Leave Intel for NVIDIA

Intel l|ll||lll|
Mar 7 46 Comments

Currently G8 in Folsom, SW, working in machine learning. 10 years at intel $185k TC. Possible chance to work for NVIDIA. No offer yet, but interviewed well. Remote work (aka work from home) also in AI. Would you?

I’m a family man on the fast track to being an Intel lifer. If nothing else this move could give me a market salary reset.

Anybody know how healthy the NV culture is? Is it a head-down hell hole with no WL-balance? Backstab culture? Can’t be as bureaucratic as intel!

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  • Samsung EternalACT
    DO IT AND DON'T LOOK BACK
    Mar 7 2
  • Nvidia !whe72
    Not sure if you know, there’s a company wide hiring freeze right now with no end date.

    Anyway, definitely less bureaucracy and politics compared to intel. Source: coworkers who used to work at intel.
    Mar 7 3
    • Intel l|ll||lll|
      OP
      For a company with a hiring freeze they sure are on me on flies on a turd.
      Mar 7
    • Nvidia !whe72
      I wouldn’t be surprised if the manager really wants to hire. But still its a strict freeze for now.
      Mar 7
    • Nvidia JDDr47
      If you have an offer it’s valid. But likely non negotiable
      Mar 8
  • Nvidia avpic
    I moved from Intel (I was G10), never looked back. Intel has a shitty "war of clans" culture. NV is very open and collaborative. No silos around teams. Do it and I guarantee you'll like it.
    Mar 9 11
    • Nvidia avpic
      Ic5
      Mar 11
    • Intel l|ll||lll|
      OP
      How does IC[n] map go intel grades?
      Mar 12
    • Intel qazwas
      What is baseline comp? Salary, bonus, annual RSU grant?
      Mar 12
    • Nvidia avpic
      IC5 NV is probably grade 9-10 Intel
      Mar 14
    • Intel l|ll||lll|
      OP
      G8 == ic3, G9 == ic4?
      Mar 15
  • Intel V6ene
    Where is the Nvidia team located, Santa Clara? Did you talk about scheduling visits to the main office, or will the position be remote 100% of time?
    Mar 8 3
    • Intel l|ll||lll|
      OP
      100% remote with light travel
      Mar 8
    • Intel orient
      You must be rock star in order for tuem to allow that.
      Mar 8
    • Nvidia careerrc
      It is not super uncommon at NVIDIA
      Mar 10
  • Nvidia bdei51
    Nvidia is a great company if you end up in a good team. I am happy with my team and manager. WLB can be as good or bad as you want it to be. They are very solid and still the industry leader despite lots of competition.
    Mar 7 3
    • Nvidia
      420_Blaze

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      420_Blazemore
      This. I ended up on a good team as well. I'm next to a shitty team though and I feel bad for those dudes.
      Mar 8
    • Intel l|ll||lll|
      OP
      Which team is that? What makes it shitty for them?
      Mar 8
    • Nvidia
      420_Blaze

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      420_Blazemore
      Bad manager. They came from a nepotistic tech company and brought those bad traits over
      Mar 8
  • Intel Telus
    Go for it. Intel will always you back if it goes south for any reason. They tout the gig economy and how people often need to leave to come back more valuable. Id go for it.
    Mar 8 3
    • Intel orient
      Noo. Its not that easy to come back.
      Mar 8
    • Intel l|ll||lll|
      OP
      I know a dozen people who have come back within 2 years of leaving after finding out how bad Silicon Valley qualify of life is. Retained their Bay Area TC tho 🙄
      Mar 9
    • Intel Telus
      Exactly. Me too
      Mar 9
  • New / Eng PrashG
    Stay in Nvidia.
    Become expert in team politics.
    Make your manager happy.

    You don't need to leave Nvidia.
    Mar 9 0
  • McAfee tweety27
    What’s ur base and bonus and rsu
    Mar 7 2
  • Intel orient
    No. WFH guys are laid of first. But your TC sucks. If you get much better TC, go for it. Best of luck.
    Mar 8 0
  • Nvidia zsedtre
    You will love the culture and work as long as you have good leadership.
    Mar 8 0
  • Uber jhuhj
    Why stop at Nvidia? 10 yrs ML SW you can land new gig at Google or Fb and double your TC
    Mar 7 0
  • Nvidia CBsO18
    Well let us know if you actually get extended an offer. Haven't been at intel but from what I heard, chances are better you'd prefer Nvidia than not
    Mar 7 0
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    iHtd07more
    Intel is GPTW anyday
    Mar 7 0
  • Nvidia zxasqw
    Stay away from the IPP org at Nvidia.
    Mar 13 2
  • Nvidia Phdhv
    Stay away from MODS.
    May 2 0
  • Nvidia NoWs68
    Why?
    Mar 19 0
  • Nvidia lDxR18
    Infrastructure team
    Mar 17 0