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Great people, open, relaxed, friendly, strong company culture, management is very open and communicative.

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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

Recommends
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Approves of CEO

Pros

The first thing that i like about National Instruments is how friendly and open everyone is. NI hires 100-200 young graduates every year into &D and its ELP program and so there are many young people at work. NI has a strong company culture that rewards creativity and hardwork. However, you certainly have to set yourself apart from the crowd to get noticed. People that make their mark are given swift promotions and lot of responsibility. People who cannot fit into this system tend to quit early.

NI has many layers of management but there seems to be very little bureaucracy. Most managers are very approachable and open. Upper management makes a lot of effort to communicate business decisions and the company's financial condition to all employees on a regular basis. In general, employees trust them to make good decisions.

Cons

Compensation seems to be lower than comparable jobs at other companies. However, this is offset somewhat by a good benefits package and a lot of job security. During the 2009 economic downturn, all employees took a 5% paycut (and the management team took a 10% paycut), to avoid layoffs.

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  1. 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  2. 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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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