National Instruments Reviews

Updated 30 October, 2014
Updated 30 October, 2014
631 Reviews
3.6
631 Reviews
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National Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO James J. Truchard
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are friendly and you are encouraged to maintain a good work life balance (in 92 reviews)

  • The people are generally brilliant and the work environment is healthy (in 66 reviews)


Cons
  • Although the work/life balance was in general, sometimes the work could take over (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    A very nice place to work at

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  2.  

    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

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    They trained me too well. 3 years later everyone is willing to pay me more than NI.

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and work with talented people. They invest heavily on your training. Management is friendly and smart. Decent site in Austin. NI week is very enjoyable for employees.

    Cons

    They claim to hire only the best an brigtest. They hire above average performers, but they pay below average salaries. NI invests very cautiosly, you'll never see growth higher than 20% YoY, bonus will be small. If you work harder than everyone you won't get any rewards. Half of the skills you learn are non transferable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay above average salaries. Let R&D work closer with customers. Stop worrying about stability and start investing more aggressively where it makes sense.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Work Culture and excellent place to start your professional career

    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work culture.
    Friendly co workers.
    Great scope to learn a lot.

    Cons

    One of the cons which I felt was the pay offered by National Instruments is very less, for the amount of work they require you to do the compensation is very less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider increasing the compensation rate, it is one dark spot in an otherwise good workplace.

  6.  

    Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at National Instruments full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    1. Lots of learning opportunity. The work here actually includes research.
    2. Excellent work life balance. Maybe the best in the industry.
    3. Extremely friendly environment. Everyone is approachable. You talk to ur managers as if they are ur childhood friends.
    4. Excellent Culture and values.
    5. Company is very stable. They have very limited market but they are leaders in their domain. They don't have to look for their competitors.

    Cons

    1. They don't differentiate between a developer and a tester. So if you are unlucky you could be put to testing team.
    2. Company doesn't want to spend much on its employees. They haven't increased their joining level salary for years now. So, they cannot afford to hire people from premium institutes anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being such miser towards your employees. Other than that you are doing a great job. Look for the areas where you can grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome internship!

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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

    Great community, facility, and intern events

    Cons

    Pay can be a little low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bump your intern salary!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun Place to Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Instruments

    Pros

    great work-life balance, considerate managers and employees, strong system of company values, fun location (Austin)

    Cons

    As an intern, I didn't see many cons in the company. I grew as a software engineer while I was there and developed good connections with other employees. I have heard indirectly that competitive salaries are a concern.

  9.  

    none

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

    I worked at National Instruments full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Software and hardware are integrated seamlessly

    Cons

    There nothing to be added here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    National Instuments

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at National Instruments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice environment
    balanced life
    enjoyment
    life is good

    Cons

    Perks are more than Cons
    pay is good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, cares about its people

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    Former Employee - RF Engineer Intern
    Former Employee - RF Engineer Intern

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

    Pros

    The people were great and it was a very good learning opportunity

    Cons

    The pay was a bit low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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