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great people to work with
Staff Mechanical Engineer, R&D (Former Employee), austin, TXJanuary 26, 2015
full of smart, fun coworkers, but less competitive compensation.
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Great work enviroment
Contract Layout Engineer (Former Employee), Manchester, NHOctober 25, 2014
Working for National Instruments was a great experience. Hours and quality of work were appreciated by management.
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Great place to work
Database Marketing Specialist (Former Employee), Austin, TXOctober 9, 2014
Pros: people, benefits
Cons: pay
I enjoyed my time at NI. Great culture and good people. I was on the Database Marketing Team. We sent out email blasts to engineers and then analyzed the outcomes.
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Great Place to Start a Career
Marketing Manager (Former Employee), Austin, TXSeptember 16, 2014
Good place to learn. Great work-life balance. Can grow compensation to a point.
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an excellent company to work for
INSPECTOR (Former Employee), Austin, TexasSeptember 13, 2014
Pros: people oriented
Cons: lack of controls in manufacturing
NI is a progressive company that supports the employee to advance with in company.
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Enjoyed working at National Instruments for 25 years. Exciting to watch the company grow from less than 200 employees to close to 7000 employees.
Packaging Operator (Former Employee), Austin, TXAugust 28, 2014
Pros: lunches for awards, and holidays
Cons: hard to take elevator for breaks and be able to return in 15 minutes.
A family type atmosphere. Employees worked together to help one another.
Management was there to help if there were any problems.
The hardest part of the job was to try and get last minute hot orders ready to ship before the deadline of the trucks arrived for pick-up.
The most enjoyable part was the company lunches,deck parties etc.
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Productive and fun place to work at.
Software Development Intern (Former Employee), AustinAugust 22, 2014
Everyday was a learning experience , worked with a group of very skilled intelligent people plus the NI work culture is really awesome.
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Great place to start or end a career
Applications Engineering (Current Employee), austin, txAugust 12, 2014
Pros: work-life balance, culture, learn new things and gain experience
Cons: going through growing pains so lots of change for the sake of change with no real target, poor compensation
NI is a great company with great people, but is muddled with excessive mid-level management and poor compensation.

You are given a lot of freedom to learn new things and move horizontally throughout the company. There is excessive mid-level management, an absurd amount of "kool-aid" and corporate marketing cheerleading, and poor upwards mobility. Compensation is ok, but does not move much and is a source of much friction within the company. Basically, you are told that the culture makes up for the lack in pay/bonuses...

Work-life balance in outstanding, the people are great, and I enjoy going to work. However, after several years, your salary begins to lose out to inflation and it no longer is an economical place to work.

NI is a great resume builder and first/last job.
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Great Solid Job
Event Logistics Specialist (Current Employee), Austin, TXJune 16, 2014
Pros: good people, open environment
Cons: 3/4 of the year it overly busy, to much workflow for the employees.
A typical day here is designing and creating Demonstration Units for Seminars and Trade shows. I learn Electronics, IT Solutions, Marketing Practices, and Project Management.
There is a varied amount of good managers vs. inexperienced, and we have a lot of both. The coworkers are great, most are experienced and willing to help out if they can, but the work pace is pretty high, and it is hard sometime to allocate you time.
The hardest part of the job is navigating the groups to find what or who can help with your project. Communication is also a struggle sometimes- everyone is so involved in their own projects, no one talks. I do my best to push communication, and this is key to program and project success.
I love the design and building of the equipment- this is the funnest part.
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enjoyable work experience
RF Technician (Former Employee), austin, txJune 11, 2014
great people to work with. The atmosphere was one of team building.
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Great Place to get your foot in the door
Senior Staff technical sales rep (Former Employee), Austin, TXJune 10, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: low pay
Working at National Instruments for the past nine years has left me with lasting memories. The friendships formed were amazing. This is a great place to get your foot in the door and then move on. The most enjoyable part of my job was being able to talk to customers and build trusting relationships with them. My co-workers are the ones who kept me going on the rough days.
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Good place to work. No office politics. Fun place.
Staff Project Engineer (Current Employee), Austin, TXJune 4, 2014
Good place to work. No office politics. Fun place.
Good co-workers. Chance to work with some of the best brains in the industry.
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Good place to start, but get out before you get stuck there.
Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee), Austin, TXApril 2, 2014
Pros: work/life balance
Cons: poor pay/benefits, upper management
The work/life balance is great, but overall most of the management is pretty poor, and the higher ups are in a constant posturing match for who gets to take over when Dr. T steps down. In general mostly good-great engineers and poor-competent management. I wouldn't recommend anybody stay there past their staff level promotion, but I could see wanting to stay there after you are senior since you basically don't have to do anything to retain a position.
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Great Atmosphere!
Medical Assistant (Former Employee), Austin, TXFebruary 3, 2014
Not only is this a great job, but it is located inside National Instruments. You get to enjoy alot of the accomendations that are offered to their employees. At this job you will inprove on phlebotomy skills and become knowlegable in allergy administration and monitoring reactions.
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Wonderful culture
International Sales Operations Coordinator (Former Employee), Austin, TXDecember 13, 2013
Pros: culture
Cons: low salary
I loved this company.. very nice people and work ethics.... good benefits
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Great workplace, great employees, fun environment and opportunities to learn
Senior Metrology Technician (Former Employee), Austin, TXDecember 2, 2013
Pros: new technologies, flexible work schedule, great people
Cons: salary, aggressive project schedules
Overall excellent place to work. Generally positive environment, be prepared to "turn the hat around" so to speak and take on different roles.
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100 top companies to work for (Fortune)
Production Manager (Current Employee), Austin, TXNovember 7, 2013
Great culture and smart officers. This is an engineering company with a small manufacturing site here in Austin, TX.
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Good starting place
Repair and Calibration Technician (Former Employee), Willow Grove, PAOctober 18, 2013
Pros: small buisiness
A good company to start a carrier at. Repair of used cable equipment is a good way to learn.
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Good place to work.
Senior Product Manager (Current Employee), Austin, TXOctober 9, 2013
Great work life balance. Below market compensation. Friendly coworkers and good job security.
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Nice experience in NI
Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee), Austin, TXAugust 31, 2013
Learner a lot of new knowledge there. Co-workers are all nice people.

About National Instruments

National Instruments Corporation is a supplier of measurement and automation products that engineers and scientists use in a range – Read more