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Great people, open, relaxed, friendly, strong company culture, management is very open and communicative.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

Pros

The first thing that i like about National Instruments is how friendly and open everyone is. NI hires 100-200 young graduates every year into &D and its ELP program and so there are many young people at work. NI has a strong company culture that rewards creativity and hardwork. However, you certainly have to set yourself apart from the crowd to get noticed. People that make their mark are given swift promotions and lot of responsibility. People who cannot fit into this system tend to quit early.

NI has many layers of management but there seems to be very little bureaucracy. Most managers are very approachable and open. Upper management makes a lot of effort to communicate business decisions and the company's financial condition to all employees on a regular basis. In general, employees trust them to make good decisions.

Cons

Compensation seems to be lower than comparable jobs at other companies. However, this is offset somewhat by a good benefits package and a lot of job security. During the 2009 economic downturn, all employees took a 5% paycut (and the management team took a 10% paycut), to avoid layoffs.

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    Great company, fun and smart coworkers, good work life balance, flexible schedule

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Austin, TX (US)

    Pros

    Hiring and investing in college grads creates collaborative and loyal employees who tend to stay with the company.

    Cons

    With more competitive compensation packages at other companies, tension can be created when other IT companies are significantly offering more.

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    Engineering excellence given the opportunity

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    Current Employee - Staff Test Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Test Engineer

    Pros

    Fun work place. Industries we serve are wide spread leading to broad opportunity for learning technologies. Close interaction with R&D.
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    Cons

    The work force is of varying experience levels, leading to mis steps occasionally. Too much varied work leads to not enough time to satisfactorily complete projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend money on tools.
    Improve core proprietary technologies in ways that matter (Zoom in LabVIEW!!).
    Invest in staffing to allow proper focus on quality.

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