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Updated Oct 14, 2019

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  • "Low salary, all the opportunities are in Austin only(in 53 reviews)

  • "Low pay plus as an intern you will not be given that many important responsibilities(in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Software Testing Engineer"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Instruments

    Pros

    Open working enviroment and continously development opportunity.

    Cons

    The technology we used is not up-to date.

    National Instruments2017-10-06
  2. "Good management"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent career progression, decent pay, collaborative culture

    Cons

    Toxic management and high leadership turnover

    National Instruments2019-08-13
  3. Helpful (8)

    "A company going downhill"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Ample learning opportunities - Good starting point for entry level engineers - Great colleagues

    Cons

    - No room to grow - Lack of honesty/visibility from management - Office is constantly shrinking

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees! Stop making the mistake of losing top talent by forcing experienced sellers to leave

    National Instruments2018-11-17
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Application Engineer"

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    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Instruments for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to start after University

    Cons

    No real progress after a couple of years. A bit of a dead end.

    National Instruments2018-05-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    ""Fine" place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time

    Pros

    - friendly colleagues - responsibility - technology

    Cons

    - salary - bureaucracy - not much collaboration between departments nor support from management

    National Instruments2018-04-11
  6. "Great place to learn !"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work-life balance - Loads of opportunities to travel - AE role is a Good place to learn about the products & NI platform - In a sales role, you get to interact with a broad customer base working on different applications

    Cons

    - Limited exposure to customers only who are in favour of the NI platform - Off late, the management is focused on revenue growth at the expense of employee satisfaction - Opportunity to grow is subject to people leaving as not expanding too rapidly

    Advice to Management

    Take employee feedback seriously.

    National Instruments2017-11-20
  7. "Good place to start"

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    I have been working at National Instruments

    Pros

    learning free; bright cowokers; happy working environment

    Cons

    poor income, redundant mid level manager

    National Instruments2016-01-21
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Poor salary and bad management team

    Cons

    Good Technology and wide variety of clients

    Advice to Management

    respect the effect of employee

    National Instruments2015-07-11
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Worst working culture/management at NI Australia and NZ"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Commercialise advanced technologies for instrumentation. You learn a lot if you like to learn by yourself. No other pros besides this.

    Cons

    Bad management/despotic attitude from Managing Director. Racist distribution of work, most technical and sales roles to Indians and Middle Easters, easy roles to anyone else. Most technical people get trapped since they come from overseas on temporal working visas, so they can not apply for other jobs. You are more likely to get hirer there if you have a temporary work visa. Very valuable people have resigned... year after year even some managers; submissive not-bright staff remains. Arrogant attitude of managers, towards supporting sales and technical staff. No one should question them is what they think. Do not follow proper procedures defined at NI Corp. in USA. Such as not verifying customers’ accounts to provide them support. Practice to do favours to potential customers to get them buying NI products, very inefficient process, very few people buy. Incompetent marketing team members. Very inefficient for prioritising work, main management proposes non-sense projects without doing proper market research. Quite behind reaching sales targets compared to rest of NI offices around the world. Working hours 8:20 am to 6:30 pm (usually).

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    Advice to Management

    Let NI Corp. in USA review all your procedures and get a proper auditory, so proper changes to improve can take place. Otherwise you will continue loosing valuable staff, and keep building a toxic working environment.

    National Instruments2015-05-05
  10. "Relaxed culture"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, and good work life balance

    Cons

    They're still using old technologies and processes. Pay is below average.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your higher performing employees better

    National Instruments2019-10-10
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