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Great place to start a career

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

I have been working at National Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

-Great opportunities to learn and grow as a young employee
-Great benefits package
-Management really cares
-GGreat dedication to work/life balance

Cons

-Pay growth is low, they are a great place to work and they know it so they wont overpay

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Software Enginner

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Austin, TX

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stable job and salarym, never worry lay-off, friendly and free working environment, challenging and critical project

    Cons

    not too much Chinese and salary is not high compared to other hi-tech company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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