National Instruments Reviews
73% would recommend to a friend
(2139 total reviews)
70% approve of CEO
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- "People complain about low salaries don’t understand pay reflects the market value of the company." (in 200 reviews)
- "People learn to live with it and perceive they are subsidizing culture with low pay." (in 150 reviews)
- "poor management could be detrimental to your career success" (in 99 reviews)
- "Company lets known bad managers drive morale down and shape departments without doing objective evaluation." (in 59 reviews)
- "Salaries/total compensation is low and losing ground to other technology companies" (in 58 reviews)
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Updated Dec 4, 2023
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- 4.0Dec 4, 2023Senior Demand PlannerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearAustin, TX
Collaborative nature of work, good management, flexible WFH options
Recent acquisition by a larger company
- 1.0Nov 30, 2023Senior Product DesignerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsAustin, TX
Many smart and passionate colleagues
Emerson acquisition No appreciation for UX design Bottom line mentality that will kill quality2
- 2.0Nov 16, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 8 years
Lots of pluses: 1. Not a dry campus so lots of booze to be had 2. Can use your own travel app so get lots of points 3. Easy to fly under the radar
1. From Alex Davern to Eric Starkloff to Ritu Farve the management capability just keeps declining 2. Abandoned LabVIEW which was the gooses golden egg 3. Never make numbers and always cutting people3
- 2.0Oct 4, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsAustin, TX
NI has a lot of extremely talented, great people to work with. You will get the chance to engage with customers across a broad set of applications doing innovative things that impact our world.
The current leadership lacks vision - and is focused on internal reorganization and cost-cutting measures. Far too many internal meetings and a lack of innovation are severely hurting what could be a great company again. Processes to curb spending demonstrate a lack of trust in their employees and waste considerable time.6
- 5.0Oct 12, 2023DirectorFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsAustin, TX
Lots of opportunities to develop, leadership is open minded to new ideas, becoming more competitive from a pay perspective for high performers
Some functions have been reorganizing continously which can contribute to frustrating inefficiencies, continuous change has caused some change fatigue1
- 3.0Nov 6, 2023Principal Systems EngineerCurrent EmployeeAustin, TX
Increasing salaries to compete with the local market
Multiple reorganizations in one year, goals change every reorg.1
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National Instruments has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 2,535 reviews left anonymously by employees. 73% of employees would recommend working at National Instruments to a friend and 46% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
73% of National Instruments employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated National Instruments 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.