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If You Have To Work It Might As Well Be On Something Interesting

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Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX

I have been working at National Instruments

Pros

I enjoy the project that I work on. I feel like I have a lot of freedom in the technical decisions that I make.

Cons

I think the pay could be a little better. I've been at NI for many years and I hardly make more than when I was hired (of course, I was hired right before the great economic collapse of 2008 and like almost all NI employees I didn't lose my job so.....)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Maybe try and be a little more competitive with pay. That actually applies extra for remote R&D facilities. My group works closely with another group in another country and we frequently lose good people from that group because of issues dealing with overwork and pay. If you are going to try and save a little money by opening a remote R&D facility (notice to the readers, NI doesn't lay off employees in Austin to staff these facilities, they just start growing more slowly in Austin) then can't you spare a little bit extra to pay them competitively so we can get the best?

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at National Instruments

    Pros

    The environment is healthy, relaxed and open.

    Cons

    Salary is below average, still nothing to be concerned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the salary basis.

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at National Instruments

    Pros

    NI has a great culture, honest management, competitive pay, great benefits, awesome products, an on site doctor, on site gym, three cafeterias, Austin is a great city. It all adds up to a great place to build a career.

    Cons

    You might be able to make a few dollars more somewhere else, especially mid career, but if you stick it out and perform you will be rewarded. This is a rare company that you can spend a career at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your eye on the 100 year plan and do not fall into the trap of paying attention to the analysts quarterly expectations.

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