National Instruments

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Stable, respectful company with decent benefits but middling compensation

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  • Career Opportunities
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 (more than 3 years)

Pros

NI is really flexible and lets you work around your life, not live around your work. The work is challenging. There's not a lot of bureaucracy. Employees drive a lot of the decisions and are given a lot of responsibility. Zero micromanaging in my management chain.

Cons

The pay is below average and the vacation accrual is well below average. The work is sometimes mundane, despite being challenging.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give more vacation.

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    Great place to work with lots of smart people.

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great place to start a career, lots of options and opportunity for growth. It's easy to find roles that stay interesting. Work-life balance is encouraged frequently.

    Cons

    Lots of competition from other talented employees, especially new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Love working here

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

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

    Pros

    NI has a great culture, having very very good balance between work life and personal life. There is a flexible schedule for many things (there is not a hard time in out to work) and a flexible attire. Work life is very relaxed having multiple opportunities for socialization between groups leading to a lot of opportunity for growth and learning.
    There are lots of development opportunities both technical and personal.
    Depending on the group, management is focused on developing and finding strengths than trying to work on areas of opportunity.
    The 100 year plan drives many business decisions over short term financial ones like the policy of no firing during recessions, etc.

    Cons

    Fast growing and this makes some of the great culture to suffer.
    The compensation is average.
    Sometimes there can be a lot of stress in the work cycles. Although this does not happens every time when it happens it can be difficult to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to keep an eye in your people, it seems to me that too many people with experience (5 to 10 years) are constantly leaving the company.

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    Positive Outlook
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