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Updated 17 Jul 2019

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Alex Davern
186 Ratings
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  • "Career opportunities are very limited in offices other than Austin(in 51 reviews)

  • "Low pay plus as an intern you will not be given that many important responsibilities(in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Software Testing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    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. 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
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Application Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    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
  4. 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
  5. "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
  6. "Good place to start"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      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
    • 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
    • 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...

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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
    • "Great Company to work for"

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      Former Employee - Vice President Product Management in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at National Instruments full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Great company culture, engaging job, excellent working environment

      Cons

      The company is in a major evolution

      Advice to Management

      Stay the course

      National Instruments2019-07-15
    • "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Accountant 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at National Instruments full-time

      Pros

      Work-life balance! Working hours are always fun with helpful and supportive colleagues.

      Cons

      Not much career opportunities given.

      National Instruments2019-07-11
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