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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"

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    • 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 (2)

    "General & Administrative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work time and good work life balance.

    Cons

    No changes in poor salary, time off, and bonus/ profit sharing- despite HR's promise to correct pay issues for last 18 months.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers on how to be good managers- stop paying bonuses to managers when company is not meeting performance goals.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "High visibility, meaningful work for employees, but struggling to update old infrastructure and focus on key priorities"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment
    Managers trust their team
    Given lots of responsibility early in role

    Cons

    Old, custom tools
    Lack of diversity
    Work harder instead of smarter mentality
    Focus on growth puts strain on company culture

    Advice to Management

    Good start upgrading to industry tools. Set realistic goals and expectations for employees and company goals. You're burning out your employees


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Solid Company"

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    • 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


  5. "National Instruments"

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    • 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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great insurance, really smart people

    Cons

    Part is middle to low


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Still an OK employer... but has changed a lot over the years"

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    • 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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very stable employer, respect for employee well-being and work-life balance, a general desire to be a top employer. A long history of stability, conservative management and corporate responsibility and integrity.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are mediocre, way too many irons in the fire, a willingness to sacrifice core company values and employee satisfaction for market share.


  7. "Nice Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company for an internship as a student

    Cons

    You really feel the corporatist spirit


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Truly a great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Managers are incredibly dedicated to their employees here. Work life balance is absolutely in the hands of the employee, with very few roles in the company having any set schedule. Working from home is available, the culture is incredible, projects are rewarding, and the people who work here are likely to become your best friends.

    Cons

    A lot of the learning is done on a 'just in time' basis and there isn't a lot of formal teaching for new employees or those who are new to a role.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to new employees and don't just assume that they know what's going on.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not so Great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Associate in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Deck Parties, Gym, Walking Trail

    Cons

    Flexible work hours are only for the chosen few
    Environment is like being in junior high
     - hall passes are needed to be away from your desk
     - many group cliques
     - bullying is rampant & tolerated by management
    Extremely small pay increases

    Advice to Management

    Stop being hypocritical,
    Take your own advice of noble intent


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Relaxed Workplace, Friendly Coworkers, Positive Environment"

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    • 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


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