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Great company, great leadership, average pay

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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX

I have been working at National Instruments full-time for more than a year

Pros

NI has many great leaders in the company, which is part of the reason they are so successful. Great balance of work and family. Good benefits. Great people.

Cons

Pay is below average for industry. Health insurance isn't as good as it used to be. Sometimes you can hit the "we've always done it this way" attitude, which stunts growth.

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    Great place to work for talented engineers!

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

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities for engineers - software, hardware, etc... Management encourages changes roles to find the right fit. NI hires talented engineers, so you rarely work with incompetent people. Work life balance is encouraged, and most managers are understanding if you have family, so you usually don't have to worry about working insane hours - except of course for the occasional release push. Also - Austin is a great place to live!

    Cons

    Salary can be low compared to competition... but make sure you look at cost of living when comparing - Austin is a fairly inexpensive place to live. NI used to operate like a small company with limited bureaucracy, but they've grown which means that shared processes can sometimes get in the way of development. So far management has mitigated some of this, and I don't think it is nearly as bad as other big companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on making top-level processes match an agile development process that many teams are using.

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    Nice place to start a career

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, stress-free atmosphere, at least in some groups
    Opporunity to work on projects that interest you
    Easy to move across groups and find internal opportunities
    Open, honest communication from top management

    Cons

    Compensation below industry average
    Criterion for promotions not always clear or fairly applied

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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