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excellent

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at National Instruments

Pros

freedom to think and innovate
young generation of people with new ideas
balanced life and work ratio
great ceo with vision

Cons

lagging behind the curve on latest technology products
payscale not in par with industry (pays 20% or so less)
lack of external/experienced individuals from other companies
too much text book approach

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    Great company to join for fresh graduates, not so great for experienced people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Instruments

    Pros

    This is where you get to learn from head to toe about designing a product, depending on which group you join. The seniors are very knowledgeable and shares their experience with you with no problems. The culture is laid back and very casual. It is one of the rare companies in Penang where you can wear short pants and slippers to work 5 days a week. Employees are very close to the high management. Mingling with the Vice President is something not out of the ordinary. This company can provide good job stability, maybe because it's still a small company with high profit margins

    Cons

    The decision making process is consensus driven, hence making it a slow and painful process. If you are an experienced engineer joining NI, be prepared to have very lateral growth, in terms of position as well as pay. While the basic salary is good, the other benefits could be better (RSU, bonus, allowances). Also, if you are an engineer, be prepared to do a lot of non-technical stuff. You may hate it, or you may love it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start behaving like a global company. It's still too Austin centric.

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    It was a great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Instruments

    Pros

    emphasis on learning. everybody will help you out when u ask them for assistance. great intern program. Austin is a great place to be.

    Cons

    boring 9-5 job....life will not be interesting. sit in the same place and work for 7 hrs straight. not many downsides but fairly low salary b/c no state taxes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job NI....you were a great experience for me. thanks for teaching me a lot about product development. good work

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