The past year was an exciting time to work for NVIDIA. Super phones and mobile devices using our Tegra 2 processor were the hit of the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. Three of the world’s five most powerful supercomputers, as featured in the latest edition of the Top500 list, used NVIDIA technology. And we shipped our one-billionth GeForce processor.
Through their talent, commitment and performance, our employees make possible the technology that powers the world’s most inspiring devices. Our peoples strive to exceed customer expectations, whether the individual is a gamer working to get to the next level or a researcher working to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery. We pride ourselves on a dynamic, high-performance culture where individual contributions are recognized and where employees are motivated to achieve.
Our desire to innovate and lead the fast-changing technology industry requires great people. At NVIDIA, we recognize our employees as a competitive advantage and value and support them accordingly.
We look to recruit and retain the industry’s best, offer competitive compensation and recognition for performance, incubate great talent through internship and university partnerships, and support our workforce with outstanding opportunities and benefits. We’re committed to diversity in our workplace and work continuously with our suppliers and partners to ensure they adhere to our standards, as well as those of the international community.
At the end of 2011, we employed 6,029 people in 18 countries around the world. Globally, 85 percent of our workforce is comprised of regular employees, 14 percent are contractors and about 1 percent are interns.
In the U.S., 80 percent of our workforce are regular employees. Outside the U.S., the figure is 92 percent.
Employee Type by Region