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Updated May 26, 2017
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  1. "NVIDIA: aggressive, focused and a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Santa Clara, CA
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    Pros

    NVIDIA is a well-run, aggressive and focused company. Jen-Hsun personally sets a tempo and culture that permeates the organization and make it a great place to work. NVIDIA is not a political company, and its great to work in an environment where everyone is pulling in the same well-defined direction. NVIDIA recruits and retains some incredibly smart people, making it a place where it is a delight to work as part of a very able team.

    Cons

    The hours can be long - you are expected to be available to answer the flood of emails 24/7; but that is part of being an aggressive organization, and provided you are able to manage the balance between work and life, which not all can, it is a rewarding environment to be part of and worth the effort.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing hard on us, that is ultimately why we like working here.


  2. "Nvidia: build exciting products with amazing coworkers."

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    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Santa Clara, CA
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    Pros

    Nvidia offers the opportunity to work with exceptionally intelligent and driven people while building amazing products. Opportunities for both technical growth and career advancement abound. Management works hard to retain their best engineers.

    Cons

    Like many technical companies, Nvidia often runs its projects on unrealistically aggressive schedules (leading to unreasonable demands on its employees.)

    On the issue of compensation, certain benefits are unfortunately lacking. For example, Nvidia offers no 401(k) matching.

    Advice to Management

    While Nvidia's core business units are amazingly strong, the management of certain "growth" units is unfortunately reactionary.


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    "They care about their employees, unlike most companies"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
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    Pros

    Gaming stuff! :) Great cafeteria, they care about their employees, unlike most companies

    Cons

    Overall lower average pay compared to other companies in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Great job, keep it up. Amazing place which is positive versus the negativity I've seen at other companies.


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  5. "A dream job!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
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    Pros

    NVIDIA has some of the most talented and down-to-earth people working for them. With all this talent comes a little intimidation, but you will quickly find that they try to help you succeed at every turn. Even the management personally sees to it that you have everything you need to do your job and will try to work with you when ever possible. It is a very open and collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Due to the current economic condition, there was a temporary corporate wide salary reduction. Most employees preferred this option rather than having several rounds of layoffs. Additionally, the perks are not as good as other companies, especially in the areas of 401(k) matching and stock options.

    Advice to Management

    I think the management has the right idea on how to properly motivate their employees. Keep up the good work and continue watching the high moral.


  6. "Nice place to work at."

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
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    Pros

    Good name. Got to be part of the team to build the world's most fantastic chip. High compensation compared to outside market.

    Cons

    Depending on department, workload can be impulsive. Some teams can have very long work hours over a long period of time. Some team has limited professional growth.

    Advice to Management

    Look for innovative ways to compete with AMD. Increase capabilities of VLSI, custom design, and physical design teams. Incorporate better power management on-chip.


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    "Challenging work environment"

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

    smart coworkers
    hardworking teammates
    continual driver for excellence

    Cons

    management training is necessary
    more investment in infrastructure
    deprecate older support, to focus on newer innovation

    Advice to Management

    leadership training is a must


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    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
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    Pros

    challenging work
    lots of collaboration
    laid back culture
    good company culture
    pets at work
    free food at some work locations.

    Cons

    long work
    a lot of people complaining that they don't make enough money.
    sometimes work can be completed but takes a long time to get reviewed.

    Advice to Management

    I think they did a good job while I was there. Although I was eventually laid off, so maybe not.


  9. "Amazing workplace"

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
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    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Really smart co-workers. A nimble and responsive management.

    Cons

    None really. Sometimes the work hours can be long, but thats about it.

    Advice to Management

    Make TEGRA win!


  10. "Very fulfilling, working with smart people, great products, great career growth."

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
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    Pros

    Proud to work for one of the best tech firms in the world. Very flexible work environment, brightest people, no unnecessary process or politics, and good compensation.

    Cons

    No PTO, no 401K matching but not a big deal for me.

    Advice to Management

    Please bring PTO back. People don't understand why we don't have it. But overall you're doing great!


  11. "Wonderful"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
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    Pros

    Nice environment, good salary, in one world, it is good.

    Cons

    sometimes pressure, you have to find ways to let it go

    Advice to Management

    you have done well in basic knowledge and then could get the job opportunity


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