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Applications Engineer (ELP)

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at National Instruments full-time

Pros

1. Awesome culture- everyone is very helpful 2. Great at training and ensuring you have the proper tools to to the job 3. Dr. T. and Jeff K. are the best

Cons

Hard to stand out because you are working with the best and the brightest

Advice to Management

Keep bringing in great people.

Other Employee Reviews for National Instruments

  1. Helpful (1)

    A safe retirement home for ok engineers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Test Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Test Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Can't get fired. Great healthcare. Innovative products. Fairly lax culture. There is a wide breadth of technologies you can gain experience with and there are a good amount of sharing of knowledge one can learn from.

    Cons

    Extremely conservative. Don't expect pay raises ever. There is little difference in work put in vs. career gains out. You're mainly at the mercy of upper management in terms of your career as the company is so understaffed that you'll simply be put where they need you right now. A lot of "band-aid" engineering and quality engineering and design process is never the expectation. Mediocre engineering is the norm here as accountability is close to zero. Extreme department to department differences in where the company places value vs value provided to company. Company acts as if it's still based out of the CEO's garage with 20 employees. Terrible cross-company messaging.

    Advice to Management

    Foster and hold onto talent rather than replacing with college new hires. Pay competitively. Employees work for incentives whereas Dr. T works for the love of it. Recognize the difference.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Beware of Applications Engineering

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work if you are a suck up

    Cons

    Very Political, core culture is only skin deep, Mangement will lie to your face


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