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"Great people, great environment, so so compensation"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
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I worked at National Instruments part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

smart, ethical, nice, friendly place to work

Cons

salaries are on the low side of average... but not terrible

Other Employee Reviews for National Instruments

  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Instruments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers, the managers care about the accomplishment and growth of employees. It's fun to work there.

    Cons

    The salary is not very good, comparing to other high-tech companies.

    Advice to Management

    Provide free food!!


  2. "A company that really cares about its employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Support Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Product Support Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere and the attitude of all the employees is amazing. It is very relaxed, but at the same time everyone likes to work hard and you will get recognized for working hard. Management is genuinely concerned about making sure that employees enjoy their job. I look forward to going to work every day.

    NI has never had mass layoffs. During the recession, everyone (including management) took a pay cut to avoid layoffs. After the initial recession was over, all pay was restored. This says a lot about the company.

    Because the company is growing quickly, there are plenty of opportunities for advancement, and it is very merit based, not tenure based.

    Positions have core responsibilities, but there is also a lot of flexibility in how you spend the rest of your time, so if you see something you would like to do, you can. In my role I am given a lot of autonomy and appreciate that I have the trust of management to spend my time wisely. This is definitely not a micro-management company. If you are very motivated and a self starter, you can really excel here.

    Cons

    To really excel quickly, you will find yourself working long hours, but this is by no means required.

    The salary is a bit lower than some other engineering companies. This makes sense initially because there is a large up front cost to recruit and train new employees, however the lower starting salary means that in the long term employees have a lower salary than competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Address the concerns with salary to increase employee retention. There is a disconnect between the salary of the sales engineers and the R&D engineers.

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