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National Instruments China Reviews

Updated December 8, 2016
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Pros
  • Work life balance is absolutely in the hands of the employee, with very few roles in the company having any set schedule (in 183 reviews)

  • The work environment that the company promote (in 116 reviews)

Cons
  • So if a high base pay outweighs your desire for a good work life balance, this might not be the place for you (in 32 reviews)

  • The "culture" is used as a reason low pay is okay (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Quite good for work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - District Sales Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, people are nice, work&life balance............

    Cons

    Will not dive deep into one specific industry, a little hard to become one expert...


  2. "staff customer engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Customer Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Staff Customer Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good culture, good balance of work and life

    Cons

    dependent on NI's platform, thus career path becomes unclear.


  3. "District Sales Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, good product, balance, not to busy

    Cons

    Not good salary, develop slowly, not so many opportunities


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  5. "Application Engineer Intern in NI Shanghai"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pudong, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pudong, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The working environment is good. All the members in the group are very nice people and helpful.
    The demo projects are interesting. The one month training process is very meaningful.

    Cons

    Nothing special. I have to say for an internship experience, it was really a good place.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing special. Maybe more team building chances.


  6. "It is a good place to work in, but the salary is not so good."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.
    Stable company.

    Cons

    Salary is not so good.


  7. "Wonderful place to work in"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work and exiting technology
    Nice environment
    Good teamwork
    Lots of relaxing activities

    Cons

    Salary is just fine
    Some managers are too busy sucking up to their bosses.


  8. "instrument driver development"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Instrument Driver Development in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Intern - Instrument Driver Development in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Instruments as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Do not have much pressure.

    Cons

    The things are kind of boring.

    Advice to Management

    add some new fields


  9. "Nice work environment, but not good for senior engineers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balanced, usually don't need to work overtime.
    It's nice to start engineer career in NI with nice salary in China

    Cons

    Salary in NI Austin is quite below average, so the high cost for Shanghai engineer makes it less competitive, Austin doesn't take care of Shanghai branch so much, rubbish projects come to Shanghai.
    Practically NI is a traditional IT company, who provides test equipment and engineers working in test industry are hard to find another competitive employer especially after years of test working experience.
    Poor salary raise each year makes capable senior engineer leave.
    Poor management like state-owned company.

    Advice to Management

    Get good projects from Austin and make Shanghai branch grow.


  10. "Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    really a great company, especially work in Austin

    Cons

    Chinese department was not that good since the awful manager team.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good place for recent college graduates"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good colleagues, good mentorship and you could learn a lot when starting your career. There are also a lot of great engineers there.

    Cons

    At least for branch employees, there is not much space to grow especially in technical track. Also the local management team does not behave efficiently enough.

    Advice to Management

    There has to be some change in branch management team.


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