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Helpful (3)

Great company to start a career. Leave after 3-4 years.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good company to start a career with, especially if you only have a bachelor's degree in engineering (more about graduate degrees below). Good people. Laid-back atmosphere. Open communication. Volleyball. Deck parties.

Cons

Absolutely ridiculous salaries. Non-respectful of graduate degrees (company gave 1.5K raise over other bachelor's candidates for a 2-year full-time master's degree !!!!). No great bonuses or salary raises in following years either. My advice: Ok to be there when you are young (22-26). Enjoy the time, make some friends, play volleyball and drink beer at work (yes, it is allowed). Leave when you start having a family/buying a house to get some real value for your education and qualifications as a few beers during the deck parties don't pay for your mortgage/wedding check at that point of the life.

Advice to Management

Look around and increase the salaries !!

Other Employee Reviews for National Instruments

  1. Awesome place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    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 (2)

    Good place to start...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    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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