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A safe retirement home for ok engineers

Staff Test Engineer (Former Employee) Austin, TX (US)

ProsCan'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.

ConsExtremely 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 Senior ManagementFoster 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Technology BUT i was in the wrong team.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at National Instruments

    Pros: - Great IT systems to function independently as an AE - R&D counterparts are rather brilliant in technical competence - Documentation and technical articles… Cons: - Team that i was working with has zilch technical knowledge. e.g asked an engineer whether he knows what is firmware and he said no.… Advice to Senior Management: - Turnover is high and that should be an indicator. So, look at the front panel and do something… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Beware of Applications Engineering

    Applications Engineer (Former Employee) Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at National Instruments full-time

    Pros: Good place to work if you are a suck up Cons: Very Political, core culture is only skin deep, Mangement will… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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