At NVIDIA, 94 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1004 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.35. It was published on Sep 8, 2017. 40080 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
Management is competent at running the business.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.

What They Do

We asked NVIDIA to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

NVIDIA is building one of the world’s great artificial intelligence companies. From our roots in computer graphics, we now provide GPU-accelerated computing to gamers, designers and scientists creating amazing experiences in VR, deep learning, professional visualization and autonomous cars.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Santa Clara, California, 95050 US Sites: 15
Major Locations: Westford, Massachusetts; Durham, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; Beaverton, Oregon; Redmond, Washington US Employees: 5,658
US Revenues: $904 million Worldwide Revenues: $6,910 million
Employees Worldwide: 10,771 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: NVDA Founded: 1993

NVIDIA’s Creative team works through the latest draft of a new website.

Perks and Programs

We asked NVIDIA to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Parental Leave: Growing your family is one of life’s great thrills, but it’s not always easy. NVIDIA has one of the nation’s most generous parental leave policies to give new parents more time to bond with their baby and settle into their new life together. Birth mothers can take up to 22 weeks of fully paid leave. Fathers, adoptive mothers and foster parents can take up to 12 fully paid weeks. To help weave together family and work after they return, there’s another eight weeks of flex time – when they can choose their working hours and work from home.
  • Project Inspire: NVIDIANs and their families come together at yearend for Project Inspire, our holiday party with a purpose. We volunteer together to transform a local school or community facility – building outdoor classrooms, outfitting computer labs, painting murals and more. It’s a mix of hard work, a sharing spirit and great catering. Last year, we held a dozen Project Inspire events worldwide, donating nearly $900,000 of equipment, labor and other resources to help our local communities.
  • Stanford Health Navigator: Few benefits save lives the way Stanford Health Navigator does. Thanks to our partnership with Stanford Medicine, enabled by a $25 million donation to its new hospital, NVIDIANs and their families receive live support to coordinate care for complex health issues with Stanford specialists. This saves critical time and reduces the stress of handling complicated healthcare provider systems around the world. Outside the Bay Area, the program extends to specialists at centers like the Cleveland Clinic and Mass General Hospital. Additionally, medical librarians will compile background on specific conditions. The program also provides exclusive, live webinars on important health issues like skin cancer, concussions, dealing with stress and healthy eating.
  • Unlimited Vacation Time: We’re adults at NVIDIA, and we trust each other. So we have a policy that lets employees take as much vacation time as they need. This helps employees blend their work and personal lives in a way that works for them. Employees can take a break when they need to without worrying about accruing hours every pay period and building a vacation bank to take time off. If you feel you need time away to look after an unanticipated personal matter, you can do so.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan: There’s a reason 90 percent of NVIDIA employees are enrolled in our stock purchase plan — it’s one of the best in the industry. Employees can contribute up to 10 percent of their paycheck to $25,000 annually. At the end of each six-month purchase period, contributions buy NVIDIA stock at a 15% discount from either NVIDIA’s stock price at the beginning of the 24-month offering period or the price at the end of the six-month purchase period, whichever is lower. This lets everyone share in the growth of our stock. Currently, most NVIDIANs enrolled in the plan are buying shares worth more than $160 each for under $20, thanks to the discount. In the latest six-month period of 2017, the plan delivered nearly $335 million in value to our employees.
  • NVPride: Our LGBT community interest group, NVPride, has helped make us a better, more inclusive company. The group encouraged us to expand insurance coverage for same-sex couples and for transgender healthcare and surgery. It’s helped raise awareness of issues that LGBT individuals face. And it’s helped lead our participation in the legendary San Francisco Pride parade, where we all stand side by side supporting one another’s equality.
  • NVIDIA Women in Technology: NVIDIA Women in Technology has a series of programs that make it easier for women to achieve their professional goals. It also helps participants upgrade skills, boost their networks and gain insights. Recent WIT events have featured speakers like Persis Drell, dean of Stanford University’s School of Engineering; Dawn Hudson, chief marketing officer of the National Football League; and a panel of four NVIDIANs speaking about integrating their work and family lives. And it hosts special events, like a gathering where our record number of female interns heard from our CFO, Colette Kress.
  • Crossover Health: Feeling sick at work or taking time off to see a doctor is never convenient. To ease the process, NVIDIA partnered with Crossover Health to build a state-of-the-art, private health center less than a mile from our headquarters. Crossover provides an alternative way to get affordable, high-quality, convenient healthcare. Services are available to employees and their dependents age 18 and older. Crossover is also available for urgent care needs for all NVIDIANs visiting our Silicon Valley offices on business. The center offers VIP access to a highly skilled team of physicians, nurses, specialists, and coaches who deliver complete, concierge-style healthcare services. Services include primary and urgent care, behavioral health, physical and massage therapy, vision services, acupuncture, and chiropractic care.
  • Concierge: Running errands after work takes time away from employees who’d rather be enjoying family and friends and pursuing their interests. That’s why we have a personal concierge service, which can tear through everyday tasks like shopping, auto services, and party planning. Best of all, it’s free. Employees only pay for the items or services purchased on their behalf.
  • Employee Assistance Program: We take great care to ensure our employees and their families have the very best medical care that is both convenient and affordable. This includes mental health. To help employees take charge of difficult situations that may arise, NVIDIA offers simple, accessible resources to work through issues. Our EAP provides professional, private, and confidential services through a network of qualified counselors and resources, as well as online tools and support. We also have an onsite counselor at our Silicon Valley headquarters who employees can meet with.


