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Great people, open, relaxed, friendly, strong company culture, management is very open and communicative.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

I have been working at National Instruments

Pros

The first thing that i like about National Instruments is how friendly and open everyone is. NI hires 100-200 young graduates every year into &D and its ELP program and so there are many young people at work. NI has a strong company culture that rewards creativity and hardwork. However, you certainly have to set yourself apart from the crowd to get noticed. People that make their mark are given swift promotions and lot of responsibility. People who cannot fit into this system tend to quit early.

NI has many layers of management but there seems to be very little bureaucracy. Most managers are very approachable and open. Upper management makes a lot of effort to communicate business decisions and the company's financial condition to all employees on a regular basis. In general, employees trust them to make good decisions.

Cons

Compensation seems to be lower than comparable jobs at other companies. However, this is offset somewhat by a good benefits package and a lot of job security. During the 2009 economic downturn, all employees took a 5% paycut (and the management team took a 10% paycut), to avoid layoffs.

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    Its a great place to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at National Instruments

    Pros

    Large responsibilities are entrusted at a very young age.
    Encourage creativity.

    Cons

    Growth path isnt entirely clear.

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    Decent start as a fresher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at National Instruments

    Pros

    Offers a good salary package for freshers. Relaxed work environment with flat hierarchy. Senior technical staff is very supportive in most of the teams. Since the Bangalore group has a lot of young crowd, it will be a very good experience particularly for freshers.

    Cons

    This view is for Bangalore group in particular. The middle management in Bangalore team sucks to the core. Managers are not technically capable of comprehending what their team is doing. The tug of war between the Bangalore team and SE team in Austin for who does what keeps going on leaving the engineers jobless at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is necessary to figure out who does what. Bangalore team and Austin team. Losing key people at key times will continue to cost you. It is the time to think about company interests rather than getting involved with cheap politics.

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