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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. "Awesome work culture!"

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

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

    Pros

    Super work life balance (at least in my team).
    Realistic deadlines
    Decent benefits
    Clear on short and long term goals

    Cons

    Nothing really.
    Cafe is not that great if u care about it.
    No additional benefits other than salary, health, espp and 401k.

    Advice to Management

    Second and third level managers should interact with individual contributors for the sake of rapport.
    Also I don't like the company meetings - Lot of repetition of the same statements again and again. There is a lot of awesome content that can be talked about, but they tend to show off only the highlights over and over. It gets booooring


  2. "Amazing Company with Outstanding Future"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    World class people, technology, strategies and products.

    Cons

    Being a world leader in multiple fields means that there are many competitors.

  3. "AI oriented"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Applied Deep Learning Research in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Intern - Applied Deep Learning Research in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    sharp colleagues, inclusive and collaborative environment. Open to research ideas that might benefit NVIDIA in the 1-10 year interval. Even the 20 year GPU engineers are thinking in terms of deep learning applications.

    Cons

    everything moves fast, should be used to the pace or have an adjustment period(2-3 weeks)


  4. "Big Company that thinks it is a startup"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Pros

    smart people everywhere! Opportunities to change roles with in the company. Founder still running the company (this may be a con as well) Pretty flexible about telecommuting.

    Cons

    plans change very fast. If you are the kind of person who doesn't like change, this is not the place for you. Chips are cancelled and changed all the time. Workload can be very high in crunch times

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture of very capable people at all levels, it's better to need more people than it is to have people who bring the rest down.


  5. "Innovative company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology company
    CEO very involved
    Amazing employee benefits
    Stock price increasing
    RSUs vesting is competitive
    Great intern program
    Events draw positive company exposure

    Cons

    CEO very involved
    Work life balance does always compute
    Cafe menu is good but food / kitchen may need attention due to many getting sick after lunch


  6. Helpful (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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer Tools and Infra"

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock go high. HW team is heading in industry(Talent people here). benefits is getting better as their stock prices goes up.

    Cons

    Old Culture. Old people. No Free Lunch. SW team's level is below average. (Isn't so much talent here).

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Pay below market"

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


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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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 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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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