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NVIDIA Hardware Engineer Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is a bit skewed more towards to work side but that depends on person as well (in 161 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rapidly growing company; not a bloated work force means everything you do counts.

    Cons

    More meaningful and exciting work per employee; can affect work/life balance.


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    "Fast work environment, Innovative company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Fast paced work environment - I mean really fast. Hardware is productized like its a piece of sw!
    2. Lots to learn and growth mindset from management means that if you want to work on something and show the technical competencies lateral and diagonal moves are possible so great place if your are looking to develop the skills and progress in your career.
    3. Honest and empathetic upper management - you would know what I mean by honesty when you listen to Jonah's all hands meeting - you will have to join Nvidia for that (we are hiring btw). I have seen that when some businesses were downsized all the workforce was absorbed into other business units.
    4. Innovative mindset
    5. Dog friendly place - my puppy loves coming to work with me and I can take him to most places around the office.
    6. Almost no red tape

    Cons

    No free stuff - no free lunches, no fancy coffee places in campus, no free laundry and the list goes on.
    Lot of work - teams across time zones mean that function leads have to work essentially 24 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  3. "Not just another Tech company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Get to work with the best in class peers with plenty of learning opportunities
    -Excellent work ethic
    -Company is always set to solve interesting and difficult problems which matter
    -Unity among employees to provide the best in class product/solution
    -excellent leave benefits including maternity/paternity

    Cons

    -Limited perks and pampering compared to other tech companies


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  5. "Awesome place!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexibility in working remote/on site, great talent around to learn from, good workflows that promote efficient engineering, allows ease of balancing work and personal life, stock performing well

    Cons

    emails can get overwhelming at times, teams are geographically diverse which may need night/early morning meetings


  6. "My experiance with Nvidia"

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is one of the most dynamic and self correcting companies I have ever seen. Its rightly categorized as a big startup. It is amazing to work here as things move at a reasonable speed and practical decisions are arrived at in almost no time. I also love the culture of being honest and straight where work has higher precedence then who proposes it. Move-on is the culture... :)

    Cons

    Speed comes at its disadvantage of having to take many decisions and constant learning. This also adds to overall work which means you got to love your work else may cause frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Overall there is less time to think about growth or ranks here but that's something most employees strive for. Which is hard to come by.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a fast-paced, exciting company to work for. You do not get "comfortable" here. You are always learning and being challenged. Everyone works professionally, which is expected of everyone, regardless of position. There is practically no bureaucracy here (at least in my department). There's no time for politics. We are always on the move for creating new solutions and getting things done. You get rewarded for your hard-work, both in compensation, career growth, and in personal satisfaction. This is definitely the place to work if you want to be in the cutting-edge of technology and bring contribution to the society.

    Cons

    This is a very thrifty company. You do not see any flashy extravagance. If you pride yourself in working at a company that throws big parties and expensive company events, this may not be the best place to work for you.

    Advice to Management

    One of the easiest ways to satisfy a worker is to fill his/her stomach with good food. This may be a low investment for the company to achieve high employee satisfaction (low turn-over rates + high productivity). Please take into consideration.


  8. "Principal Hardware Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working on cool projects.
    State of the art technology.
    CEO with a vision.
    Great colleagues.
    Great salary, even when pursuing non-management role.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  9. "Soaring stock, fun place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    cutting edge technology to work on, sharp people to interact with

    Cons

    It is not that easy to find your way up. Sometimes rate of changes are too fast


  10. "Lots of challenging work, not so great compensation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of challenging and interesting projects to work on
    Open to innovation

    Cons

    Lower compensation than other big players
    Slow career growth
    Too long work hours due to meetings with India, often 12 hrs/day on average
    Sub-standard benefits


  11. "Innovative Company, Flexible direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is being flexible and performs pretty well to the market

    Cons

    work life is not well balanced