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"Pathetic place to work for"

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Current Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Not really much to appreciate except ok salary. The company participates in community activities has some ok-ok designs and technology.

Cons

Poor management, some of the meanest people around. Pathetic execution in most of the projects. People aren't sincere and it feels like a sweatshop

Advice to Management

Take better care of good engineers and provide reverse feedback for management. Involve with more challenging product designs and techonoloy.

Other Employee Reviews for NVIDIA

  1. "Mixed feelings."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of great engineers and people to work with. Extremely fast-paced environment. Decent salary compared to similar positions in the market.

    Cons

    The salary doesn't look so good when you look at the lack of benefits including no 401k matching and other missing perks.

    Absolutely no work life balance. Expected 60+ hour weeks. Software development standards and practices are an afterthought.

    Advice to Management

    You are no longer a start-up company. Stop acting like one.

    Put clearly defined processes and guidelines in place for professional development and career advancement.


  2. Helpful (16)

    "Sweatshop exploiting great people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This is an update to a review titled "Very intense place - great for stars" I posted about a year ago. The good things that still remain include:

    * Challenging work to start with. Spending ~2 years in product management at NVIDIA will expose you to most aspects of the semiconductor business.
    * Smart co-workers, including a lot of great engineers

    Cons

    This is an update to a review I posted about a year ago. During this time, my experience at NVIDIA has taken a sharp turn downward.

    * The only reward for good work at NVIDIA is more work: if you do well you will just get more tasks piled on yourself. You will _not_ get a (significant) bonus, a promotion, or a team.
    * NVIDIA hires really good people and give them an unreasonable amount of work. Almost everyone is drowning in work and emails. (I have 40-50 hours of meetings every week, plus 300-500 emails per day to respond to.) The company gets away with this by hiring really good people who try to do the best for their business, but in the end its just exploitation since they don't give anything back.
    * As was pointed out in several other reviews: EStaff is in very weak. 80% of them are Jensen's buddies since the early days. They have made $50-200M each, know they won't get fired, and that they will never get promoted. So they play with their pet projects and zoom in to micromanage what interests them.
    * Non-existent HR policy: there are _no_ promotion paths. You will stay at the level you were hired at. What makes this fact extra sour is that there is a huge number of under performers at director level and above.
    * Compensation looks good on paper and on comparison sites like this one, but one you realize there are no 401k contributions the story isn't so pretty anymore.

    In short: avoid. The only good reason to join NVIDIA is if you want some quick experience, but make sure you have an exit plan.

    Advice to Management

    Jensen: its time to fix your management problem, or hand the company over to someone who can.

    The best thing that could happen to NVIDIA would be a take-over by a Private Equity firm. They would clean out the top level and put people who can perform in NVIDIA's current situation in place of those who played a role 10 years ago.

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