National Instruments Hardware Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

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Hardware Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Interview Details

Applied on campus and get the interview two days later.
Most questions are team behavior problems and technical problems are easy

Interview Questions
No Offer

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at National Instruments in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through school and interviewed on campus.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at National Instruments.

    Interview Details

    First interview was on univerisity campus. Basic questions on my masters' project. Onsite interview was with three teams. Each team spent a lot of time quizzing me about the projects I had done during my undergrad and masters'. Questions on transistors and sensors.

    Interview Questions
    • Transient responses of hypothetical R-L-C circuit combinations.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at National Instruments in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    At the Career Fair, he Asked some basic questions and talked about my previous projects before my on campus interview. On campus interview followed.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Just a campus interview

    Interview Questions
    • Draw a state machine and circuit diagram of a counter that toggles between 3 numbers   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at National Instruments in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    At the very beginning of the interview, the recruiter confirmed personal information with you. Then he asked questions about projects listed on resume and asked you to explain in detail. He also asked me what difficulties I have ever met in debugging or doing project. Then he asked one question about FSM.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at National Instruments in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    I had 5 technical interviews with several different groups at NI. I was able to rate which group I thought I would fit in the best with. I had a host that walked me to each interview and took me to lunch. Keep in mind that anytime you are around a group of other candidates you are being watched. NI wants social, interesting people that are smart and will fit in well with the NI culture.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you overcame a challenge.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time that you worked in a team that had a difficult team member.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Show the hiring manager your competitive offer to strengthen your case for increased pay, but don't be surprised when the number doesn't budge much. NI will not pay you as much or more than its competitors.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Hardware Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at National Instruments in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Got selected for an on-site interview after on-campus interview. There were three interviews in one day in Austin, all of them very technical. It seemed that they kept asking questions that made the original problem progressively harder, until they inevitably get you with some detail you can't remember... Overall, though, I think they were very professional and took care of the details of my trip to their HQ.

    Interview Questions
    • Plot the transient response of a RLC circuit   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at National Instruments in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by a NI staff, three or four behavioral questions. Since I'm going for HardW eng, he then asked me two questions on basic circuit components and theory.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing much really. They re looking for undergrad intern so it's not that hard.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at National Instruments in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    A one hour interview with two people. One person began the interview by asking behavioral questions for about 15 minutes, including areas of interests etc. Next I got asked two technical questions by the other person. Overall the interviewing experience was quite good. Everytime I got stuck with the questions, I was guided in the right general directions without giving me too much, and I got clear, honest answers to the questions I asked them regarding NI's future, what i am to expect etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Design a system that records our current conversation and sends it to the HR department.   View Answers (2)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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