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Updated June 19, 2017
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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 190 reviews)

  • The work environment that the company promote (in 119 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 33 reviews)

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

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  1. "Senior Group Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, opportunity to move departments, opportunity to move between different company locations including international and great work life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to see career growth because of the large size of the company and slow growth that this sector has.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Solid Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Laid back environment
    - Networking is encouraged and easy
    - Decent pay rate

    Cons

    - Promotion opportunities are moving out of the country

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Relaxed Workplace, Friendly Coworkers, Positive Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a laid back atmosphere, and there's great work life balance. I rarely ever go over 40 hours so if having your own life out of work is important, this is a great company for it. Take care of your business and live the rest of your life when you leave.

    Cons

    We haven't gotten bonuses in the past few years and compensation at National Instruments is famous for being below the industry standard for other companies in the area. So if a high base pay outweighs your desire for a good work life balance, this might not be the place for you. It's really the only con I can think of, and the most discussed.

    Advice to Management

    There's nothing management can really do about compensation, that'll take a reorg at the highest levels of the company. The only thing I can say is that it's important to understand the impact of compensation on NI's ability to retain talented employees for the long term


  4. "NI"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, challenging, great camaraderie

    Cons

    Low pay, lower bonuses, no growth in recent years


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Applications Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Collaborative Environment
    Invest a lot in their employees
    You can get away with a lot.
    Young environment.
    Good career growth opportunities
    Travel

    Cons

    Overwork their employees
    Falsely advertise the position claiming that it is a majority projects
    Reactionary workload
    Extremely stressful
    Repetitive
    Department lacks experience

    Advice to Management

    Develop a program to ensure that experience is maintained throughout the year. This will improve the resolution times of issues and not demand a lot from a few employees.


  6. "Digital Hardware Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Digital Hardware Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Digital Hardware Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NI is a company in which you have the opportunity to develop products from scratch. Not a lot of companies allows intern to take part in the design process in this way. Also the company is very worried about the life-work balance always remaining the importance of an integral developement as a person

    Cons

    At the time I was an intern offers for full time positions were scarce. Also the corporate housing is not really good.

    Advice to Management

    I think is a very organized company. If you talk you can be sure what you have to said will be taken into account.


  7. "Awesome culture, campus, company cares, meh pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Instruments as a contractor

    Pros

    Great culture. So many companies talk about culture but NI lives it...they really cares about their people and it totally shows...execs took a pay cut rather than laying people off in 08. Lots of fun events like family NI day at six flags, halloween for families, etc. There are bulletin boards for people to post about their own or spouse's businesses on-site (which makes up in part for the OK pay). The technlology is unreal. Absolutely stunning campus with fitness center, fitness classes, mindfulness and meditation classes, running trails, great cafeteria (paid but insanely affordable). Rare pushes to work OT result in lots of support. The CEO is the most genial guy imaginable...such a refreshing break from all the aggro CEO's you see today. Generally, there is a LOT to like about NI.

    Cons

    The pay is the only drawback, which is a considerable bummer. As a contractor I should expect to make 20% more than I was at a FT position and I am instead making 10% less, vacation time notwithstanding. I'm not one to give up vacation so this year I'll be looking at making about 20 percent less than I have in the past. Boo.

    Advice to Management

    We know you are trying to stay competitive with pay- please keep it up. Otherwise thumbs up on everything.

  8. "Great Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer I Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer I Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great, meaningful intern projects and a really fun internship program where they make sure you feel welcomed and give you so many opportunities for success.

    Cons

    They didn't give many offers to interns this year


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Product Marketing Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Technology, People, Timings, Career Path

    Cons

    Salary, Decision Making, Practices, Rigidity in Senior management

    Advice to Management

    Hire MBAs


  10. "Relaxed Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very chill company culture, could hang up college flags over your cubicles and dress-code was very relaxed. The work was interesting and there is room for growth from within the company.

    Cons

    There wasn't too much that was bad about NI, the only thing I can say is that it is very much a large company and has a large-company culture and mentality.


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