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"A safe retirement home for ok engineers"

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Former Employee - Staff Test Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
Former Employee - Staff Test Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at National Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Can't get fired. Great healthcare. Innovative products. Fairly lax culture. There is a wide breadth of technologies you can gain experience with and there are a good amount of sharing of knowledge one can learn from.

Cons

Extremely conservative. Don't expect pay raises ever. There is little difference in work put in vs. career gains out. You're mainly at the mercy of upper management in terms of your career as the company is so understaffed that you'll simply be put where they need you right now. A lot of "band-aid" engineering and quality engineering and design process is never the expectation. Mediocre engineering is the norm here as accountability is close to zero. Extreme department to department differences in where the company places value vs value provided to company. Company acts as if it's still based out of the CEO's garage with 20 employees. Terrible cross-company messaging.

Advice to Management

Foster and hold onto talent rather than replacing with college new hires. Pay competitively. Employees work for incentives whereas Dr. T works for the love of it. Recognize the difference.

Other Employee Reviews for National Instruments

  1. "An excellent place to start your career. Top-notch executive leadership."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Loads of responsibility bestowed upon you early on
    -Comfortable company culture with lower stress level than other tech companies
    -Highly communicative, ethical, and open senior management
    -Access to lots of internal training and employee development courses
    -A company that thinks of layoffs as a last resort, rather than a first option
    -Nice perks at the Austin office like on-site Doctor, 3 cafeterias, sand volleyball courts, and serene nature-surrounded campus

    Cons

    -Financial compensation is on the low end
    -Performance bonus is based on company performance, not personal performance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring the best and work even harder to keep them compensated and advanced enough to retain them.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. The work is good. It holds good only for a few teams. Again, its subjective to my vision of things. But, personally, I feel that there are certain teams which have good work. I am "happy" to be in one of those teams.
    2. Initial package is average or above average.
    3. Good work culture.

    Cons

    1. Hikes and profit sharing is not great!
    2. Not much of additional facilities, but considering the standards of India its ok. Most of the companies don't provide facilities.


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