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

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

I worked at National Instruments

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 ManagementAdvice

Look around and increase the salaries !!

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    Best place I've ever worked.

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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

    Benefits, work product, people, balance of work and personal life.

    Cons

    Company is still young, growing pains expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good communication going.

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    Awesome Place to Work!

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at National Instruments

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities if you are in the right department. Stuck out the recession. Officers take a larger pay cut before the employees do (which is smaller).

    Cons

    No different than other companies, but management can favor more tenured, less knowledgeable of current conditions employees because they have been there so long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. You have a great base, but recognize the innovation and ideas that a pair of fresh eyes can bring

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