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Great company culture and an overall great place to work

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Former Employee - Intern in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Intern in Austin, TX

I worked at National Instruments

Pros

great company culture; great people to work with; fun work environment

Cons

Sometimes interns are lost in the mix of things; email response times are slow

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    Need to fix compensation issues NOW if we're going to compete with other big employers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at National Instruments

    Pros

    If you are lucky to work in a group with a good manager, working at NI can be wonderful. A good manager being defined as someone who understands work/life balance and is flexible with your work schedule where possible, someone who advocates for you, etc.

    Cons

    NI needs to fix issues with salary compensation. The average salary increase this year, after talking to some co-workers, seemed to be around 2-3%. If you were one of the lucky few to get an increase in the spring and fall, you probably got a total of 4-5% across the two adjustments. However, if you look at the last proxy statement (public on ni.com), the senior officers of NI saw an increase in salary and bonus compensation (not including stock) of between 31% and 50% from 2009 to 2010. That's just ridiculous. And lest you think the difference is that the average employee salary increases quoted above don't include bonuses - the average employee isn't receiving an extra 50% of their salary in a bonus - not by a long shot - but the senior officers are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up an ombudsman to accept employee feedback and mediate resolutions. The Human Resources department is not a substitute.

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    Great people

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    Former Employee - Finance in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Finance in Austin, TX

    I worked at National Instruments

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, pro-employee, job security

    Cons

    very established and structured processes, not much opportunity for growth and advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look for opportunities to challenge folks

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