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    Employees laud the ­“accessible” and “visionary” management at this IT company, where big dreams for artificial intelligence are backed by what workers say are strong ethics and integrity. Investors are happy too: The stock tripled in 2016. “We’re on the edge of tomorrow,” says one staffer. “Why wouldn’t I want to be part of this?”

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    Company Info

    Rank last year-
    Years on list
    2
    HQ location
    Santa Clara, Calif.
    Total employees9,431
    Job openings (as of February 2017)981
    Industry
    Information Technology
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)
    $643.0 billion
    Year founded
    1993
    Type of organization
    Public
    Number of work sites13
    Websitehttp://www.nvidia.com

    Perks

    100% health coverage
    no
    Unlimited sick days
    yes
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    no
    Telecommuting
    yes
    Job sharing
    no
    Compressed work weeks
    no
    Fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Onsite medical care facility
    no
    Medical facility at all locations
    no
    Onsite childcare
    no
    Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
    yes
    Sick days for part-timers
    yes
    Health insurance for part-timers
    yes
    PTO for volunteering
    yes
    College tuition reimbursement
    yes

    Diversity

    % Women17%
    % Minorities56%
    % African-American/Black1%
    % Asian51%
    % Caucasian/White43%
    % Hispanic/Latino3%
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    <1%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    <1%
    % Two or more races
    <1%
    % Unknown ethnicity
    <1%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO100,000
    Total PTO after 5 years
    Unlimited
    # Sick days
    Unlimited
    Max hours PTO for volunteering-
    General PTO for part-timers-
    # Sick days for part-timers-

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Confidential
    Avg. base pay (salaried)-
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    Confidential
    Avg. base pay (hourly)-
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
    Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
    Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time job growth %3%
    # of job applicants120,000
    Avg. # of applicants per opening120
    FT voluntary turnover6%
    Jobs filled internally50
    % Jobs filled by referral22
    # New graduates hired102
    Avg. college tuition reimbursed-

    Training

    Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)5
    Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)5