$4000 Maximum match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution90% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for those enrolled in the HSA plan.)
90% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for those enrolled in the HSA plan.) 90% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $5,250 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
$30,000 Student loan debt repayment


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Restricted stock units
Members of NVIDIA’s Women in Technology group network at an internal event.


Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (83% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (personal concierge service, massage therapy, mailing/packaging services, discount ticket sales, fitness classes, free beverages, free popcorn, subsidized lunch, on-demand gas delivery, vehicle maintenance, car washes, dry cleaning, banking, subsidized public transportation, Cigna representative to answer questions, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, both Kaiser and Onsite Dental mobile clinics, mobile haircut unit, and onsite EAP.)


110 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 110 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
74 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
60 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*55 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$10,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
60 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

2,080 hours Paid time off to volunteer $8,320,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
$692,591 Total company-matched employee donations in last year Director, Environmental Health & Safety Leads environmental impact team
Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees
  • 6 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Teams come together for NVIDIA’s annual Project Inspire volunteer event, our holiday party with a purpose.


NVIDIA engineers working together on our latest graphics processing unit.

How to Get Hired

We asked NVIDIA for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We create complex products that no one else can, and we do so with great speed. But we’re not just looking for the industry’s brightest individuals. We’re looking for those who want to come here to do their life’s work – people who bring pride and passion, determination and drive to their work. If a person sees a tough project or roadblock as an opportunity to challenge themselves, and they’re ready to brainstorm their way through an issue, then they may be a perfect match for our company.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We’re looking for talented people at the top of their game. When we interview candidates, we ask questions that will give us insight into their body of work. Challenging projects that were executed with skill and determination show us that the individual has a passion for the craft.

Success stories are not all we look for when we are hiring. We also like to ask about past failures, and what the candidate learned from them. Innovation happens when we learn from our mistakes, so we value those who can turn failure into an opportunity to excel in the future.  

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

NVIDIA is at the forefront of the revolution in artificial intelligence that’s sweeping across many industries. We’re also pushing deeply into virtual reality and self-driving cars and beyond. We’re focused on building our talent in these areas. But we strive to reach as many people as we can, as quickly as we can, with our technologies and products. This means we’re looking for innovative people who can move rapidly and be comfortable making adjustments along the way.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Hiring bright, talented people who want to make a difference with their work is one of our top priorities. We search the world over for them. Interested candidates should check out career opportunities on our website.

Growing and nurturing relationships with potential employees is important to us, so we frequently attend career fairs and recruit at college campuses. Employee referrals are also very valuable for us, so candidates should reach out to anyone they know who works at NVIDIA.  

hiring Outlook

16% Job Growth 39 Average applicants per opening
56,573 Total job applicants 24% New hires by employee referrals
178 Recent graduates hired 4% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
4% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.


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