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Native Instruments Overview

Berlin (Germany)
201 to 500 employees
1996
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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Native Instruments is the industry leader in innovative, software, hardware and digital services for music creation, production, and DJing. Founded in 1996, the company pioneered the application of real-time sound synthesis on standard computers.

Today, NI ... Read more

Mission: Exploring the future of sound

Native Instruments Reviews

  • Helpful (15)

    "Toxic work environment. Unprofessional upper management and staff. Felt like high school all over again. Steer Clear."

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    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Native Instruments full-time

    Pros

    - Good discount on products (although not really a pro since discount gear doesn't pay the bills)

    - good amenities

    - talented team with good skills

    Cons

    - Higher ups do not care about employees at all. They will lynch you in a second and hire the next guy or girl in line who is eager to work for the company the moment you try to give input or suggest changes. I have seen many colleagues come and go because they did not agree on certain aspects of a project, and many negative scenarios and unethical practices/tactics to fire employees for no cause. Their marketing works in terms of making them look good externally, but from an internal perspective it's toxic, narcissistic, and a cesspool of people who think they are better then everyone else.

    - Lack professionalism and work under fear tactics.

    - Always telling you that you are replaceable and using "the brand" as a way to keep you under control.

    - higher ups gossip, and create toxic situations. treat regular employees unfairly and look to them as inferior additions to the company.

    - morale of the office is super strict and a bit rough to walk into after working here for a while. You really start to notice the self entitlement that the company prefers when they hire people. It feels like highschool again. Groups of "clicks" who gossip and pretend to be your friend but really, they are just there to drop the words "I work for NI" and "I'm a *insert job title* for NI".

    - hypocritical. their marketing suggest they want to help musicians and showcase a welcoming home but it is anything but that.

    - Zero support, training, and growth. They are not here to help you succeed. Instead, they are wait for you to screw up and not tell you so they can use it against you and toss you under the bus.

    - No valid reasons for staff firings and layoffs. I saw many of my talented colleagues let go out of nowhere. This is not a trust worthy company.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves and hire new managers. You guys run this place in the most unprofessional way and it is a shame that you do not invest in those who clearly have a passion for the music industry and the products that allow creatives to produce. Stop pretending and take responsibility for what your company is really about. Glass door is clearly exposing you all.

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Native Instruments Photos

Native Instruments photo of: Native's Los Angeles team taking part in the Copa Del Rave charity soccer tournament and helped raise over $20,000 for Grammy’s Musicares
Native Instruments photo of: Maschine and Traktor workshops in East Africa for the regions' next generation of beat makers and DJs
Native Instruments photo of: #TechDissect event together with @Saffron Records
Native Instruments photo of: Silent live show in Tokyo with RedBull
Native Instruments photo of: Sound On Sound awards for Best New Software - Kontakt 6, and Best New Performance Controller - Komplete Kontrol S88 MkII
Native Instruments photo of: NI @ Berlin
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Native Instruments Interviews

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    Supply Chain Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berlin (Germany)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Native Instruments (Berlin (Germany)) in March 2020.

    Interview

    Receive email from HR department to confirm interview date and time;
    interview with hiring manager in terms of part working experience;
    then i was asked to wait further information to get into face to face interview.

    Interview Questions

    • what did you do on your last job? how can you relate to this position?   1 Answer
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Company Updates

  • We're excited to introduce MASCHINE+ to you - our first standalone instrument! Congratulations to everyone on the NI team that contributed to making this happen! Get a closer look → http://bit.ly/2FcQ5pk

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Native Instruments Awards & Accolades

  • Fair Company, karriere.de, 2015
  • trendence Graduate Barometer - IT Edition, trendence Institut, 2015
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