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NVIDIA Senior Systems Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Feb 7, 2020

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  1. "Amazing Innovation with exemplary leadership"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
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    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ownership with failures. Leadership navigates teams to right projects based on their skillset. Pivots quite fast.

    Cons

    Chaos with a few groups and sometimes does not help with the larger vision.

    NVIDIA2019-10-22
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
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    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing culture, great work-life-balance and a strong drive to succeed in every area makes NVIDIA one of the best places I've ever worked. Their commitment to moving at the speed of light in every thing they do keeps such a large company nimble and able to respond quickly to shifts in the marketplace.

    Cons

    Moving at the speed of light leaves less room for process and more room for chaos. If you can handle a fluid org chart and requirements that change on sometimes a weekly basis for the bleeding edge projects then you've found the right home. If on the other hand you want stability and things that move with a little more deliberation then the hardware side of the house would be more your speed.

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    NVIDIA2019-09-24
  3. "Best place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
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    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tons of different things to learn, work. Surrounded by projects which are always working on or using cutting edge technology/software tools. Promotes learning opportunities. Flexible work time. Very open culture of communicating with anyone within organization.

    Cons

    Culture changes team to team but ramping up and adapting to new project was challenging

    NVIDIA2019-09-20
  4. "Nvidia company review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
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    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Direct, Transparent, Flat hierarchy, internal mobility and excellence

    Cons

    Dont have amenities like fitness centers, gym, sports

    NVIDIA2019-09-20
  5. "Innovative Place"

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    Former Intern - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
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    I worked at NVIDIA for less than a year

    Pros

    As an intern: Flexible hours, Great pay, Hounsing Stipend, Good food in the caffe

    Cons

    Just make sure you have a team that you enjoy working with!

    NVIDIA2019-02-05
  6. "Senior System Software Engineer"

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    Senior Systems Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
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    I worked at NVIDIA for more than a year

    Pros

    Cutting edge work. Fast paced environment

    Cons

    Long working hours. Mobile/Tablet business failed.

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    NVIDIA2017-10-19
  7. "I am pretty satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
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    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for 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

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    NVIDIA2017-09-18
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    "Sr. System SW Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
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    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - A smart, young, energetic and easy going work force – lots of enthusiasm around - Flat organizational structure and thin process at the engineering level – easy and fast to get things done - Senior management is easy to approach (at least until the VP level) - Intellectual honesty at engineering levels - People are not afraid to try new things - Managers are technically very sound – all my superiors are/were solid programmers - Very flexible work hours, time off etc. - Lots of interesting stuff to work on – easy to move between teams

    Cons

    -Café is at average standard at best - 401k contribution is low

    NVIDIA2017-01-16
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    "Speed of light"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
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    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * The company dreams big and is unafraid to jump off the deep end when there's an opportunity * Rare to encounter anyone who is "phoning it in"; very efficient workplace and dedicated colleagues * Execution speed is admirably fast; I'd be surprised if any peer company (e.g. Intel/AMD/Qualcomm) can deliver new products at NVIDIA schedules * Flat hierarchy - titles are generally private, and authority comes from earned respect. The company is still small enough for individual contributors to get recognition from the top. * Every year the company has improved and dealt with problems and deficiencies employees have brought up.

    Cons

    * Global offices and round-the-clock handoff means the work day never ends. It's only possible to unplug if you force yourself to, as there will always be more work than time. * Constant feeling of being understaffed, even if that may not be accurate. Work is not always load-balanced well. * Many teams appear to pile on a lot of technical debt and are unable to staff internal improvements. * "Speed of light" schedules sometimes forget to account that we're not in a vacuum :) * Used to be behind in perks, but that is improving, e.g. shuttle services. Food is slowly improving, although costs unlike some peer companies, and dinner food quality is awful. No snack options besides some antiquated vending machines. * Conf call + webex setup feels antiquated. Behind on communications technologies, which is challenging when dealing with a global team. Progress is being made but it's slow. * Underinvestment in social aspects: Rare for teams to ever go out or do team-building activities. Celebrations are rare. Alcohol-free campus dampens any relaxed communication. No holiday party (community service is the replacement, which is admirable, but can't think of why we can't do both...)

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    NVIDIA2017-01-23
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    "Challenging and rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Be part of a company that is paving the road to future of computer graphics (gamings, movies, virtual reality), AI (autonomous cars and more), and high performance parallel computing 2. Very smart and friendly working coworkers, down to earth and approachable 3. A good mix of older experienced people and young energetic people 4. Management is very technically savvy 5. Good leadership in general, people are thanked and treated with respect 6. Very few levels of management, leadership is very accessible 7. Discounted cafeteria, 4-6 USD for lunch, 0-1USD for dinner 8. Easy to access different teams in general, few walls 9. Pretty good and open communication, not much is hidden, company places a high amount of trust in people to do the right thing 10. Stock in booming, great if you have options or other stock based compensation 11. Competitive base salary (total package a bit behind the likes of Facebook and Google) 12. A lot of talent and experience in both hardware and software (especially embedded), and general fairly healthy balance and support in the organization between hardware, software, finance, HR, and so on.

    Cons

    1. Hard for some teams and people to preserve work/life balance. Some weekend work and email checking. Depends a lot of the team and person. 2. Only twice a year employee stock purchase plan, so if you join at the wrong time you get burned and don't get to participate for six months 3. Stock options are only selectively distributed based generally on how well you negotiated at hire, some people got good deals, other people got nothing, so get no benefit from the stock rally 4. Office cubes can be a bit cramped, but at least it is not open office so one can concentrate with headphones on and its not too bad. Would be nice to have a bit more space and white noise though. 5. Promotions and bonuses only once per year. Twice per year would be nice. 6. Not much parking during peak times 7. Suffers from demo feature creep, and does a bit of smoke and mirrors in marketing, however the management is aware of the issues and knows how to make real products, so this is mainly an issue in early stage projects where a lot is in flux

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    NVIDIA2017-01-10
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