National Instruments

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Generally a good company.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior District Sales Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Current Employee - Senior District Sales Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I have been working at National Instruments

Pros

Good leadership
Good products
Balance of work and life.

Cons

Heavy work load
Slow salary increase as a sales

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard place for an experienced hire

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Instruments

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good work/life balance
    Smart and passionate people

    Cons

    Since they groom so many people fresh out of college, it is hard for an experienced hire to come in. There are so many employees that have never worked anywhere else, they lack the experience of different corporate cultures and methods. It is hard to introduce other ways of doing things (process, ideas, etc) as people seem to have a bit of not invented here syndrome. This is true for senior management as well--they haven't worked at other companies to have the internal leadership skills that are needed as a company grows. Reorganizations are handled horrifically because they've never had them. One major reorg took a good 8 months to actually happen because it was not well planned for and thought through and as a result multiple reorgs were needed to 'fix' what was broken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some outside talent into the upper ranks as well as middle management. Reorganizations in themselves aren't bad, but not knowing what you are doing makes them horrible for the employees impacted by killing their morale, rumor mongering and ridiculous posturing that wastes time and talent.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay to start your career but not a good place to stay long

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Instruments

    Pros

    The pay is good. Coworkers are young and passionate. Benefit package is very good compared to other American(foreign) companies in here.

    Cons

    Poor management. They seem to give you the 'flexibility' to try many a creative way but later it turns out that perhaps in fact the managers are not so sure about what to do. A lack of direction.

    Not so many opportunities to get promoted internally as they claim. A lack of job matrix. You are not really going anywhere after a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try harder to appreciate the performance of your employees who did great to achieve the goals.

    No opinion of CEO
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