NVIDIA Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated 10 September 2014
Updated 10 September 2014
677 Reviews
3.8
677 Reviews
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NVIDIA Co-Founder, President, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cutting edge technology exposure, respect to individual, pay master (in 56 reviews)

  • Open door policy, lots of opportunities for interaction with many very smart people (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • Workloads can be too much for one person which leads to less of a work/life balance (in 75 reviews)

  • Overworked; no work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    good

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at NVIDIA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good company for ambitious people

    Cons

    management is not all that great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Smart company with friendly people

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

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

    Pros

    You have the chance to interact a high-end technology and a group of people with all kinds of creativity. Great company to work with.

    Cons

    Not very much cons that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice place to work

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Technologies, and very fast to move towards next step and future technology.
    Managers are nice and reasonable.

    Cons

    Not so many documents for developers, and need to spend some time to find a correct person to ask.
    Sometimes, engineers are too busy so cannot answer quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better to have documents for all tasks. Saw many people work more than the regular hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Company culture encourages honesty and communication. There are lots of great talent to learn from. There is a 20 word minimum in this box.

    Cons

    There is a 20 word minimum in this box. There is a 20 word minimum in this box. There is a 20 word minimum in this box.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, great products!

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

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

    Pros

    Super smart and talented employees, some of the best people I've ever worked with. Extremely dynamic environment. You'll never be bored.

    Cons

    Dynamic environment can also be tough. Lots of moving parts and decisions change quickly. If you're someone that likes a lot of structure this might not be a good place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in leaders and build a strong bench.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    CEO does not accept advice

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation is fairly good, great projects to work on, employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Entire middle management spends too much time being afraid of upper management. Ideas are crushed.
    Executive management is old, rich, and weary and just says "yes sir" to CEO.
    Employees build great products that management spends no marketing on to tell people about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees that are hungry to make success. Don't hide behind "we will succeed together and fail together" policy. Try ideas from people.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed bag

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    Current Employee - Senior IT  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior IT in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great technical talent to work with.

    Cons

    Chaos, management still acts like it is a startup. No direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together. Quit spinning the wheel and hoping that the right number will come up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the best companies in the valley to work for. They work on bleeding edge technologies.

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

    I have been working at NVIDIA for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nvidia is willing to take risks to position itself into future markets. They are good in learning from their mistakes.

    Cons

    We work on high end products and sometimes get bad press on the direction we are taking. This results in lower stock prices than many of us feel we should be at while working in the valley.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Love NVIDIA

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    Current Employee - Sharepoint Developer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sharepoint Developer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at NVIDIA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people and great Team

    Cons

    There's no cons I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very attractive company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    In NVIDIA, you never think you are alone, peoples working here always help each and provide enough support. I like the company culture.

    Cons

    Not like facebook and other big company, the lunch is not free here, although the dinner is very cheap, you just pay 1 dollar for the first food box.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest the manager to encourage the employees to attend meetings and make the reimbursement as well as possible as they can.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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