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Absolutely great place to work for so many reasons

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

I have been working at National Instruments

Pros

Most management really cares about the people. Work-life balance is priority. Lays off are absolute last resort, really. Smart people to work with, challenging problems to solve.

Cons

Consensus-driven decisions slow things down. Competitive, ambitious types sometimes eventually burn out from lack of large performance bonuses. R&D department is favored over anyone else, and it shows.

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Keep doing what you're doing because it has shown amazing results in recruiting, prestige, and ability to minimize recession impact.

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    Lots of pros but one big con - salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at National Instruments

    Pros

    Great culture, great focus on work/life balance. People are treated as professionals. Good long term planning and very honest communication from senior leadership.

    Cons

    Salary is actually becoming a bit of a joke. Other companies know that NI underpays and uses that to their advantage. Benefits used to be pretty good but little by little, they are going downhill (i.e. copays increasing to a % versus flat rate)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So many of the reviews on this site say the same thing - good place to start, but then move on. Work on employee retention and don't lowball salaries.

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    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at National Instruments

    Pros

    great place to start your career
    honest communication from senior management
    comfortable work environment
    hire the best and brightest

    Cons

    most senior managers are terrible at managing people and orgnaizations
    senior management definitely plays favorites
    average pay at best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    require your senior managers to do 360 reviews

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