National Instruments

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Amazingly creative and diverse teams

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Staff Technical Writer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Staff Technical Writer in Austin, TX

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

Pros

National Instruments has a very high retention rate of employees, and for a good reason. There is a very creative atmosphere, the management listens to creative ideas, the benefits are top tier, and you meet many people who are actually happy to come to work.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None that I can think of.

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    One of the best tech companies to work for

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

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    NI works very hard to provide an awesome work environment for its people. They also strive to be a reliable employer. They put their employees first. When other employers lay off in droves, NI hangs on, relying on cash they have consistently put away for the inevitable economic recession.

    The culture is very easygoing. The people and management are excellent. It's technically challenging (at least in R&D) but not overly demanding. Some companies say they encourage work-life balance, but NI lives it.

    Cons

    NI salaries are not the highest, although this is somewhat intentional since NI doesn't want to attract salary chasers who change jobs every two years. They also don't have some of the nice perks that some fast-growing tech companies have (e.g., free cafeteria, free fitness center, etc.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NI has been very successful at hiring the best and the brightest, but I am concerned that this will be difficult to sustain long-term unless NI can be more competitive on salaries and/or benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start but questionable for long-term career

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

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - laid back atmosphere
    - plenty of great project opportunities if you happen to be in the right place at right time
    - stable employer

    Cons

    - poor management could be detrimental to your career success
    - decisions are consensus driven
    - salary is OK, but mediocre reward given for skills and performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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