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NVIDIA Santa Clara Reviews

Updated May 20, 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. "Experience of Intern"

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

    Pros

    Unique technology. You get to know a lot about Deep learning, AI and other new technologies. Great benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    It's hard to get the gist of the structure of the organization. Work ambiance needs improvement. Felt like did not have good support initially to strengthen by basics.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the on-boarding process and training to ramp employees up even faster, by providing better documentation and references.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I wanted to share my great experience working at NVIDIA for anyone considering joining."

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

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

    Pros

    First off, not every experience I have while working here has been great, but there are so many reasons that I love this company and the people it attracts, it outweighs any negatives . For reference I have worked here for 6 years.
    - We are a data based company and a very intellectually honest company. If we fail, we fail together, but we don't hind mistakes or make excuses. We learn why we made the mistake and we adjust.
    - Down to earth people. During the development of a product, I had no issues getting our engineering SVP in a room to help make decisions and make the product a success.
    - We have great leaders.
    - We are investing in productivity, and infrastructure to help us innovate. IT has not always been good and is not great yet, but is getting better so quickly. And we are building the most beautiful new HQ - Endeavor.
    - Great ESPP
    - Onsite perks are getting really good.
    - Healthcare access is a priority
    - Parental leave is great
    - Work-life balance is a priority
    - We only hire great workers and for the most part human beings... :)

    Cons

    - We are growing very fast and it is challenging to fit everyone in from a facilities perspective. Meeting space is tight, but we have invested in meeting pods to help.
    - It is hard to think of others that I didn't list above

    Advice to Management

    - Improve the on-boarding process and training to ramp employees up even faster
    - Continue listening to employee feedback. I love that I can see company changes based on our responses in out company reviews.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with
    Great benefits
    Cutting Edge AI technology and that actually matters
    One of the highest base pay and equity package
    Inspiring CEO
    Stock keeps going up
    New building will be done soon and looks fantastic

    Cons

    Food could be better
    Hard to find parking on your own and must resort to free valet service they offer
    No real negative of the many years of been here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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

    I worked at NVIDIA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free culture. Open to new ideas.New technologies

    Cons

    No negatives yet.

    Location is a bit far


  6. Helpful (1)

    "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    stable and work life balance

    Cons

    old software tech in hardware company


  7. "Staffing"

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

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

    Pros

    Our Mission: Bringing superhuman capabilities to some of the world's toughest problems. and we do just that. It is very exciting and fun time to be at NVIDIA.

    Cons

    Nothing to report at this time.


  8. "23-year old company with innovative mentality"

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

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

    Pros

    Innovation, not bogged down by processes, willing to do what it takes to make it happen and do incremental improvements later.

    Cons

    People who have been there a long time are bit slow to change


  9. "Great company, great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Smart people who work hard but are always there to help.
    - Clear vision of transitioning to AI, and effective rebranding of the company to reflect that.
    - Very open, collaborative environment.
    - Fairly flexible work hours (this is rather group dependent though, so YMMV)
    - Really nice amount of desk space (as far as I can tell, substantially more than those at other big tech firms). People seem to not mention this detail often in their reviews but it makes such a giant impact on your ability to work comfortably and be productive.
    - Free drinks and some snacks.
    - Flexible PTO (this also can be a con)

    Cons

    - Please improve the food! It doesn't even have to be free, but the quality really needs to get better. :(((
    - 401k matching seems rather mediocre
    - Flexible PTO (this also can be a pro)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do.


  10. "best place to learn skills"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - 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

    adjustable working schedule. you can learn many interesting skills here

    Cons

    muti-task in same time and a little busy


  11. Helpful (1)

    "At Nvidia the Future is Now!"

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

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

    Pros

    Working at Nvidia is fun! The working environment is great, colleagues are very helpful and extremely smart. Everything happens here at Speed of Light. Lot of amazing benefits that are best in the industry. The company believes in transparency and we can see this value in its culture. At Nvidia winning is important but its more important that if we fail then we fail together and not alone. This is how we roll and we take risks knowing that we will never fail alone! I am proud and fortunate enough to be a part, of this great Company!

    Cons

    Cafeteria food can be better and subsidized. Internal gear store can use a boost and increase in the number of things they sell.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent Job! Set clear goals and lets continue to move together in the direction of these goals at Speed of Light.


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