National Instruments
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National Instruments Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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3.8 344 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

National Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO James J. Truchard

James J. Truchard

(294 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to start your career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsThe people are friendly and you are encouraged to maintain a good work life balance. The culture is one of a kind and you can be creative in how you do your job. They encourage personal growth. They also take care of their top performers

    ConsThe pay could be better

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

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    Great place to work. Some growing pains

    Digital Hardware Engineer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsThere is always a challenging project to work on. The people you work with are very smart. Very good culture. Lots of innovative solutions in their products. There is lots of opportunities for training and professional growth.

    ConsCompensation has been a challenge in the last 2 or so years due to the slower growth and the economy. The overall T&M market not growing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on maintaining top talent as is the main asset of the company.

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

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    A great place to learn and get a career start.

    Group Manager (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsOverall positive environment to work in with consensus/collaboration being a plus.

    ConsResistant to ideas that are not internally grown.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on developing people, sharing knowledge, and listening to experience outside NI.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun projects, great people

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsFrom the corporate culture to the breadth of projects available, nearly every aspect of life at NI is exciting. I have yet to meet or work with anyone who isn't passionate about their work and team. In the R&D group, the engineers are always in constant communication with management, and the work atmosphere makes it so no one is ever afraid to voice opinions or provide constructive feedback.
    Also, in the 30+ years of NI's history, it has yet to go through any round of layoffs.

    ConsThe lack of layoffs does mean NI has to tighten the belt elsewhere when things get financially tough - specifically employee salaries. NI's been known to come in lower on salaries than other companies, but their outlook is that they want to attract employees who are committed to working in a stable environment. While admirable, that's the one point keeping me from rating NI as 5 stars.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep moving on the 100 year vision.

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

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    Casual and fun workplace

    ELP Intern (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGood work culture. The work life balance is good. The jobs seem interesting. Employees are very friendly

    ConsI've heard the salary is low. Training is boring.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGood place to get started straight out of school.

    ConsMobility is limited and learning opportunities are limited.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Things are ok here

    Product Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsEasy work hours and very nice peope

    ConsCompensation and leadership is confused about what to do next

    Advice to Senior ManagementTruly be a "high performance culture"

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Staff Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Pros-Good work life balance
    -Friendly co-workers

    Cons-lower pay
    -not a lot of room for growth

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work-life balance, poor personal growth

    Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Pros- relaxed culture
    - good work-life balance
    - flexible work hours
    - at work doctor's office
    - good cafeteria food

    Cons- stagnant career progression
    - low pay and fewer pay raises compared to market
    - not challenging
    - unskilled management and leadership
    - more hiring abroad than local
    - promotions without pay raises is common

    Advice to Senior Management- low expectations leads to sub-par worker performance
    - unobtainable goals are not motivators to anyone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineering management

    Engineering Management (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsSolid hardware and software product platforms. Good work-life balance, work hard, play hard. Located in North Austin, which makes it an easier commute.

    ConsSalary has lots of room for improvement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSalary has lots of room for improvement.

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

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