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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

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

good co-workers, on-site doctor and gym, CEO and founder still at helm

Cons

poor pay structure, consensus-driven decision making,promotions too entrenched in social circles/playing politics, middle-management sucks, limited/slow growth opportunities

Advice to Management

consider trimming the fat - lots of inefficiency hiding in the middle layers of the company,...makes growth for true innovators difficult as promotions/ideas are controlled and people are forced to under perform to keep their jobs

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  1. Awesome place to work

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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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The environment is healthy, relaxed and open.

    Cons

    Salary is below average, still nothing to be concerned.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the salary basis.


  2. Helpful (3)

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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