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Technical Sales Rep

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Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative  in  Austin, TX
Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Austin, TX

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

Pros

Gave me alot of good job experience in sales. I met some very nice people and loved my co-workers. Learned good phone techniques for sales, learned oracle databases for our CRM.

Cons

Pay is crap, they are not a flexible work place, you live and die by the clock. I doubled my salary by going elsewhere.. oh and if you are a non-engineer forget about ever being promoted

Advice to ManagementAdvice

pay better! People with non-engineering degree have talent too!!

Doesn't Recommend
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Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for National Instruments

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company, could be way better!

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

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

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, casual work environment, job security

    Cons

    below average compensation, below average work-life balance for managers, leadership lack perspective

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop pretending the company can sustain significant growth without learning from others who have been there, done that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    As they say, "Great place to launch a career"

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    Current Employee - ELP Engineer (Applications Engineer)  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - ELP Engineer (Applications Engineer) in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    - Very extensive training programs ranging from technical proficiencies, leadership development, customer support and best practices in sales
    - Relaxed/fun work environment
    - Little oversight, laxed work hours
    - Easy to network and gain exposure
    - Great culture
    - Ability to drive your own initiatives and career

    Cons

    - The group environment, especially ELP, can be quite distracting and hard to focus
    - Salary is low and raises are rare
    - Rare to have a structured routine for a work day, need to be highly adaptable every day
    - Quite easy to work 50+ hour work weeks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide proper (and truthful) recruiting messages to ELP and do not sugar coat the job prospects or the salary and potential for raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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