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NVIDIA Santa Clara Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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  • If you want to do challenging work then work life balance can be bad (in 168 reviews)

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  1. "Strong Vision, Great Workplace, Filled with Integrity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Sr. Product Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    innovation is the backbone of the company and the camaraderie of teams is a huge bonus when it comes to team collaboration

    Cons

    no time to improve quality because the importance was to stress: move on to the next project and forget about the last one

    Advice to Management

    Evaluation and self reflection of performance on cyclical projects can be a learning tool to make the company overall more efficient

  3. "Micro-managed Nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Nvidia is a large company, so your experience may be pleasant or nightmarish, depending on the department you work in. I had an insecure, micro-managing boss, so my experience was horrific. If you value your sanity, avoid the technical writing department for the BSP (Board Support Package).

    Cons

    Micro-manager who would sabotage projects and then swoop in to save the day. Received no assistance from HR. Nvidia is a candidate for the worst job I've ever had.


  4. "Biggest startup in the valley"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Great and robust company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Network Support in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Contractor - Network Support in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NVIDIA as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. People are good here.

    Cons

    They really need start providing free food.


  6. "Jetson Marketing Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Jetson Team, Embedded Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Jetson Team, Embedded Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Orientation for new hires sets everyone on the same level that the company strives to be at - an inclusive, creative environment where people are motivated to execute their work and can admit when mistakes are made. HR put on an outstanding internship program that provided several social opportunities to interact with both all interns and full-time employees. They had good communication with my manager, who took seriously the required check-ins and meet-ups with me, which allowed me to feel more a part of the process.

    Cons

    Did not always feel like there was specific work for me to do, but it generally seems to be the case for interns.


  7. "Operations Research Analyst - BSA"

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

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance, Benefits, Open Culture, Growth, Comps

    Cons

    No/low rsus at certain job level, MAC is not supported product at work.

  8. "Good growing and improving company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively high base pay
    Good benefits
    Job security

    Cons

    Management can be poorly structured or organized
    Occasional politics
    Software could be done better

    Advice to Management

    Aim for teams to work together better and towards the final product
    Avoid and reduce any inefficiencies due to politics


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    "Pay below market"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment. The cutting edge technology. Play a very important role for the future. Nothing else I can mention....

    Cons

    Lower pay, no promotion for a really really long time. I had work for nvidia for many years but still not get promot or any RSU.

    Advice to Management

    Treat older employee better!


  10. "Excellence"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    - Fast-paced culture
    - Confrontational technical mindset
    - Intellectual honesty

    Cons

    Cannot think of any at this time.


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