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"Nvidia is fast paced, fast learning, fast reacting, and fast to adapt, so should the ideal NV employee"

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Current Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Nvidia is a challenging environment to work in, and does not fit everyone, but if you want to be surrounded with leaders in the field, people that developed the first patents in graphics and chip technology, then it is the right company for you. You will be pushed to your capacity and then a bit beyond, especially as you come up to speed as Nvidia is not a company that will hold your hand, it puts you in the middle of things and waits to see where you float to the top or sink to the bottom. As this baptism of sorts is common within all Nvidia departments, you tend to keep the hard dedicated people around and the others quickly fall off. Can't go wrong with Nvidia on your resume, as work cadence is second to none - new projects are constantly around you so there is no shortage of new areas to grow or get exposure to. The Company execs know how to win, and have a proven track record to do so, just ask S3, ATI, 3Dlabs, SGI...Honest company with its employees, straight forward information from exec team, and even has a pet friendly policy

Cons

The same benefits are also the downside. Nvidia is not for the part timer, not for the person looking for all weekends off and 9-5 work week hours. The projects are relentless, the time lines are demanding, but the rewards are plenty. There is no "do it tomorrow" mentality at Nvidia and as such, the hours can be long. Since the pace is so fast, training is very quick for new employees, and it's up to the individual to find out what they need and to develop.

Advice to Management

Continue to recognize the employees that go beyond the usual job requirement - recognize the employees that have been around for a long time and still doing stellar performance work - recognize the need to continue to strive to retain as well as recruit

Other Employee Reviews for NVIDIA

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for someone that does not have a family! The hours will be long."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place for great minds. Fast paced and exciting.

    Cons

    No work life balance. If you have a family, it will be very hard to see them during weekdays. There is very little emphasis on career development. Day to day survival mentality. High burnout.

    Advice to Management

    A little work life balance will attract/keep top talent.


  2. "Very intense place - great for stars"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exceptionally smart and talented people in a hard-driving environment. Very high tempo and prestige-less environment. World-class engineering and marketing people. Very straigh and no-nonsense culture.

    Good compensation.

    Very high strategic agility - the whole company can turn on a dime after a new insigh by senior management.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance because of a too-thin organization and a global organization.

    The very flat organizational structure of the marketing and sales organization makes progress exceedingly rare and difficult. Internal promotions to General Manager level positions practically never happen.

    If you can't take agressive and hard-driving people this is not a company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but think more about the professional growth opportunities of high-performers

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