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    They trained me too well. 3 years later everyone is willing to pay me more than NI.

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Austin, TX

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    Great place to learn and work with talented people. They invest heavily on your training. Management is friendly and smart. Decent site in Austin. NI week is very enjoyable for employees.


    They claim to hire only the best an brigtest. They hire above average performers, but they pay below average salaries. NI invests very cautiosly, you'll never see growth higher than 20% YoY, bonus will be small. If you work harder than everyone you won't get any rewards. Half of the skills you learn are non transferable.

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    Pay above average salaries. Let R&D work closer with customers. Stop worrying about stability and start investing more aggressively where it makes sense.

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National Instruments Interviews

Updated Oct 25, 2014
Updated Oct 25, 2014

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

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    Initially gave them my resume at a university career fair. I was asked to interview with them on campus that Friday. Second time I had interviewed with them and they asked the same questions as the first time. Neither time did they hire me. I thought I had done well in the interview, especially the second time, but there must have been a better candidate.

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National Instruments Awards & Accolades

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Employees' Choice -50 Best Places to work (#8), Glassdoor, 2013
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1976
Type Company - Public (NATI)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Agilent Technologies

Since 1976, National Instruments ( has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI's graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. NI has a long track record of growth thanks to... More

Mission: We equip engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery.

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