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NVIDIA Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
728 Reviews
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NVIDIA Co-Founder, President, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
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Pros
  • There is lot of stuff to learn and you get to work on next generation cutting edge technology (in 65 reviews)

  • The team I worked for had extremely smart people (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • Workloads can be too much for one person which leads to less of a work/life balance (in 87 reviews)

  • Overworked; no work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    It was chill and laid-back

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    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Lot of fun events for interns. Chilled environment. Email centric work culture. Had a lot of fun in the summer.

    Cons

    Not many that I can think of. Company provided everything that I expected. Can't comment on perks since I worked as an intern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lean Operations & Execution

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    Current Employee - Engineer Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at NVIDIA

    Pros

    Jensen is very passionate CEO , motivates people to strive and perform better.
    Very lean Operations, company does everything with a shoe string budget. They execute well with what budget they are given.
    Smart people

    Cons

    Benefits are less. Pay is not up to the market rate.
    Even a push pin doesn't get moved without Jensen's consent. Jensen is on top of everything.
    No wonder the company doesn't cross $4B in revenue.
    Improve Hiring processes . Make it more strict across all teams.
    Lot of talented people are leaving the company. As a result those positions are filled with incompetent people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop throwing Jensen Card around. Understand priorities better.
    Speed of light is not the way to get things done.
    Functional teams need to talk to each other.
    Bring back free food .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, Pay limited

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Dft Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Dft Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    CEO with vision, great engineers and marketers.

    Cons

    lots of work, tend to silo people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities for moving across and upwards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company had huge growth while I was there. Jensen had excellent leadership and vision, Chris M was amazing. Culture was the world is our oyster and we were reaching for it. Light every pixel. Quite inspiring.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Didn't listen to field input about what customers wanted, or only certain customer input was valued. Lots of missed opportunity and the bureaucrats always knew more than the guy sitting with the customers every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Was a fun place to work. Lost the formula, got too big. Manager felt scared, threatened, couldn't take advantage of asset/experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Place for a Hardware Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Hardware Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    You'll get pushed to test your skills
    You will be given a lot of tasks
    Extremely talented people and you'll will learn a lot
    Managers are the best at their field
    Adds a Big Boost to your resume

    Cons

    Very Competitive Environment
    Work-Life balance bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Smart people, academic freedom, cutting-edge research

    Cons

    Communication issues, too large a campus and different groups working on similar things

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at NVIDIA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has some great technology and going into some interesting new areas like HPC and automotive, strong leader (Jensen Huang), good benefits, competitive pay.

    Cons

    Not much training, office environment is good and if you can make a case for what you need to win you will probably get it. Work life balance can be an issue depending on which group you are in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more training options in different areas - how about online courses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to learn, bad place to earn

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    Former Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    lots of things to learn. lots of projects to do. opportunities in many fields. one can do design work or verification or fpga.. all there.

    Cons

    too much politics. too much emphasis on email and bug reports. "Rally" tool sucks life out of you. middle management is clueless. not good pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire dumb managers and employees. reward good ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    fun place to work at!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Performance Analyst in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Performance Analyst in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    beautiful campus, good benefits,

    Cons

    not much training and growth for my position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have systems in place and better training for incoming interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Food at work. Interesting technology.

    Cons

    Unstructured work environment. Lack of direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage with employee's interests and initiatives more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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