Evaluating Nvidia offer, returning intern

ClearMotion bonrj
Sep 11 17 Comments

148k base/$15k signing/$108k RSU over 4 years
3 yoe
Title: Systems software engineer IC2
Location: Santa Clara, CA

I'm graduating in May with my Master's in computer engineering, with a focus on computer security. Prior to graduate school, I worked full time as an embedded software engineer for 2 years. I've also done 1 year total of various internships in the field. I interned at Nvidia this past summer.

I'm inclined to negotiate for a higher base salary, and possibly for a change of title to IC3.


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TOP 17 Comments
  • NVIDIA onlybetter
    Not bad, Jesus they are paying near interns more than real employees now
    Sep 11 1
    • NVIDIA odysse
      Yep, someone recently just got an offer that is 20% better than what I get after a couple of years here.
      I don't understand the logic
      Sep 12
  • NVIDIA odysse
    Sorry, your offer sucks compared to other returning interns (and I know of quite a few). Don't listen to these people, push for IC3. They'll offer 160k base and about 900-1000 NSUs. They will NOT change sign on, so forget that. Oh and then they'll stop negotiating after 160k if you don't have a competing offer.

    You're welcome
    Sep 12 8
    • NVIDIA RTXoff
      Phd interns?
      Sep 16
    • NVIDIA odysse
      One PhD one masters
      Sep 16
    • NVIDIA RTXoff
      Damn. Even if I quit and rejoin, 1 level below at ic3 it is more than my current tc
      Sep 16
    • NVIDIA odysse
      That makes two of us. Btw both were SW
      Sep 16
    • NVIDIA lDxR18
      I am in software as well! Until I saw your post I was relatively happy 😅
      Sep 16
  • NVIDIA / Product coolpm
    Solid offer by NVIDIA standards, though sign on could be higher.
    Sep 11 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Secratriat
    You can definitely try to negotiate, but it is a pretty good offer. Even base is pretty high already
    Sep 11 0
  • Orbital Insight 3 1415926
    I’d go all out for IC3
    Sep 11 0
  • Microsoft / Sales 3rdcoasty
    Good start I would think, since your YOE is relatively low. I say do it.
    Sep 11 0
  • NVIDIA DrmE94
    Is the bonus still sign on + anniversary or just sign on now?
    Sep 11 0
  • NVIDIA / Eng DK1636
    I joined about 1.5yrs ago @ IC3.
    After negotiation, base was 145k, bonus $30k, $30k stock. Your offer looks great for IC2!
    Sep 11 0


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