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Updated November 25, 2017
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  • Need better work-life balance planning for employees (in 180 reviews)

  • Pathetic intern events, no space to sit, no work life balance (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "Former employee (of 10 years), happy I left and went to a company that holds people accountable, and rewards hard work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for in early days when they moved fast. Had great teams that would work together well.

    Cons

    Some extremely bad managers and directors that have no business working with people. So much tension and problems that work doesn't get done.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to fire bad managers and directors before they drive out all the good hard working people to other companies.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "IPP group is bad place to work in Nvidia"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Pay is decent
    Stocks are doing good
    Well placed in the market with cutting edge products
    Good cafetria

    Cons

    I have been working in IPP for a year now this is one of the worst group, culture in the group is bad.
    1) When a new employee joins there is no lunch with team or no quarterly lunch or no team outing
    2) They have outdated build infrastructure If you have come from top 20 fortune companies it is like completely downgrading yourself to 10 years back
    3) migration to outdated platform where management and developers have no clue. I would blame management. Top management dont have a clue.
    4) no free food, no snacks people coming from top 50 companies be aware there are no perks no onsite GYM. They give some lame reason if you suggest for it.
    5) I am trying move since I have software background there are not many internal opportunities.
    6) Finally for appraisal they give you very low RSU's and no bonuses. You better negotiate well before you come

    Advice to Management

    Management of IPP set good culture with in the teams make sure new people are welcomed. Please provide competitive work environment.
    Nvidia please start paying good perks, bonuses. ESPP will not retain the talent now it already stock is peak.
    Please provide onsite GYM

  3. "ai company but not smart"

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    Current Contractor - Material Handler in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Material Handler in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NVIDIA as a contractor

    Pros

    Great hardwares and design

    Cons

    They embraced ai hardware but they don't use ai solutions internally. There DGX1 are too heavy, very heavy 60kilos+

    Advice to Management

    Be more smarter, logical and don't be wasteful. ai companies should work more more smarter and employees growth is the core priority of ai.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great for HW development, subpar for SW development"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Unique technology
    + Exposure to AI and new technologies
    + Nice immigration visa support (one of the best)

    Cons

    - SW product development is a joke
    - They want to learn by trying things out without involving outsiders who have been doing this since 10s of years
    - They have an integration mindset, which is orthogonal to product development
    - SW is all about prototypes. The strategy is all about showing prototypes to the world so that others would get inspired and buy more GPUs.

    Advice to Management

    Reign in old time nvidia mgrs (very few are good). Hire professional managers and let them head software product teams; otherwise, nvidia will never be able to launch successful software products.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Monopoly in GPU and deep learning hardware

    Cons

    Sweatshop, too many politics and unfairness inside.

    For people who contribute, they got so much pressure and were demanded more.

    Long working hours and poor benefits. Far below the bay area average


  6. "No Opportunities for Advancement"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Products.
    Well Positioned in future markets.
    Drive to get products complete and out the door.

    Cons

    Lots of politics.
    People who perform poorly get promoted by kissing butt. No accountability for poor performance and mistakes.
    Drive to complete products makes it very difficult to make long term large required process and design changes.

    Advice to Management

    Rework the promotion process. Too many people are promoted into power positions who have had poor performance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Thermal Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Thermal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Thermal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good solid company. Has a great CEO. Good mix of products.

    Cons

    Only one, The manager. He micromanages a lot. A lot of engineers have left him in the past years because they got fed up with the manager. Avoid this company till the manager does not change

    Advice to Management

    Change the manager

  8. Helpful (13)

    "Nice place to work unless you want to be compensated"

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High-tech, cutting edge, state-of-the-art, culturally diverse. They've got a great cafeteria and facility. But that's about all. Is that twenty words?

    Cons

    Do not pay on time. Sometimes I had to wait two months to be paid. When you have a complaint, they don't listen.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees. Pay attention to your employees. Pay attention to your employees. Pay attention to your employees.


  9. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of thing to learn

    Cons

    Need to improve with salaries


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    a lot of people work from home. They really have 'flex' hours ( 9 am and I see nobody at work ).
    Relatively diverse, although I have not seen a lot of women engineer. not one race dominant

    Cons

    -no rsu, bonus , poor employee benefit
    -campus is crapy. Cafe food sucks. Gym ? What is that ? Even HR does not know
    - they work you like a dog and don't pay your extra hours.
    - somehow , people are proud of their rudeness. They call that blunt. They even advertise it in their orientation. WTF! Have some professionalism pls
    -Pets allow running around in campus and disturb your work. If you have allergy , plan to work from home forever

    Advice to Management

    all your what so employee benefit is another way to increase your ego. Come on! Your glory days are over. Think of treating your employees nice and you will get some quality ones not some third world countries. There are a lot of good American engineers out there


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