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Updated October 19, 2018
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  • "Work life balance can be harsh espcially when involved with manufacturing related opportuntities" (in 34 reviews)

  • "Low pay compared to competitors" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Six years for National Instruments"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Dev in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Web Dev in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is true at NI

    Cons

    Long road to management like a decade

    Advice to Management

    More incentives to non-management


  2. "Overall a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - work with smart people
    - good work/life balance

    Cons

    - salary below average
    - recognition rare

  3. "Great company to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People here are bright and very collabotative.

    Cons

    mediocre salary, diminishing benefits.
    Work life balance can be harsh espcially when involved with manufacturing related opportuntities
    It seems work is concentrated towards certain group in certain segment.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Respectful employees. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Trying to modernize the approach, but finding that change is next to impossible.


  5. "Unique company culture"

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    Current Employee - Lead in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Lead in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and awesome place to learn

    Cons

    it is nice place to learn but not a good place to growth your career


  6. "Applications engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance; Exposed to all products;
    one can improve quickly in the first year

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive;
    need business trip sometimes for marketing events


  7. "Good Place to Start Your Career"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time

    Pros

    - Culture
    - Great coworkers
    - Work/life balance
    - Mostly new college grads - you'll fit in well straight out of college

    Cons

    - Lots of old tech
    - Salary

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Constant reorgs are killing the morale and culture"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    NI hires very bright people, you get to work with talented engineers and professionals. Some of the products and technologies are innovative and in many cases used for breakthrough solutions.

    Cons

    Great managers are hard to find. Very few people in management roles truly have a calling and passion for developing their employees and matching their talents and professional objectives with the companies current and future needs.

    Advice to Management

    Your recent systematic lay-offs are eroding the trust and collaborative culture once recognized by the Best Places to Work. Many employees are afraid of "who is next?" and focused on protecting their job. Honest, transparent and constant communication from managers and leaders can help. Train managers and leadership to display and communicate genuine care and empathy to employees during this sensitive time.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Directionless"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Snacks and Coffee. Water is free as well!

    Cons

    No leadership, No Direction. Understaffed in all areas.

    Advice to Management

    Need to replace them


  10. "Applications Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great friendly atmosphere and support when needed

    Cons

    Lack of variety in the day to day job

    Advice to Management

    Try and increase opportunities to the interns to keep variety in the job


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