At NVIDIA we take great pride in our corporate culture. It’s an area in which we typically receive high marks in our annual employee survey, with 86% of employees telling us they feel proud to work at NVIDIA.
We define our corporate culture by five core values that apply to everything we do. They are: willingness to take risks, striving for excellence, intellectual honesty, directness, and making a contribution.
These values are felt directly in the workplace. Our core values create an atmosphere free of politics, where individual contributions are respected. We value open and direct person-to-person communication. And our commitment to intellectual honesty means that we can have candid conversations, recognize our mistakes and learn from them.
Integrity is at the bedrock of our culture. We expect each individual to operate at the highest ethical standard, placing the interest of the company first, colleagues second and himself third.
Our professional relationships are guided by a set of standards we call Our Code
. These principles govern how we act toward customers, competitors, partners, vendors, government regulators, stockholders and fellow employees, as well as the community at large. We believe that these standards have driven our past success and will help determine our future.
Supporting fellow employees at an NVIDIA event.
Our global employee survey is a key means for us to understand and learn about areas where we can improve. Our 2011 survey returned a response rate of 95 percent, compared with an industry average of 84 percent. In 2010, we decided to change the survey timing to every 18 months from every year, so that we have adequate time to implement the changes employees want to see. Among the highest ranking attributes identified in this year’s survey were engagement and motivation. Areas with lower scores include infrastructure and tools.
Global Annual Survey Responses