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Updated Feb 26, 2014
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Interviewed at National Instruments

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

Interview Question – In-phase and Quadrature component   Answer Question


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Hardware Engineer
Austin, TX

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

Interview Details – Applied through school and interviewed on campus.

Interview Question – Nothing too difficult   Answer Question


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Hardware Engineer
Austin, TX

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Transient responses of hypothetical R-L-C circuit combinations.   Answer Question


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Hardware Engineer

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – A sequence generator   View Answer


No Offer

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Hardware Engineer Interview

Hardware Engineer

Interviewed at National Instruments

Interview Details – Just a campus interview

Interview Question – 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
Austin, TX

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – What the most nasty bug have you ever dealt with   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Hardware Engineer
Austin, TX

I applied through college or university and 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.


No Offer

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Hardware Engineering
Austin, TX

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 Question – Plot the transient response of a RLC circuit   View Answer


Declined Offer

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Hardware Engineer
Minneapolis, MN

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Nothing much really. They re looking for undergrad intern so it's not that hard.   Answer Question


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Hardware Engineer
Austin, TX

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Design a system that records our current conversation and sends it to the HR department.   View Answers (2)

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