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NVIDIA Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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88% Approve of the CEO

NVIDIA Co-Founder, President, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

Jen-Hsun Huang

(216 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Nice place to work

Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for less than a year

ProsNVIDIA is the pioneer company in GPU technology. They are pushing their products to the market very hard. So the pace is really fast.

ConsYou will have to work hard. But because the GPU market evolves so rapidly, there is a lack of long term planning for individual and teams.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Work Hard, Play Hard

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Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at NVIDIA as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery interesting work toward a very clear vision. Incredibly competent engineers, with a management that understands what we're doing.

ConsVery challenging work: will almost certainly result in staying late a lot.

Advice to Senior ManagementAggressive market diversification appears to be working for you, so stick with it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, but still going through some growing pains

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at NVIDIA full-time for more than a year

ProsGood growth ahead of its future. Good training programs available to the employees.

ConsManagement style still like a small company. This maybe different now since I left the company back in 09.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good place to work and move up if you take the initiative

Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than 5 years

ProsChallenging work.
If you take the initiative and be proactive, you will be rewarded careerwise.

ConsThe work is continuous with no lull. You will have to learn to pace yourself, otherwise you will burn out.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to balance the workload. Multiple projects all vying for the same resources puts lots of pressure on the engineers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to start a new career in Bay Area

Systems Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood compensation, used to be great technical talent, great place for a fresh college grad.

ConsManagement is rotting to the point of not recognizing their best talent is leaving for greener pastures (pun intended). Promotions are slower than you think.

Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of kicking good ideas aside in the name of schedules and business decisions, pay attention to employee morale.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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NVIDIA is awesome.

Lead Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTalented hard working people People
Good direction for the future.
Very stable.
Good Management.

ConsI am not a fitness freak but:
* No ON-SITE Gym.
* No Free GYM membership

Advice to Senior ManagementI am relly happy to be at NVIDIA

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for more than a year

Prosgreat team (driven & talented), great opportunities for personal growth, possibilities of direct personal impact

Conswork-life balance (very little life, you better love your job), compensation not transparent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Payroll (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at NVIDIA full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible schedule and liked what I did.

ConsWorst manager I ever worked for. She called for 5 minutes meeting, it turned out 30 mins to an hour or until people kicked us out of the conference. She talked about other people, and gossips. Didn't know how to assign job responsibilities to employees. One was extremely busy, while others weren't challenged enough. Fake and insecured and nosy and micro manager. Since she started running the department a few years ago, she demoted all her supervisors. EmployeeS walked out without giving notice. She involved way too much in APA. I think this could be her side job. Stupid management didn't see this even the employees brought to their attention. It's sad the company is a decent place to work for. I wouldn't say the best but average.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to pay attention to area that has big turn over.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Systems Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I have been working at NVIDIA full-time for less than a year

Pros- Flexible work hours, very good support for working off campus
- Relaxed environment, friendly and helpful people
- One of the few places where you can work on large hardware/software integration
- Some very interesting technology and good products
- Leadership has focus

Cons- Advancement path not clearly communicated
- Very high learning curve coupled with a lack of up-to-date documentation and formal training/introduction

Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe some formal process for introducing employees into the technologies

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Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at NVIDIA full-time for more than a year

ProsLearning experience, some good engineers

ConsLower to average pay and benefits, all work no play, expect to work on weekends and late nights (if this is your thing, then this is the perfect place for you if pay is not an issue), CEO calls all the shots and everyone follows, little to no chance of moving up.
In summary this is a good place for college grad to get experience then leave in a year or two

Advice to Senior ManagementNot much to say except all the talented people leave after a year or two

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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