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Updated February 27, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is fantastic (in 178 reviews)

  • Very collaborative work environment (in 114 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 31 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Collection"

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back, friendly work hard get great incentives. Loved to improve myself to see what I could do and did succeed.

    Cons

    Management had their favorites, if they didn't like you they would find some way to push you out. They would say or talk behind your back to others and would say things that you never said.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking that your better than others, and stop picking on the one's you don't like. Work with all your employee's, be fair on your decisions when it comes to promoting, it really shows, shame on you. I wish I could name names but I'm not.......Sr management sucks...in the collection dept.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "NI Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technician Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a great culture at NI. I am encouraged to grow and learn new things. There is a lot of flexibility and I feel like management cares about helping me achieve my goals.

    Cons

    Pay is lower when compared to other similar companies. Medical benefits provided are not as good as they once were.

    Advice to Management

    It was scary to see manufacturing leave Austin. It left me with a feeling that the company I love so much no longer cares for its employees, but rather the bottom line.


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  5. "Enterprise Desktop Systems Specialist II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Desktop Systems Specialist II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Enterprise Desktop Systems Specialist II in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture. People seem to enjoy there work. Most management seems flexible with new ideas and concepts to improve the business. More of a laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Compensation is on the lower scale for many positions as compared to other tech companies. The laid back atmosphere can cut both ways for certain personality types.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have anything to say here. The business products seem to look solid. But MI can be a little elitist when hiring for certain positions. You know there are good engineers that come from local colleges and not upper level institutions!


  6. "Great recruiters, positive work environment"

    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
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    NI puts a lot of effort into creating a positive work environment where employees feel valued. Colleagues are generally very easy to get along with and team players. New employees seemed to be screened on disposition and congeniality, in addition to being technically sharp. Most people seem pretty happy at work. Everyone seems to have a stellar work ethic.

    Work-life balance seems to be something you can count on.

    Cons

    Compensation seems to lag. Wage compression isn't really addressed in as timely a manner as it should be.

    Some employees are concerned about gaining exposure only in NI technology.

    NI seems to have their internal messaging down to a science, knowing what to say in any situation.

    Advice to Management

    It seems like we are compensated just enough for plausible deniability. If we want to be a powerhouse that needs to change.


  7. "Nice"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Instruments (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company so good salaries

    Cons

    Very conservative, difficult to add new stuff

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of your employees wills


  8. "Customer Service Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    The working environment and culture are very good and motivated.

    Cons

    The salary is not competitive.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, Great CEO"

    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
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome People. Discussions are always technical. Good environment. Typically very smart. Usually fun loving. Usually good vibe existence

    Cons

    Non competitive benefits package as compared to peers. Frustrating when you compare with friends in other companies. Company says its competitive but the fact is its not.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take employees for granted. Act fast on benefits. If you feel employees are critical and make sure high performers are highly rewarded


  10. "gud"

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

    I worked at National Instruments (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learning different innovative technologies and implementing them

    Cons

    NONE for intern ship its a gud company


  11. "Great internship opportunity"

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

    I worked at National Instruments (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Fun office culture on the ELP floor
    - Challenging meaningful work for interns
    - Strong mentorship and leadership of interns
    - Good exposure to company on large scale

    Cons

    - Limited opportunities in division, may not get first choice for main project
    - Although well done, there is a lot of training in the beginning of the internship

    Advice to Management

    - Work with project mentors to have as strong of a relationship with interns as the intern mentors did
    - Suggest NIWeek activities that would be most beneficial to interns



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