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Great place to start at

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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 (more than 5 years)

Pros

The projects are very interesting and enjoyable to work on. The benefits are good, and the opportunities to learn new things when you start are many. I get to wear shorts everyday and occasionally drink beer at work functions. Talk about nice culture. There are decent opportunities for career growth. The CEO, CFO, and other executives are pretty great. They've been able to weather two recessions now without any layoffs.

Cons

It seems like the company is currently going through some growing pains. I'm sure they will eventually work through it, but the company isn't really growing. Salary quickly falls behind the industry average after a few years of employment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Might need to try new strategies if the company hasn't been growing, rather than waiting to weather the storm or trying to squeeze every little thing for more profit.

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  1. Good place to start career

    Current Employee - Writer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Writer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    There is challenging, interesting work available with supportive management, co-workers, and training opportunities. The work culture and environment are positive.

    Cons

    Some do not consider the salaries to be comparable to similar opportunities available at other companies, including the offered benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on more than just the entry-level careers and positions.

  2. Very friendly place to work, not the best at salary and growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Technical Writer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Technical Writer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    The people are friendly, smart, and motivated. The campus is lovely, the company really has a mission.

    Cons

    Pay is low, advancement opportunities are stifled by thick wall of 10-20 year experience employees, vacation is pathetic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better vacation, better telecommuting, better accountability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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