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Great place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

I have been working at National Instruments full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent work/life balance
Smart people, everywhere, creating a fun and challenging work environment
Investment in cool technologies

Cons

Some managers aren't technical, creating frustration for reporting engineers

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    One of the Best Companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A youthful company with large growth and opportunities in a city that is good to start a career in. The vision of the company is unique and the upper management understands the need to invest in people (especially R&D). They have never had a layoff in all 31 years of the companies history.

    Cons

    The pay is lower than most other tech companies. I estimate about 5-15%. That comes from NI taking advantage of the great location and low cost of living. Also it is easy to become jaded after a few years because you forget how bad other companies can be.

    Advice to Management

    I would like every 3 years to cut the bottom 2% performers. I think we get a little dead-weight because of how attractive the company is.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Intern for a summer, great place except for my manager.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Multimedia Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Multimedia Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at National Instruments as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very laid back company. Very great with work-life balance. They also encourage movement within the company to get different experiences.

    Cons

    As far as the intern program went, they left it up to each manager to decide how to deal with their intern. Mine wasn't particularly interested in telling me how I was doing. The intern program also let the managers decide within a few weeks whether they would ask you back for the Fall. So the next 8 weeks after that were basically lame duck if you didn't get asked back.

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