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A pretty good place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

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

Pros

The culture at NI is pretty solid. Everything is low-key, the R&D side has a lot of leeway and things are pretty low stress. People genuinely like going to work here. I make my own hours, don't put in much over 40 hours a week, and while it's not company policy I can occasionally work from home when needed. All the managers in my group have been great and give a lot of autonomy to developers.

Cons

You can make a lot more money elsewhere. NI knows their culture is great and that they have very little turnover, so they don't have a lot of incentive to adequately compensate long time employees. I've been here 13 years and could probably make 40-50% more at another company.

Management is ultra-conservative. This has allowed NI to weather a lot of the recent economic storms, but there always seems to be some new future uncertainty which gives them the excuse to continue trying to save money. Vacation carryover is still capped at 40 hours, 5 years after the temporary policy was put in place.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward your employees who stuck with you through the bad times.

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    Nice relaxed workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I was just interning at one of their offices but the overall experience was great. Everyone was really nice and it seemed like a relaxed workplace, no management breathing down your neck nor nagging you all the time to work faster, harder

    Cons

    Not really something to complain about but from what I noticed, in the office where I interned there are not too many chances of advancing professionally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    great co-workers
    ok money
    100 yr plan

    Cons

    low salary and no bonus
    inexperienced management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more to good employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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