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Updated April 21, 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)

  • no work life balance, extremely long hours (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Calif City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Calif City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work and people are friendly. You will get to work with cutting edge technology. People are receptive of new ideas

    Cons

    Long work hours. People should learn to socialize a little more and should not stick to their cubicles. Need to give bonus and RSUs to New college graduates

    Advice to Management

    Nothing in particular


  2. "Interns need more guidance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NVIDIA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom, work from home, open environment

    Cons

    Lack of guidance, products get shelved

    Advice to Management

    Please motivate and guide your nterns


  3. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, growing well, great culture, good perks

    Cons

    politics and culture of teams is very tough to deal with for new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Even though company is doing great, for an employee it all depends on department and teams. I think employees specially leads should be trained with leadership skills regularly.


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  5. "Somewhere in the middle"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Unix, Advisory in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Unix, Advisory in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work.
    Can work remotely.
    Opportunities to travel and work abroad.

    Cons

    Poor career progression paths.
    Poor compensation.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome engineers. Aligned top management

    Cons

    Nvidia top mgmt does not value any of the G&A functions
    HR & IT lack leadership.
    There is a strong race bias in HR and legal

    Advice to Management

    grow talent from within
    Deal with tenured employees as they are a bottleneck and do not bring fresh perspective to the table
    Get rid of the old boys club mentality in much of the org especially in G&A org


  7. Helpful (1)

    "NVIDIA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology company with many smart people.

    Cons

    Meritocracy challenged. Very limited job growth prospects. Loosely organized leading a lot of unnecessary chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Look to develop employees and promote from within vs. hiring managers of companies we are beating badly in the industry.


  8. "Sr. Supply planner/Mater Scheduler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Planner/Master Scheduler in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Planner/Master Scheduler in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Team worker are friendly and willing to share knowledge.

    Cons

    Process change too often and confusion. Poor management skill


  9. "Good and bad, work on cool stuff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    Pros

    Some very smart people, Cutting edge technology across different categories, I like all the people on my team including my manager, Some work can be quite interesting, Great new HQ building is being built for late 2017, CEO can be very inspiring, Stock is way up in the last couple years

    Cons

    Work-life balance isn't great and is very bad for some people, Can be very political, Hard to promote to new levels, Communication between teams can be better, Management gets shuffled around even if they're underperforming/adding nothing instead of demoting or being let go, Only $2500 401k match, Pay is below market average from what I've heard, No RSUs for level 3 and below, Cafe food quality is usually bad

    Advice to Management

    Increase the 401k match, Need better staffing of some teams, Better work-life balance, Better cafe food


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Aggressive company, working on fascinating technologies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very smart hardware engineers, driven environment, ESPP plan is good as the stock is volatile, high performers are compensated well

    Cons

    Work life balance is missing, culture is somewhat cut throat. Most of the managers do not look into employee development

    Advice to Management

    Should also look at organization development


  11. Helpful (1)

    "NVIDIA in Beaverton"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company financially. Organized and generally well managed. Reasonable benefits.

    Cons

    Expectations on hours of availability, weekends and working with teams in India and China can be excessive.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for flex time and/or comp. time for hours worked on weekends and evenings.


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