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NVIDIA Reviews

Updated November 15, 2018
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NVIDIA Founder, President, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
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  • "Work / life balance is not maintained" (in 198 reviews)

  • "Pathetic intern events, no space to sit, no work life balance" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Good Vision and Execution"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Vision from Jensen and the E-staff. Execution is quick and fast.
    - The company learns quickly from failures and gets quick wins
    - Very $$ conscious in any spend. Good value for stockholders
    - Pivoting into a Platform and A.I Company

    Cons

    - Requires Jensen to sort out every little decision. Needs more decentralization.
    - Hiring Standards need to be improved to compete better .


  2. "NVIDIA Corp ASIC Engineering"

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

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

    Pros

    Currently the best semiconductor company to work for. Great work culture and extremely talented engineers you can learn from every day.

    Cons

    There are no negatives I can think of.

  3. "Very open and transparent."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA 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 ESPP and RSU options along with great work culture and other health benefits.

    Cons

    First level management lacks people management skills.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overall positive internship"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great corporate structure, the company filled with very passionate geeky employees. There is some really cool work going on if you can find it.

    Cons

    Experience will really depend on where you intern. In Redmond, there were very few other interns so not much in terms of fun outside of work. Also, the tech on my team was surprisingly bad and a lot of the full-time engineer's time was spent fixing/maintaining error prone systems.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A Place to be Yourself"

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

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

    Pros

    You work for a visionary leader
    You work for brilliant yet humble leaders
    You work with teammates who are like family

    Cons

    Like any successful high growth companies, you commit your mindshare and time to the company

    You have to set your own boundaries.

    Advice to Management

    Give people true breaks. Encourage people to take vacation and do not distract them during that time.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "fast-paced, energetic workplace for self-starters"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NVIDIA is a great place for self-starters who are passionate about their work. New hires can quickly have impact with their projects. Good food -- though it's not free.

    Cons

    Things change at the speed of light, so doesn't work well for people who get attached to projects or can't pivot quickly. Office decor could be warmer/friendlier.

    Advice to Management

    Require one on ones


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Once in a Lifetime Career Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    It is a rare opportunity for someone to be a part of a company that is truly changing the world. Exciting doesn't begin to describe what an employee gets to be a part of. From my perspective, every employee counts and makes a difference. NVIDIA offers the opportunity to gain new experiences and move around into different roles. The salary and benefits package is better than many high-tech companies. While most employees work a lot of hours, the company is also flexible with time off or WFH when needed. Strategies and business direction is openly shared with employees, which is often not the case for a larger company.

    Cons

    The company moves "at the speed of light," but at the same time, sometimes it takes too long to get things done. That can be frustrating. However, if one is persistent, you can keep things moving. The hours are long and the workload is demanding. That works for some people, but not others. It is something for a prospective employee to think about.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, and be watchful for good employees that start to burn out, especially those that have made a large sum of money with stock. There is a lot of really phenomenal talent at NVIDIA. It would be sad to lose it. It is a privilege to work at NVIDIA. As well as it is a privilege for NVIDIA to attract top talent.

  8. "Tools development engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good package
    Work-life balance
    Good company to become technically strong

    Cons

    I do not remember any


  9. Helpful (1)

    "World Changing Compute Power, Amazing Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an Nvidian, I am part of the team that is bringing world changing computing technology to the market. The work is challenging and rewarding, with plenty of opportunity for growth, an amazing team. Business is conducted with utmost integrity. It's a great place to work, I highly recommend it!

    Cons

    A fast paced environment can make it challenging to get acquainted.


  10. "Best company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from anywhere, lots of team work, you get to work with some of the best professionals out there, flexibility to move to different teams, NSU's for all full time employees, great benefits

    Cons

    the company still feels like a start up so the workload is high compare to any other company

    Advice to Management

    be considerate of work life balance


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