National Instruments
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www.ni.com Austin, TX 5000+ Employees

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Great place to work with lots of smart people.

Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsGreat 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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"promoting from within" leads to completely incompetent managers

Staff Technical Writer (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at National Instruments full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: They are unlikely to ever fire you. Cons: low pay, bureaucratic, poor management, stingy to a fault No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Lots of Promises and Praise, Little Else to Back it Up. Start Your Career Here, then Get Out

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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


Pros: NI is a very stable employer. Very little overtime and very family friendly. Some projects can be interesting, and co-workers are generally capable and… Cons: There are very few chances to actually challenge yourself and get noticed. Compensation is substantially lower than other employers and tied heavily to how… Advice to Senior Management: Make an investment in employees and projects that show promise. The days of underpaying employees and hoping the new hires fresh out of college… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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