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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. "23-year old company with innovative mentality"

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


  2. "Great company, great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. "best place to learn skills"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    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


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    "At Nvidia the Future is Now!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  6. "Senior Desktop Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people and coworkers to work with

    Cons

    It is a contract length


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Graphics and Videogames"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior 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

    You get to play videogames on the best systems currently in existence, and get paid to do it. The place is one big team, and it is great if you are looking for a challenge. Compensation is better than the average for the skilled worker.

    Cons

    Insanely steep learning curve. Great if you have the capacity to learn under pressure, but not if you get stressed about your schedules.


  8. "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Rapidly growing company; not a bloated work force means everything you do counts.

    Cons

    More meaningful and exciting work per employee; can affect work/life balance.


  9. "Great internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Systems Software Engineer Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Systems Software Engineer Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - State-of-the-art technologies.
    - Interns are give real projects, i.e. you are given tasks which otherwise would be assigned to full times.
    - Extreme flexibility in choosing/changing tasks/projects.
    - Smart (even legendarily) people; you sometimes meet and work with people whose books you read in the grad school

    Cons

    - Campus needs a refresh, but it hopefully will happen with a new Endeavor building.
    - Infrastructure & tools must be improved - too much time wasted on fighting with repositories, building and testing systems.
    - FB/Google/MS give better salary.


  10. "Great Place to Work!"

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

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

    Pros

    - Management open to new ideas
    - Open communications
    - Encouraged to drive process
    - Co Workers excited to come to work
    - Positive environment
    - Flexibility to achieve success with your own methods, not a cut and paste environment

    Cons

    - need more headcount in certain areas to achieve top results faster

    Advice to Management

    - hire larger recruiting team


  11. "Great work, great people"

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time

    Pros

    * Very interesting and challenging work, with potential to impact millions of people.
    * Brilliant colleagues.
    * CEO has great vision, makes the right bets.
    * Has no problem adapting to changing technology trends despite being a fairly large company.

    Cons

    * RSUs only for senior folks.
    * 401(k) matching is a joke, although it is getting better.
    * No on-site gym, free food.


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