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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Wild Wild West"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Throughout, received very generous raises and RSUs, even during the tough economic times. Upper management is fiercely loyal and respectful towards folks that give 200% to the company. Bottomline if you take the initiative and grab responsibilities there is no shortage of opportunities. Most folks in my group love and respect their Managers/Directors/Vice President.

    Cons

    Some parts of the company still suffer from startup culture. Documentation is poor and newcomers struggle a lot. Not for the faint hearted, very aggressive and fast moving place with virtually no hand holding.

    Advice to Management

    We need to expand .. buy more companies


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Sucks"

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    • 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
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great health benefits. Alot of opportunities with in NVIDIA to grow into. Opportunity to work on alot of cool stuff.

    Cons

    Very stressful. Long hours. Overworked. Under paid. Upper management doesn't realize how overworked the employees are or listen to the feedback of employees.

    Advice to Management

    We are human beings not machines!
    For once can you listen to your employees.
    Your driving us to our graves.

  3. "good"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    big company
    freedom to work.
    flexible time

    Cons

    no motivation, politics, bureaucracy, no growth, bad management

    Advice to Management

    Middle management has a lot to offer in terms of knowledge on the ground. Sales team has tons of people who should not be working there.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Aggressive, Cutting-Edge, Focused... and in transition"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HW Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - HW Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Continues to be a great place to work. Lots of very smart people, generally working together very effectively, and lots of challenging engineering problems to solve. You will learn a lot and have fun doing it. I would recommend working here to anyone - its not perfect, but overall it is a very rewarding experience, both intellectually and financially.
    The company is transitioning from being a GPU leader in the dying PC market, to trying to be a leader in the new world of mobile devices. Chances are it will succeed, but there is a lot of struggle ahead.

    Cons

    Frantic pace of project to get to market can be tiring, and you have to defend you own work/life balance, as management won't. Project decision making process is rather ad hoc.

    Advice to Management

    Try to avoid going too high end in the Tegra market. There need to be a mainstream business too.
    Go back to giving stock options and drop the almost worthless RSUs.


  5. "good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good benefits. Top of the notch technology. Competitive salaries. It is good to have all the above mentioned together.

    Cons

    I am not sure whether I can specifically say something here. It is a very good place to work as much as I know. Maybe salaries can be increased more on the review.


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Not an employee oriented Company...."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented People and cutting edge work.
    Keeps you busy.
    Good health plan.
    2 Year lock for Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
    Free Dinner.

    Cons

    Unfriendly work environment. Although people are talented, there is too much of attitude. Too many emails and people do not like in-person interaction.

    Lack of work and life balance. Poor Project schedule planning. Always the schedule slips more than a year.

    There is no growth for Individual contributors.

    There is no compensation based on performance. No bonus and they do not give good no. of RSUs any more. Its pretty much your base salary. No 401K matching.

    There is no Paid Time Off. They call it, Professional Time Off which means you talk to your manage and get as much as vacation. Who in the world allows you to take a long vacation. When ever you ask your manager, he/she says, we can't give you more than two weeks due to schedule.

    Lots of dis-satisfied employees that's reducing the people efficiency.

    There lots of people leaving the company and the management is not putting much effort in stopping that.

    Managers do not care about their employees. Employees are frequently moved to different managers in a short time. Sometime that really affects the reviews.

    Overall its not a employee oriented company.

    Advice to Management

    Mr.Huang has to get out of his past glory dream and look at the realistic picture. You always talk about your importance of your leaders. End of the day, employees are the one making things successful. I could really see the company is going in the negative direction.


  7. "good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good recruitment. good standard of co-workers.

    Cons

    compensation, benefits, no 401k etc

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fast moving, high learning company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Operates like a startup - you learn a lot. Very fast moving - everyone is expected to make a decision and ask for forgiveness later.

    Cons

    Salaries are not so competitive. Hard to get title promotions. Lots of changes in focus, but eventually for the better.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management has a lot to offer in terms of knowledge on the ground. Sales team has tons of people who should not be working there.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "My life is not my own"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Jen-hsun is an incredible leader with a vision that has made the company the giant that it is today.
    Innovation that sets the direction for all others to follow.

    Cons

    With growth comes problems, the company is not the nimble leader as it was 10 years ago. Now it is bogged down with folks more worried about how the look to those above them then how good the product is. There is an added expectation that you work around the clock since we are a global company. This has lead to have a big negative impact on my family where vacations had to be cancelled all for the sake of a KPI that was never achievable in the first place.

    The pay is bellow market and in the past options were to make up for that. Now with RSU’s the stock grants are a joke and the pay is still subpar. The biggest problem is the required time you have to put in. When you work for NVIDIA, your life is not your own. It is theirs and it will burn you out like no other.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing for 80hr's of work to be done in a week.
    Move pay up to be at least to market.
    Give folks a reason for how hard they need to work instead of the 'Because I said so' answer you give now.


  10. "awesome"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work environment and constant learning process

    Cons

    nothing noted so far in my position at nvidia


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