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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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Electrical Engineer Intern Interview

Electrical Engineer Intern
Austin, TX

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

Interview Details – Find that job opportunity via Career Fair, then is an on-campus interview, after that will decide whether to give an offer or not.

Interview Question – Only behavior question like why choose NI, or the problem when you doing project, since the two interviewers are not majoring in Electrical Engineer.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

Interviewed at National Instruments

Interview Details – The entire process took about three weeks. I first spoke with them at the career fair, then had to fill out an online application. Within a week, I was informed that I was selected for an interview that would take place the following week. About a week after that, I was contacted with the results of my interview.

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Analog Designer (New Grad) Interview

Analog Designer (New Grad)
College Station, TX

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

Interview Details – Applied through university career center website. Got the interview a week after, and the feedback came back one week after interview

Interview Question – Explain the projects I did in the past and a few simple technical questions   Answer Question

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Accounting Manager Interview

Accounting Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at National Instruments in July 2010.

Interview Details – Overall, the interview process was very through and pleasant. The accounting team has been with the company for a while, and they know the company inside and out. I was contacted by a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks total. I met with a total of 6 people, which included the CFO.

Interview Question – Explain the reason for the job changes   Answer Question

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Digital Hardware Engineer Interview

Digital Hardware Engineer
Austin, TX

I applied through college or university - interviewed at National Instruments in October 2013.

Interview Details – The hiring managers were very nice. The first couple of question were regarding my work experience listed in my resume. Next, they asked several question about my social skills like working in team, decision making, and problem solving skills. Last, I had technical question about light traffic. They wanted to see flowchart of the light traffic, and its possible design in hardware.

Interview Question – The questions were decent. They tried to make you relax   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

Interviewed at National Instruments

Interview Details – On campus interview followed by onsite interview

Interview Question – All standard questions.   Answer Question

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Hardware Engineer Interview

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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Software Engineering Intern I Interview

Software Engineering Intern I

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

Interview Details – Interviewed at my college campus, met with the recruiter during a career fair and got the interview two weeks later. Took about 30 minutes, interviewer was friendly. Asked questions about why I was interested in working for NI, and what experiences I have had that would relate to the internship I was applying for. Ended with a technical question.

Interview Question – Question was on the complexity of an algorithm that randomly shuffled a typical deck of cards.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Intern Interview

Software Engineer Intern

Interviewed at National Instruments

Interview Details – Standard procedure. Few behavioral questions and a couple of technical questions on linked lists, BST and arrays.

Interview Question – There was this question on shuffling a deck of cards. I was asked why the array length decreases at each iteration.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Intern Interview

Software Engineer Intern
Berkeley, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at National Instruments.

Interview Details – One phone screen and an onsite. For phone screen, asked about projects and a basic data structures question for sorts. For onsite, asked me to draw a block diagram of how I would record our conversation and store in a flash drive plus an easy coding question. Interviewed with a Staff engineer and Manager. It was a fun interview overall.

Interview Question – Write one of Maxwell's Equations on the white board. Didn't see this coming at all but the Manager was just seeing if I saw things from an engineer's perspective or a physicist's perspective. Was just a fun time.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None

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