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Updated May 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. "Distinguished Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    - best ASIC engineering work experience with relatively less political overhead

    Cons

    - redundant management structures


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fast work environment, Innovative company"

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

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

    Pros

    1. Fast paced work environment - I mean really fast. Hardware is productized like its a piece of sw!
    2. Lots to learn and growth mindset from management means that if you want to work on something and show the technical competencies lateral and diagonal moves are possible so great place if your are looking to develop the skills and progress in your career.
    3. Honest and empathetic upper management - you would know what I mean by honesty when you listen to Jonah's all hands meeting - you will have to join Nvidia for that (we are hiring btw). I have seen that when some businesses were downsized all the workforce was absorbed into other business units.
    4. Innovative mindset
    5. Dog friendly place - my puppy loves coming to work with me and I can take him to most places around the office.
    6. Almost no red tape

    Cons

    No free stuff - no free lunches, no fancy coffee places in campus, no free laundry and the list goes on.
    Lot of work - teams across time zones mean that function leads have to work essentially 24 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. System SW Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    - A smart, young, energetic and easy going work force – lots of enthusiasm around
    - Flat organizational structure and thin process at the engineering level – easy and fast to get things done
    - Senior management is easy to approach (at least until the VP level)
    - Intellectual honesty at engineering levels
    - People are not afraid to try new things
    - Managers are technically very sound – all my superiors are/were solid programmers
    - Very flexible work hours, time off etc.
    - Lots of interesting stuff to work on – easy to move between teams

    Cons

    -Café is at average standard at best
    - 401k contribution is low


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  5. "Kickass company"

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

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

    Pros

    Outstanding leadership. Fast decision-making.
    Visionary, smart and tough CEO.
    Great culture of innovation, and it shows in the products and technology
    Brilliant, hard-working people. Collaborative environment.
    High value placed on honest feedback, and raising the bar.
    People have autonomy to execute, and the projects are meaningful.
    Great benefits. Very progressive vacation policy and maternity/paternity leave.

    Cons

    Old offices are a bit drab in places. Improvements are being made. New building will be spectacular.
    Hard work is expected. Management seems aware of concerns about work-life balance, and has been hiring more folks.

    Advice to Management

    Please add napping pods in a quiet area.


  6. ""A Learning Machine""

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NVIDIA's is ideal for driven, life-long learners. The management system -- a non-hierarchical network that is continuously reconfigured to tackle the challenge at hand -- allows talent at all levels to shine and keeps politics at a minimum. Through a rare combination of strategic genius, business acumen, engineering know-how and hard hard work, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is building one of the most important computing companies in the history of the industry.

    Cons

    It's not always easy to run at the speed of light, but in the end, it's thrilling and incredibly rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  7. "One-year experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every decision is reasonable and transparent (and speedy like startups)
    High opportunities of learning new technology
    People with great skills and mind
    Flexible work hours
    Engineer-oriented culture
    No big boundaries across teams

    Cons

    Infrastructure(email, build system) is somewhat old but is improving and there are many opportunities to improve it.
    A lot to work which is interesting and sometimes stressful.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing good. Thanks for them.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing workplace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior GPU Architect in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior GPU Architect in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was at NVIDIA for nearly 8 years, and enjoyed it - but wanted to try something different. I left, and was at 2 jobs for less than a year each, before I desperately wanted to come back. Now I've been back for more than a year, and wondering why I ever left. NVIDIA does amazing work, but most importantly, is an amazing employer. There is strong support for work-life balance, but still a good kind of pressure to do a good job. Management is strongly interested in well-balanced employees, and sets realistic goals.

    Cons

    There's not much. Sometimes you get stuck on a project longer than anticipated, but I think that happens everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Better engineering support (hardware, etc)


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Growth"

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

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

    Pros

    NVIDIA has top talent across the organization and you'll grow your skills sets thru a fast paced never ending learning environment. People collaborate and share success, it's team centered and celebrated, not about the individual although contributions they are noted. Great ESPP and strong benefits. Comp is very competitive with best in class

    Cons

    Start up mentality can be tough on people who are not flexible and need rigid structure. Work can be intense as expectations are high......you can see these as cons or pro's depending on your disposition.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to adopt more technology into the workplace, it's helping with productivity


  10. "ASIC Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASIC Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Great place to work.
    2) Multiple tasks at hand allowing you to work parallely and not get stuck with one thing.
    3) Get to learn many new things in each task with so many talented people around you.
    4) Great benefits.

    Cons

    1) Sync-Up with teams outside the US sometimes gets stressful as it occurs at odd times but the management is trying to minimize these sync-ups.


  11. "Amazing Work Place"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with incredibly intelligent, dedicated people at all levels. Things we create at Nvidia get into the hands of millions of people. This drives one to do the best work of their lives.

    Cons

    Like any tech company, the work is big and complicated so work/life balance can suffer from time to time.


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