National Instruments Programmer Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
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Programmer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at National Instruments (Austin, TX) in February 2015.

Interview

I met the company at the Texas Tech career fair. I was schedule for an interview the next day on campus. I was told that they would contact me within the next week. I received a call almost a week later stating they wanted to send me to Austin for the second round of interviews. In Austin, we met the team, the company, and the city.

Interview Questions

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    Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at National Instruments (Austin, TX) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Received interview call after the career fair in Feb. First on-capmus interview in March 1 week, plant visit during last week of March and offer in April 3rd week. Plant visit was an amazing experience.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were to feature on a magazine's cover page which would it be? And what will be the head line?   Answer Question
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    Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at National Instruments (Austin, TX) in March 2012.

    Interview

    I met NI through a career fair. A couple weeks later, we were asked to join in on a 1:1 campus interview. After selections were made, we were then asked to attend an on-site interview that lasted for a day.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a project that you were in charge of, what went wrong, and how did you fix it?   Answer Question
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    Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at National Instruments (College Station, TX) in March 2012.

    Interview

    First stage of the interview was an on-site programming test and behavioral interview.

    2nd round was an all day event. You get to tour their campus, meet some managers, and attend scheduled interviews. There were a total of three. They ranged from behavioral to technical. Overall a very fast-paced day. That night the team will take you out to dinner and a fun event on the town.

    Interview Questions

    • An ERD question involving relationship only to itself.   Answer Question
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    Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at National Instruments (Austin, TX) in February 2012.

    Interview

    NI came to our career fair. I turned in my resume and talked with the people. A week later I got a phone call to schedule an on campus interview.
    First we had a technical test with 30 multiple choices. Several people took the test together. It was an hour. Then I left and came back at the scheduled time for the interview. It was an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly behavior questions. One or two database design questions. Not too hard.   Answer Question
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    Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Debrecen (Hungary)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at National Instruments (Debrecen (Hungary)).

    Interview

    After 2 months, I got a call to have an english language test. Few days later, I was told to take a programmer test that took 1 hour. Not very hard, but have to keep the pace (1-2 minutes / questions).

    2 weeks later I had a personal interview with a HR and with two person related to the field I applied. The questions covered the SQL, and programming basics, and it took an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • I had to make a database scheme on a whiteboard then describe the details to the interviewers.   Answer Question
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    Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Batu Maung (Malaysia)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at National Instruments (Batu Maung (Malaysia)) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Resume filter, phone interview, on site interview, technical question ...

    Interview Questions

    • Technical questions of your area   1 Answer
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    Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at National Instruments in February 2011.

    Interview

    First phone screening for about 30 mins, if the command of English, some technical skills and confidence is there, then the onsite interviews follows ; Personality and Skill tests. If you're the one targeted they will arrange a lunch/dinner with candidates to gauge how is the behavior outside the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about the time where you had to invent/create a solution and how did you go about it?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Their method of hiring is based on skillset and personality, not interests or strengths

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    Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bayan Lepas (Malaysia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at National Instruments (Bayan Lepas (Malaysia)) in December 2010.

    Interview

    Professional, courteous and informative. Looks for a cultural fit to the company in terms of attitude, mindset and intelligence.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the company's main product?   1 Answer
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    Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at National Instruments in March 2009.

    Interview

    The recruiter worked quickly to get me set up for an interview. The first phone interview was behavioral with some pseudo-technical questions thrown in. Although my second interview had a scheduling snafu, it went fairly well. It was technical in nature.

    After the second interview, I went to Austin to have two more interviews, plus a written exam. The culture there was amazing, and the people made sure I had everything I may have needed. Everybody was friendly and exude a sense of intelligence. The recruiter did a fantastic job of helping me out as well, giving me heads up and also selling me on how NI does business.

    After all this, I was extended a verbal offer. I accepted immediately, and the recruiter informed me that I should be receiving the offer letter early the following week. Early the following week the letter never came. He called me and explained what happened and told me he would call me with a status update in a couple of days. When he finally called, he told me that Friday would be the day, and he would call me. He never did. I tried to reach him and never could until I contacted someone at NI. Finally two weeks after I verbally accepted the job offer, I was told that the offer was put on hold due to budget constraints.

    The interviewing process went beautifully. However, I don't have a good feeling about the whole process because of how the offer was handled. If you get a job offer, please make sure to get it in writing before doing anything.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you design a website that links buyers and sellers of autos?   Answer Question

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