National Instruments Benefits

3.1 out of 5 (33 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • 401K Plan

    "Choice between Traditional and Roth 401(k)" (9 comments)

  • Health Insurance

    "High deductible heath plan is pretty nice. On campus heath center makes appointments easy and less expensive." (9 comments)

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave

    "2 weeks off paternity leave out of sick time (that accumulates faster than you can use it, unless you fake sickness). Somewhat makes up for high…" (5 comments)

Benefits Summary

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  • Medium % reporting
  • Low % / No reports
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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupation Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

Employee Comments

  • Mar 23, 2015
    Current Employee in Austin, Texas

    Recently added high deductible heath plan option, which appears to be a good deal.

  • Mar 14, 2015
    Current Employee in Austin, Texas

    National Instruments matches 50% of your 401k contributions up to 3% overall; they have good healthcare coverage and have a wellness center and gym onsite. As an employee, you are encouraged to use your vacation time and to not work overly long hours; they respect your time off with family.

  • Mar 6, 2015
    Current Employee in Austin, Texas

    The on site clinic that they added a few years back is cheap and easily accessible. I do not have to spend an hour waiting to see a doctor.

  • Mar 7, 2015
    Current Employee in Austin, Texas

    Some benefits are offered to part-time employee (30 hours or more)

  • Jan 13, 2015
    Current Staff PSE in Austin, Texas

    Stock purchasing at 85% is nice, everything else is mediocre.

  • Jan 30, 2015
    Current Staff Software Engineer in Austin, Texas

    Overall it's pretty average, but it's really below average for the industry and I'm not sure why they don't add up the vacation time and provide maternity/paternity leave at a bare minimum.


    Health Insurance: None of the plans are great but they're all reasonably priced.
    Retirement: 0.5% match up to 3% total
    Disability: You get short-term disability that you can use for things like FMLA, though I don't know anyone who has come back from FMLA.


    Vacation Time: You get the bare minimum I've encountered in the industry and your accrual rate stops growing after five years.
    Sick Time: You get two weeks per year and the accrual rate never increases.
    Maternity/Paternity: Non-existent
    Dental: Non-existent...they have a plan but it's no better than just getting one on your own

  • Dec 27, 2014
    Current Mechanical Engineer in Austin, Texas

    401k matches half of your contribution up to 6%. Variety of healthcare plans to choose from. Stock purchase program is pretty favorable but the stock has a very low return.

  • Dec 22, 2014
    Current Employee in Austin, Texas

    ESPP is pretty good, 401k is not. basketball, volleyball, small gym, and full MD on site. Bonuses are always weak and calculated with a very unreasonable formula with respect to current corporate size. lots of sick time, but not much PTO - but at least they are separate *cough cough*

  • Dec 17, 2014
    Current Senior Software Engineer in Austin, Texas

    Mediocre benefits overall. Vacation time and 401k matching have always been below average. Health benefits used to be great, now they are just mediocre.

  • Dec 13, 2014
    Current Employee in Austin, Texas

    Benefits are on par with industry averages.

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