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NVIDIA Santa Clara Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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  • If you want to do challenging work then work life balance can be bad (in 178 reviews)

  • Pathetic intern events, no space to sit, no work life balance (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience as a graduate internship position."

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice environment with great amenities and good CEO. They were really supportive towards interns. Everything was going forward! Interns were also covered by insurance for the whole duration of the internship.

    Cons

    I don't recall anything specific to be honest! Maybe not enough for us, interns!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good company, decent benefits, flexible work schedule, challenging work"

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    - Usually, the work is challenging and results in a good satisfaction of work
    - Flexible work schedule is a good benefit to have
    - Compensition is very competitive
    - If you are a good performer, then growth opportunity is very possible

    Cons

    - Sometimes feels very silo’d into individual organizations
    - 401(k) match is not in-par with other Bay Area companies (matches a flat $ rather than a % match)

    Advice to Management

    - Allow cross-functional movement of employees, especially within the IT group
    - Provide a sense of community within the employee base by having org-level team building activities

  3. Helpful (21)

    "Sr SW Engineer @ nvidia - pretty solid!"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Cool technology.
    Low egos and politics.
    Very capable management.

    Cons

    Not much to speak of, really.


  5. "Great place to intern"

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    Former Intern - SHIELD Hardware in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - SHIELD Hardware in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NVIDIA as an intern

    Pros

    Great people, lots of perks and fun activities for interns, great pay, mentors, opportunity to work on whatever you're interested in.

    Cons

    Sometimes felt like I wasn't trusted with any responsibilities as an intern.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Strong Vision, Great Workplace, Filled with Integrity"

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    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.


  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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