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NVIDIA Santa Clara Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • If you want to do challenging work then work life balance can be bad (in 169 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (12)

    "Sr SW Engineer @ nvidia - pretty solid!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior S/W Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior S/W Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super cool things to work on
    Cutting edge and is always looking to the future

    Cons

    Can be very stressful at times
    Rarely time to breathe

    Advice to Management

    Try to focus less on immediate issues and think longer term - the SW being written today will likely be used for a long time. So getting it right is very important. Pushing engineers to get things done over high quality leads to a lot of design debt.


  2. "Senior Systems Hardware Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules
    Great director
    Caring coworkers

    Cons

    Old equipment
    Urgent task can pop up anytime
    Offices in different time zones

    Advice to Management

    Manage down as well
    Invest in new equipment

  3. "I am pretty satisfied"

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    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got salary, good colleagues, nice environment, decent work life balance. Company is growing so employment seems very safe.

    Cons

    Parking not very easy to find

    Advice to Management

    Nothing as of now. Worked just 4 months.


  4. "Nvidia"

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    Former Employee - FPGA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - FPGA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nvidia provide 14 weeks parental vacation for all new dad. That's so exciting.

    Cons

    Hope to get more snacks.


  5. "In general very nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    pretty smart people to work with
    senior management esp in product teams are very technical
    very friendly and open environment

    Cons

    sometimes can be very overloaded esp before product launch


  6. "Reasonably good choice for ambitious IC related new grads"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Recruiting is competitive.
    2) Management is good, but depend on group.
    3) W-L balance is OK.
    4) Cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    1) Lower pay compared to software companies.
    2) Relatively isolated tech stack.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Strong Vision, Great Workplace, Filled with Integrity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Platform Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Platform Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth.
    General feeling of trust in fellow employees.
    A good office vibe (not too corporate, not too much like a startup).
    Clear vision and execution towards that vision.
    Awesome products that are really cool for consumers, enterprise, and scientists.
    Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    There is a lot to do, it is easy to over commit.
    It's not always clear who is in charge of what.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Micromanaging Nightmare"

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    Current Employee - Verification Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Verification Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ESPP has strong growth
    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

    Cons

    Nvidia is my 3rd job and by far the worst. Every week I must account for very hour of my time and tell them what test I debugged for 0.2 days.

    Advice to Management

    Advice will help. You all must be replaced.


  9. "Good momentum"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware 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

    Good momentum. Everybody is excited and looking forward to the future. The company is expanding. Working environment is good. Cafe menu improves since last year and food quality is going up. Benefits are okay.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better. 401k could be more generous. Break room sucks - I'm surprised that there is no espresso machine in my building! No free snacks or soda drinks. No onsite gyms.

    Advice to Management

    Yes Nvidia stock is climbing which makes the ESPP program looks attractive and it seems a lot of juice for the employees. However, there are so many items that Nvidia still acts like years ago like the Cons I listed. Those items could make employees feel less satisfied. Those items make Nvidia not that generous to its employees.


  10. "Biggest startup in the valley"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    smart people, move quick, everyday is a new challenge, incredible leadership

    Cons

    So much to do so little time


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