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National Instruments Reviews

Updated 5 March, 2015
Updated 5 March, 2015
696 Reviews
3.7
696 Reviews
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National Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO James J. Truchard
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relaxed working environment and good work/life balance; stable employment outlook (in 97 reviews)

  • The people are generally brilliant and the work environment is healthy (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • Although the work/life balance was in general, sometimes the work could take over (in 14 reviews)

  • Organizational structure and consensus culture are huge roadblocks in the decision making process (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    not bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Instruments

    Pros

    big desk and large space

    Cons

    nerd too many that do not talk

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A very nice place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at National Instruments as an intern

    Pros

    The NI culture borrows a lot from other places but at the same time differs. Everyone is friendly, the people are amiable.

    Cons

    Time-off policies can be a little restrictive for some people and you will find yourself working on various projects at the same time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, and remember to always be considerate of those you manage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Instruments

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing I can't think about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Comfortable place to work

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

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Relatively relaxed working style, nice managers and colleagues. Great work life balance. Good benefits, pretty city (Austin). You'll like to work here if you enjoy working in a midsized fast-growing city with lots of young Mavericks, and if you're okay with the typical mid-class salary.

    Cons

    Lower than average compensation, especially for software developers. It's enough for a mid class life but their employees are worth more. Personal development is restricted,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve compensation to attract more talents. Give employees a clear vision of the future of the company, and the success of employees themselves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Work- life balance, company culture, lots of intelligent people to work with

    Cons

    Salary increases are low; culture feels like it is changing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best company to work for. Freshers gets a lot of oppurtunity, well paid. Good work culture.

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

    I have been working at National Instruments

    Pros

    Good compensation for freshers
    Good learning experience
    Work/Life Balance is good

    Cons

    Hikes are less
    No good food in bangalore campus.
    Less extra curriculam

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is friendly, continue the good work.
    It takes too long for some of the decisions, please hasten up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Technical Writing Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Technical Writing Intern in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Intern - Technical Writing Intern in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    -Company atmosphere
    -Opportunity to work on interesting projects
    -Ability to get certified in LabVIEW
    -Great managers

    Cons

    -Pay
    -Lack of variation in work if not proactive enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow technical writing interns to utilize ability to work remotely from various location on the NI campus. Extended length of time spent at desk reduce productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Summer intern

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    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The environment at NI was exceptional. Everyone was excited to be working there and they were full of new ideas and explorations they wanted to discuss and share with everyone. In essence everyone was constantly learning not just in their own fields but also about one another's.

    Cons

    Commute from where I lived was a bit long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Hardware internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Instruments

    Pros

    Employer friendly, no pressure working environment.

    Cons

    Payment too low, working passe slow.

  11.  

    Application Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Instruments

    Pros

    every employee in NI sees his role as functional to the business of all the Company. You can share opinions with managers and be confident on a reply. I really enjoyed working in NI.

    Cons

    It is a sales driven company and working as AE you have limited visibility on careers opportunities.

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