Nvidia Target Bonus

Uber Gmie27
Mar 26, 2018 40 Comments

I recently got an offer from nVidia as system software engineer. The recruiter says there is a target bonus of 20%. Seems higher than other offers. Is it common to get full bonus?

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  • Nvidia nvsmartpm
    No annual bonus at Nvidia afaik.
    Mar 26, 2018 3
    • Uber Gmie27
      OP
      Really? For all roles?
      Mar 26, 2018
    • Correct. No Bonuses that I know of either
      Mar 27, 2018
    • Nvidia doubletake
      No cash bonus. NVIDIA perf rewards are quite dismal.
      Your work your ass off, make big impact - you get 3% salary bump, and 10K in stock.
      Apr 14, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng Shampain
    It's zero
    Mar 26, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Data
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    hellogoodmore
    Zero bonus and no 401k and of course long hours and free dinner after 8
    Mar 26, 2018 3
    • Nvidia SomeGrunt
      Bonus part is right, but everything else you mention is off
      Mar 26, 2018
    • Nvidia zVEC05
      Yeah NVidia has had the best Work/Life balance of any company I've worked at.
      Mar 26, 2018
    • Nvidia qwerk
      Hours can be long depending on the team you work in or with.
      Mar 26, 2018
  • Nvidia / Eng rUkI70
    Zero bonus, $6000 401k match, $5 off dinner after 7 pm
    Mar 26, 2018 2
    • Pure Storage / Eng Leetcode99
      5$ off, that’s it?
      Mar 26, 2018
    • Nvidia HHIh52
      5$ off makes most food 1-2$
      Mar 27, 2018
  • Nvidia IAMAI
    Before 2018, they offered a automatic salary increase of 3% if you are a full contributor. (That was your bonus) if you were a top contributor, you could receive up to 7%. This was your additional bonus based on if your manager selected you to have this.

    Starting 2018, instead of the auto 3% salary increase, you now get RSU if you’re full contributor. You could still get a salary increase if you’re a top contributor. If you’re the weak link and under performing you don’t get either. I’ve been here for 5 years. This is for ic3
    Apr 13, 2018 1
    • AMD WPQl11
      If you don’t mind, can you share your pay?
      Nov 15, 2018
  • Nvidia / Eng rUkI70
    I joined Nvidia last december and my recruitet made it clear that we do not give out "cash" performance bonuse.
    Apr 15, 2018 0
  • Nvidia / Eng niNO
    There are no bonus at Nvidia and rsu are peanuts l.
    Mar 26, 2018 0
  • Nvidia zVEC05
    "Bonus" is stock. I've gotten 30-40%. So not bad, especially with the stock skyrocketing it becomes more like 100%+.
    Mar 26, 2018 5
    • Apple a1z2x3c4
      That’s pretty good (as you said with 10X growth of NVidia stock in 2 years). During my time RSUs were peanuts and stock was flat. ESPP was there though.
      Mar 26, 2018
    • Nvidia nvsmartpm
      There is a difference between bonus and stock refresher 😀
      Mar 26, 2018
    • Nvidia qwerk
      Yeah bonus != stock refresh. Many companies offer both
      Mar 26, 2018
    • Nvidia doubletake
      Stock can also drop in value. Especially risky now when it's high. But management always counts like its going upwards, and gives it with such fanfare is not even funny.
      Apr 14, 2018
    • Nvidia nvsmartpm
      Yeah, nvidia stock valuation is under question and lots of discussion these days around it, hope it continues to grow for at least next few years 😜
      Apr 14, 2018
  • Dell Stfu3641
    NVidia doesn’t offer 401k?
    Mar 26, 2018 2
    • Nvidia SomeGrunt
      They have a 6k match
      Mar 26, 2018
    • Nvidia zVEC05
      + AT contributions w/Roth Conversion. $1:$1 match for that $6K.
      Mar 26, 2018
  • Nvidia SomeGrunt
    There is no annual bonus. Perhaps they were referring to something else?
    Mar 26, 2018 1
    • Nvidia / Eng rUkI70
      Maybe stock refresher
      Mar 26, 2018
  • Nvidia / Other 🔨⏰
    No match afaik, they let you put money into a 401k but its just your money
    Mar 26, 2018 1
    • False. What are you taking about? They match up to $6k
      Mar 27, 2018
  • Nvidia nvsmartpm
    OP, were you able to confirm from the recruiter that this 20% is actually an annual performance bonus and is not stock refresher or anniversary bonus or base increments? Looks like none of the current employees commented here receive one.
    Apr 14, 2018 0
  • Nvidia qwerk
    Maybe they are adding bonuses? But right now there is no target bonus for engineers so you should question this recruiter a bit more
    Mar 26, 2018 0
  • Nvidia Kof65Gq
    Years ago there was no 401k match. Now it is $6k match per year.

    There are no bonuses at the IC4 level. Only RSU and ESPP.
    Mar 26, 2018 0
  • Cisco archvile
    What level,base, stock you got and how many years of experience you have?
    Mar 26, 2018 5
    • Uber Gmie27
      OP
      IC4, 3yrs of exp.
      Mar 26, 2018
    • Nvidia / Eng Rtyup
      There is no annual bonus for IC4. They do provide RSU refreshers though. Amd IC4 for 3 yrs exp is really good
      Mar 26, 2018
    • Uber vertina
      How is the refresher working? When, how much, decided by who, how frequent, etc
      Mar 27, 2018
    • Nvidia / Eng Rtyup
      Once a year decided by the management
      Mar 27, 2018
    • Uber vertina
      Thanks, when does it happen, what range is it for ic5?
      Mar 27, 2018
  • Apple a1z2x3c4
    0 target bonus but that was a while back. If I remember correctly during my time there was no 401K match either. Maybe 401K match happened in last 5-6 years.
    Mar 26, 2018 1
    • Nvidia qwerk
      Yes the 401k match only started a few years ago
      Mar 26, 2018

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