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A safe retirement home for ok engineers

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Former Employee - Staff Test Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
Former Employee - Staff Test Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

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

Pros

Can't get fired. Great healthcare. Innovative products. Fairly lax culture. There is a wide breadth of technologies you can gain experience with and there are a good amount of sharing of knowledge one can learn from.

Cons

Extremely conservative. Don't expect pay raises ever. There is little difference in work put in vs. career gains out. You're mainly at the mercy of upper management in terms of your career as the company is so understaffed that you'll simply be put where they need you right now. A lot of "band-aid" engineering and quality engineering and design process is never the expectation. Mediocre engineering is the norm here as accountability is close to zero. Extreme department to department differences in where the company places value vs value provided to company. Company acts as if it's still based out of the CEO's garage with 20 employees. Terrible cross-company messaging.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Foster and hold onto talent rather than replacing with college new hires. Pay competitively. Employees work for incentives whereas Dr. T works for the love of it. Recognize the difference.

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    Best Technology in data acquisition

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Instruments

    Pros

    Hardware components are easy to install.

    Cons

    It takes lots of time to study about all the hardware.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. The work is good. It holds good only for a few teams. Again, its subjective to my vision of things. But, personally, I feel that there are certain teams which have good work. I am "happy" to be in one of those teams.
    2. Initial package is average or above average.
    3. Good work culture.

    Cons

    1. Hikes and profit sharing is not great!
    2. Not much of additional facilities, but considering the standards of India its ok. Most of the companies don't provide facilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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