibly competent engineers, with a management that understands what we're doing.

    Cons

    Very challenging work: will almost certainly result in staying late a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aggressive market diversification appears to be working for you, so stick with it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company, but still going through some growing pains

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good growth ahead of its future. Good training programs available to the employees.

    Cons

    Management style still like a small company. This maybe different now since I left the company back in 09.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    PA

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    Current Employee - Product Architect  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Product Architect in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible job assignment, based on selfmanagement

    Cons

    focal review is not so mature

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more comprehensive about the focal review

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start a new career in Bay Area

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good compensation, used to be great technical talent, great place for a fresh college grad.

    Cons

    Management is rotting to the point of not recognizing their best talent is leaving for greener pastures (pun intended). Promotions are slower than you think.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of kicking good ideas aside in the name of schedules and business decisions, pay attention to employee morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very good place to work and move up if you take the initiative

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging work.
    If you take the initiative and be proactive, you will be rewarded careerwise.

    Cons

    The work is continuous with no lull. You will have to learn to pace yourself, otherwise you will burn out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to balance the workload. Multiple projects all vying for the same resources puts lots of pressure on the engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    NVIDIA is awesome.

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Talented hard working people People
    Good direction for the future.
    Very stable.
    Good Management.

    Cons

    I am not a fitness freak but:
    * No ON-SITE Gym.
    * No Free GYM membership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am relly happy to be at NVIDIA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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