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Outstanding culture, growing company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at National Instruments full-time

Pros

Relaxed culture
Interesting work, on amazing products
Accessible management
Young, energetic, and resourceful coworkers
Expansive roles/growth potential
Living, changing, workplace

Cons

"Silos" within company
Mediocre salary
Value of benefits slipping
"Murky" career progression
Living, changing workplace

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great people, great environment, so so compensation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at National Instruments part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    smart, ethical, nice, friendly place to work

    Cons

    salaries are on the low side of average... but not terrible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Consensus-driven, but really CEO-driven, culture prevents change and decision-making

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at National Instruments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    NI has a very laid-back atmosphere and the company promotes work-life balance.

    Cons

    The company shuns experienced hires, especially if you do not have an engineering or technical background. As someone with many years of experience, I felt I had to prove myself all over again, which was exhausting.

    There is a spoken desire to embrace change and do things better, but it is not followed up by action or empowerment. The lack of leadership and authority to drive change is astounding. Every meeting was slow-motion churn to nowhere. Decisions would finally get made after months of deliberation and consensus-building and then the CEO could overturn them in a second. There is no focus or prioritization - everything is important.

    The pay is terrible and the benefits aren't that great. The laid-back atmosphere doesn't make up for the lack in pay and the inability to drive meaningful change.

    The company focuses on recruiting college grads, so the more experienced people are outnumbered by new grads with no experience.

    Management seems blind to the world outside NI and to non-customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the customer, not on yourselves. Stop playing favorites with just the same handful of people. Get out of your NI bubble and benchmark against other technology companies. Make experienced hires feel welcome and empower them to lead. Prioritize.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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