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A safe retirement home for ok engineers

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Former Employee - Staff Test Engineer in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Staff Test Engineer in Austin, TX

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Beware of Applications Engineering

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at National Instruments full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  2. Helpful (1)

    OK but some lock in

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    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at National Instruments

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love the job on the day to day basis. Get to work with lots of people in the company and outside the company and lots of technology.

    Cons

    most if not all of the technology being used is NI technology. This causes lock in... your only skills over time become NI skills. NI knows this and they don't pay very well.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make as many products. Focus on some and compensate all your employees better by not having so many engineers.

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