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Great company, fun and smart coworkers, good work life balance, flexible schedule

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

I have been working at National Instruments

Pros

Hiring and investing in college grads creates collaborative and loyal employees who tend to stay with the company.

Cons

With more competitive compensation packages at other companies, tension can be created when other IT companies are significantly offering more.

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  1. great work environment

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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

    The Austin, TX HQ is a great work environment - lots of opportunity for engineers right out of school.

    Cons

    lower pay than other companies

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    An extremely pleasant experience in a thriving, yet comfortable, environment; a place I truly enjoy coming to work daily

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    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Austin, TX

    I have been working at National Instruments

    Pros

    The people at National Instruments are all so incredible -- this company does a great job of hiring kind, yet motivated individuals, making anyone's experience at NI a great one. The culture is like none I have ever seen -- family oriented, but efficient. They place a high value on work/life balance, which is becoming harder and harder to find in today's society. Also, this company is very flat and transparent, meaning that you are exposed to upper management daily, and nothing is kept a secret from you. I will never forget when I, as an intern, approached CEO, James Truchard, who we call "Dr. T," just to say hello. Upon doing so, he put down his work and had a conversation with me... I will forever respect him for that. He sits in a cube, just like the rest of us, and eats in the cafeteria every single day, just like "one of the gang." I love this fact about him and the company he created.

    Cons

    The only con I would say about working for NI would be that because the atmosphere is so laid back and comfortable, sometimes expectations are unclear and that can make some roles somewhat inefficient. You have to learn to ask for deadlines at this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you give your employees regular feedback, as well as deadlines. That way, they will know what is expected of them and by when, and also where they stand with you, which is very important to employees, especially new-hires or individuals who have not been with the company long.

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