National Instruments Interview Questions

Updated Oct 20, 2014
Updated Oct 20, 2014
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    Electrical Engineer Interview

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    Interview Details

    The interview process was 2 on 1. They had drinks and snacks to offer. The interview was lead by the manager engineer and another engineer. It was divided into 3 parts. The first was mainly to get to know each other at a personal/professional level. The next portion of the interview were questions about experience related to work and also behavioral questions. The last part was mainly an exam where they evaluated your knowledge and problem solving skills.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Software Engineering Intern I Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at National Instruments.

    Interview Details

    It was a on-campus interview and the questions revolved about data structures like binary tree and linked list. Some of the questions are:
    1) How will search in a binary tree. I was told to write a code for this.
    2) How will you design an algorithm to implement the shuffle concept in ipod? - Tell about the seed and random concept to explain the second question.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you design an algorithm to implement the shuffle concept in ipod?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Applications Engineer Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at National Instruments.

    Interview Details

    Campus interview. Submit resume during the career fair. Get contacted for campus interview in two weeks.Then, interviewed with different engineers and questions are varied type from HW to SW.

    Interview Questions
    • Ask questions ranging from resume projects to basic circuit design MOS, embedded system, memory, computer architecture, interrupt design, state diagram, and Java coding.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Digital Hardware Engineer Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at National Instruments.

    Interview Details

    Single on campus interview.
    Talked about school project majority of the time (approximately 30 minutes).
    My project was a measurement system, which is related to NI.
    Asked 3 HR questions.
    1 technical design question.
    Overall, basic interview to assess technical level and knowledge of previous projects.

    Interview Questions
    • Black Box 1 clock 1 input, 3 outputs RGB
      design circuit inside
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, internship
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineering Intern I Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at National Instruments.

    Interview Details

    I spoke to National Instruments at my school's career fair and gave them my resume. They later contacted me for an interview. Make sure to fill out the stuff online.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked a question about sorting cards and one about a tree. You can do them in whatever language or pseudocode you are comfortable with.   Answer Question
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineering Intern I Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at National Instruments.

    Interview Details

    I applied online a few days before my university's career fair. I was emailed for an interview a couple of days later. The person who canteacted my said the interview would less on higher-level programming and more on lower-level/embedded/vhdl/etc, based on what I had on my resume. However, when I had the interview, everything I was asked had to do with higher-level stuff. I got one behavioral question about debugging a project I worked on, and one tech question on binary trees.

    Interview Questions
    • Write an algorithm to find the average of all values stored in a given binary tree.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineering Intern I Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at National Instruments.

    Interview Details

    Talked to a recruiter and dropped my resume at University career fair. Got an interview at night.
    During the interview, I was asked some behavioral questions and then we jump into a code question.

    Interview Questions
    • Wrote a class to represent a card deck. Write a function to shuffle a deck of cards to random order? What's the most efficient data structure?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineering Intern I Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at National Instruments.

    Interview Details

    I spoke with recruiters at the fall engineering expo at my university and submitted my resume (I am a sophomore). A few days later, I received an email saying I was accepted to the interview. The overall process was quite smooth and streamlined, and in the actual interview, the interviewer was very friendly and helpful. The interview itself consisted of two behavioral questions about my background, etc, followed by a rather difficult technical question.

    Interview Questions
    • The technical question that I was given had to do with implementing a function to find the arithmetic mean of all the elements in any arbitrary binary tree data structure. With where I am in my coding experience, this question was definitely more difficult than I was expecting.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineering Intern I Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at National Instruments.

    Interview Details

    The process started with the college career fair, spoke to the recruiter at the fair and submitted my resume, got the call for an interview the next day. Interview was for a software developer intern/ co- op position. It was a 1:1 interview and lasted for about 40 mins.The entire process lasted only two days

    Interview Questions
    • Asked questions about the projects that i had done previously. Asked a c programming question which I answered.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at National Instruments.

    Interview Details

    Campus Interview - Contacted the same day as career fair. Interviewers are friendly. There is really not much to a first-round interview as long as you remember you basic data structures.

    Interview Questions
    • They want you to use data structures instead of recursive approaches   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

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