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Updated 23 January 2015
Updated 23 January 2015
674 Reviews
3.6
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National Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO James J. Truchard
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relaxed working environment and good work/life balance; stable employment outlook (in 97 reviews)

  • The people are generally brilliant and the work environment is healthy (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • Although the work/life balance was in general, sometimes the work could take over (in 14 reviews)

  • Organizational structure and consensus culture are huge roadblocks in the decision making process (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Mechanical Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Instruments

    Pros

    A best place to work
    Work-life balance
    Flexible working time

    Cons

    No cons at this moment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company, great people, great experience.

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    Former Employee - Applications (ELP) Engineer in Newbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Applications (ELP) Engineer in Newbury, England (UK)

    I worked at National Instruments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    All employees are genuinely approachable and friendly, there's a great company culture, and a feeling of community.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can become a little routine, but this is probably the case with any job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is generally friendly and nice, however there can sometimes be a feeling that more transparency in decision making might be good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Analog Intern C series

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    Former Employee - Analog Hardware Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Analog Hardware Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at National Instruments as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good engineering practices and work nice culture

    Cons

    Low pay. Need to pay more to attract talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you want to attract talent increase compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great to gain experience and industry insight

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Engineer

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment and work life balance.

    Great exposure to industry applications

    Investment in sales tools is always a priority

    Cons

    Salary is on the lower side of the scale, specially in branches outside US, they ask for the best and brightest, expect performance as top notch executives but payment is dissapointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you were able to invest in the persons that work for you, must likely your business will grow faster. Shame is the least you invest the least effort people will put down to the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    staff hardware engineer

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    Current Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great working environment, convenient work location

    Cons

    poor management stability. Low in salary :)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Strong culture and team environment, great place to start a career

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Sales Engineer

    I worked at National Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture, lots of fun activities outside of work
    Excellent training program for folks right out of college
    Good career paths into engineering, marketing or sales

    Cons

    This has been many years since I worked there, but the pay was geared towards individuals right out of college, so it was not as high for more experienced individuals
    As NI grew, it lost some of its character and culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think overall, NI has/had good leadership and is doing a lot of good things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Market Research Analyst Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Instruments

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in! The company is very team-centric and supports initiative and education.

    Cons

    As an intern, I wasn't with the company long enough to identify any issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great, smart people to work with. Culture of innovation. Focus on career growth and training. Good health benefits.

    Cons

    Medium sized company growing into large company causes growing pains

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Software Engineer, Intern at NI

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer, Intern in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer, Intern in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at National Instruments as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Being an intern here was great. There is an entire structured intern program including training, intermediate evaluation and feedback sessions with a supervisor, and an exit interview. There is even an Intern Day. The work is interesting and challenging if this domain of work interests you. You work as part of a fully functioning software team which provides very valuable experience.

    Cons

    Getting into and out of a significant software project in just 3 months is difficult. Transitioning from small school projects to large software systems is a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure training covers relevant material. The intern training felt like a blanket training and most of what I learned I never used throughout my internship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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