At NVIDIA, 93 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 919 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.44. It was published on Sep 12, 2016. 16923 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
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 the 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 US Sites: 13
Major Locations: Westford, Massachusetts; Durham, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; Beaverton, Oregon; Redmond, Washington US Employees: 4,882
US Revenues: $643 million Worldwide Revenues: $5,010 million
Employees Worldwide: 9,431 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: NVDA Founded: 1993

Project Inspire draws 1,500 employees and their families each year in our Santa Clara office.

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 $60 each for under $20, thanks to the discount. In the latest six-month period of 2016, the plan delivered more than $55 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.


90% Company-paid health coverage for employees (Employees enrolled in the HSA plan) 90% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (Employees 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


  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Restricted stock units to employees
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Long-term care insurance to employees


  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Banking
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • Dry cleaning
  • Subsidized public transportation
Enthusiastic NVPride members marching in San Francisco’s legendary Pride Parade.


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


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option


110 days Job-protected maternity leave110 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
110 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave
60 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)45 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
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
  • Elder care resources


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Skin cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (only at headquarters)

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$6,010,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $564,563 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


  • Chief Administrative Officer is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs 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
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender reassignment surgery

Executive Diversity

NVIDIANs in full colors for Bike2Work Day, after pedaling 40 miles from San Francisco to Santa Clara.


These NVIDIANs engaged in our Room Escape team-building event wore costumes inspired by the Disney film Inside Out.

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 the body of work they’ve created. 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. 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 at a rapid pace 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

619 Job openings forecast for coming year 3% Job Growth
120 Average applicants per opening 120,000 Applications received
669 Positions filled in past year 22% New hires by employee referrals
245 New positions created 50 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 102 New graduates hired
6% 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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