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Updated February 24, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is fantastic (in 176 reviews)

  • Very collaborative work environment (in 114 reviews)

Cons
  • Some times it gets hard to maintain work life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • The "culture" is used as a reason low pay is okay (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Time for a change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Congratulations to the new CEO. He is a wonderful person.

    Cons

    This new phase for NI will hopefully include the replacement of long term leadership in the legal department.


  2. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    NI's involved in many interesting engineering challenges, and it's exciting being a small part of that. There are tons of really impressive engineers to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    Their tools and process to get some things done are either non-existent or from the '90's. I'm told there's long-term work to resolve some of this, but it can be pretty frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in modern technologies and dashboards to help engineers make data-driven decisions.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, company culture. Trustworthy CEO & executive team.

    Cons

    Growing pains and increasing bureaucracy as it transitions to a large company.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Principal Product Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Product Partner Business Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Product Partner Business Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work with innvotavie approach to Test and Measurement

    Cons

    In a transition from a small company to $1B company and not sure how to value growth, top performers, and profitability.

    Advice to Management

    Re-focus on retaining the best and brightest that are hired, making customers insanely happy, and then growth will be realized.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A good foundation to learn how to be in the work force"

    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    NI provides a lot of structure to employees. I hadn't necessarily had a ton of experience and the on-boarding process was formalized and easy to learn.

    Cons

    If you're not an engineer it's tough to be respected by them. All executive leadership have technical backgrounds and opportunity for advancement is slow. As much as they say they promote internal promotion, there are very long expected transition times. Raises are very regimented, I was given a promotion and never received a raise due to the timing of the calendar. Big reason that i left.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "eBusiness Strategist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ECommerce Product Marketing Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - ECommerce Product Marketing Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family friendly culture. Fairly flexible work schedules. Decent Benefits. No history of Layoffs so a stable place to work. Relaxed office environment.

    Cons

    Terrible pay compared to competitors. Benefits used to be stellar but have declined in value over time. Culture is based on consensus and is slow to react and to make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Improve compensation and improve decision making processes. You also need to better allocate resources towards needed company improvements. In the future Benefits will be more of an issue if they continue to decline.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Instruments (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and atmosphere. Excellent work life balance and management is very understanding when emergencies come up outside of work.

    Cons

    There is a lock of performance based compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Hold employees accountable for their work and focus more on performance based compensation.


  9. "Nice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern I in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern I in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Instruments (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I liked my team a lot. The people I met at NI were all very kind--and good engineers to boot. I also liked the campus. It features two very nice volleyball courts and a full basketball court.

    Cons

    The culture differs from that of the sexier tech companies (like startups, Bay Area, etc...). It's pretty laid back and I sense that people spend a lot more time outside of work hanging out with friends and family and stuff like that.

    Advice to Management

    I didn't like clocking in and out when I was there. It wasn't a huge deal, and I understand the purpose of doing so, but I did feel like it shifted the source of my motivation so that I focused more on hitting 40 hours than making awesome software.


  10. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice, lots of opportunity for growth. Great work-life balance

    Cons

    Pay may be less than expected


  11. "Marketing Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Team work oriented, friendly, opportunity to grow, great resources

    Cons

    not much diversity in the work



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