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"Hard core fast paced culture and some very smart people"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Invests in top talent, clearly some incredibly smart people working here.
Internal knowledge share presentations and recorded sessions; exciting to learn and be part of an industry leader in such cool technology
Leadership communication and alignment on company goals and strategy. It's motivating to contribute personal effort toward a strategy and technology I believe in, especially while profit sharing.
Great cafeteria and outdoor seating.
I've had no trouble getting vacation time or working around appointments.

Cons

Pace and workload can bury someone who isn't well organized and able to context switch and pipeline well.
Peer communication can be very honest and direct; maybe not a good fit for those sensitive to criticism.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Technically rewarding, but there are costs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Very flexible company for employees. Very few formalities like mandatory weekly meetings, etc. Communication is done on a much more ad hoc (and efficient) way.
    2. Products you'll work on are almost all cutting-edge and challenging. The people here seem to all have the common mentality of making advanced, industry-leading tech. This makes it both inspirational and challenging.
    3. Little to no BS to get in the way of work and there is a lot of focus on improving productivity and efficiency.

    Cons

    1. Compensation is not where it should be. The base salaries seem high but the yearly rewards are nowhere near as good as other companies. Expect what you get when you accept the offer to be what you'll get at the company.
    2. Work can get demanding but there aren't many benefits to make the workplace more comfortable. Obvious things like an on-site gym, shuttle services or even public transit subsidies would help greatly.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize to the executives that compensation and benefits are sorely lacking compared to other companies.


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    "Not Structured"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - 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

    The people working here are for the most part cohesive and great to work with. In order for you to do well, you need to know who is who and what they do, even in other organizations outside of your own. Work schedule is flexable. Working independantly is wide spread.

    Cons

    Well, this is the least structured company I have ever worked for. Try finding an organizational chart to use with your job. Forget it. Also, a considerable percentage of the management here do not even have basic management skills. Even at the top level. Zip, nada, zero. They tend to manage by tasks and in many cases micro-manage. Many in a management positions do not have training or awareness in human behavior, motivation, or conflict resolution. A lack of a vision statement, communicated objectives and plans many times has an impact on customers. Career growth is not apparent. By the way, too many people working here have no clue what the person in the next cube does. Just a shame. The worst point is that communication here is really lacking, on all levels.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to understand that a title does not mean your the Captain. It means you have to know how to manage the resources you have the best way. Do people admire you? Respect you? Do you embrace round table discussions with your organization? Probably not. Do you think everything is fine? Unfortunately, some in management still carry the notion that the military management way is the only way and the best way. Please look at what other successful companies are doing with their management structure and approaches to management.

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