NVIDIA Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
677 Reviews
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NVIDIA Co-Founder, President, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
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Review Highlights

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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    Senior Product Manager

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    great team (driven & talented), great opportunities for personal growth, possibilities of direct personal impact

    Cons

    work-life balance (very little life, you better love your job), compensation not transparent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 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
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    Nice place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Open culture
    Vacation days
    Freedom to choose expertise
    Good compensation

    Cons

    Very Bad food
    Changing decisions for the projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Learning Experience !!

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Highly technical people, good work ethics , freedom to innovate

    Cons

    compensation is average when you consider the amount of time you spend at work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the employees happy or else you will loose your greatest asset

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bliss then disappointment

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

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, great core tech, nice work environment. You will be surrounded by people who know and love graphics.

    Cons

    Management practices leave a lot to be desired (herd theory of manpower), flawed business plan, too many directions at once. Design processes arcane, spaghetti-like, and poorly documented. Poor utilization of talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the core business that has true ROI. revise and rethink what you are doing. Don't approach the world with, "hey, we got this great hammer, where are you nails?"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Technology Company to Work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Mobile CE  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Mobile CE in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    -Great company to work for
    -Attractive company to put on your resume
    -Subsidize meals
    -Great starting base salary
    -Awesome cutting edge technology
    -Management is reasonable and treats all employees with respect

    Cons

    -Product cycles keeps getting delayed allowing other competitors to take over offering similar technologies and its functions
    -Workloads can be too much for one person which leads to less of a work/life balance
    -Stock often does not go any where even after huge announcements time over time
    -Stock bonuses can be better
    -Annual Salary raises does not keep up with rising inflation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop delaying products or there is no point in releasing a product that is way too late to be in the market while other competitors are reaping in all the benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Learning experience

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good company culture
    Least amount of micromanagement

    Cons

    Dint find any cons to be honest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Software Intern

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    Former Employee - Software Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Intern in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Work wise best place to work and you get other tons of benefits and very healthy environment in team

    Cons

    Work sometimes get hectic but thats good if you want to really learn something.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Hardware Architecture Intern

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    Current Employee - Hardware Architecture Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Architecture Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NVIDIA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Freedom to research, explore opportunities. Friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Some politics involved within layers of higher management teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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