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National Instruments Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.7 592 reviews

95% Approve of the CEO

National Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO James J. Truchard

James J. Truchard

(466 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are friendly and you are encouraged to maintain a good work life balance(in 83 reviews)

  • The people are generally brilliant and the work environment is healthy(in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • below average compensation, below average work-life balance for managers, leadership lack perspective(in 13 reviews)

  • Organizational structure and consensus culture are huge roadblocks in the decision making process(in 15 reviews)

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    Awesome first job

    Applications (ELP) Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsAmazing office culture and plenty of opportunities to learn

    ConsAnarchy in Top management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A very good place to kick start your career as a fresher

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNI is a very big name in the T&M industry. In NI there are a lot of things that you learn as a professional as well as a person. You will be shouldering a lot of responsibilities and initiatives are always welcomed. You will be learning a lot of things that ll help you long term.

    ConsThe initial salary is competitive but considering the current economic situation, hikes may not be really attractive. There will be a lot of work pressure but that can be easily tackled if you're passionate about what you do.
    Team outings and other NWR events are on the lower side.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore team outings, company outings and more recreational activities in campus would greatly boost employee's morale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Skeptical of Their Intentions

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGood culture.
    Good colleagues.
    Flat Hierarchy.
    Seems to lend an ear to issues, but really need to follow up with tangible actions.

    ConsCompensations and Benefits are completely off the market standards. Whats worse is that the management seems to be blind to it.
    Too much emphasis on culture. I think they fail to realize that almost all American companies provide similar culture. Reducing salary by almost 40% less than market standards in the pretext that "Hey the culture is superb". Its ridiculous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to pay the smart folks better if you want them to stay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best places to work

    Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsI love the company I work for.
    It's consistently being voted as one of the best places to work for, from the past 14 years so that should tell that this really is a great place to work. Compensation is decent. I'm happy about my role and responsibilities.
    I'm able to maintain a great work life balance because of -
    1. Work hours are fairly flexible.
    2. Work pressure is not too high.
    3. The people I work with are very nice.
    4. The campus is in the middle of the city so I don't spend a lot of time commuting.

    ConsI don't know about other teams but I can speak for myself.
    I guess the work can afford to be a bit more challenging.
    We can also do with some more leadership in the technical ladder.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI'm sure you are constantly introspecting and evolving. As long as you continue to do that, we're good!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    National Instruments(Bangalore Instrument's)

    Staff Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsLess work though mostly NI propietry work beyond that I could not say any positive on this.

    ConsI was working in Bangalore R&D office.They electronically bugged my house..Entered in to my private space through survilance..Caused lot of problem's. Getting out of that company was became very difficult. Managers are not good. My personal and professional life was affected by all these.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease be ethical, treat your employees well , don't do all these non sense above.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Experience, great freedom to work, your time, your way

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGreat freedom to work, your time, your way

    ConsLess career growth chances. Slightly less pay, will pinch you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to clear the aim, where are we heading?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to work for

    Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    Pros- Great work culture. An individual can perform to his/her full potential
    - Highly talented and Considerate co-workers

    ConsWork doesn't come your way automatically. Each of us need to

    Advice to Senior ManagementEngage Dedicated senior technical staff in identifying business problems and continue to get work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smart place. Open culture.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsFreedom, Autonomous.
    Lots of learning (depends on team).
    Work with smart people.

    ConsVery conservative Austin management.
    Bad Office facilities.
    Not very good Local Management.
    Salary.
    Attrition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo Austin :
    Take bold steps. Being conservative hampering our growth rate severely. NI have got lot of talent, it is better to use them wisely.

    To local management:
    Think globally. Stop being cheap. Better work facilities. Encourage managers to come out of traditional project management and help them to own products.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    NI India Sales Organization- Terrible employer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOnly one- You meet smart people at the junior levels. Of course, they leave because the smart ones never get ahead in this company.

    Cons1) Leadership- MD and his team of cronies are perhaps the worst brand ambassadors of NI India. Specifically, the Operations Manager (also 'office manager'), Marketing Manager, Area Sales Manager
    2) Unethical practices- Selling to defense and other entities under the hood of 'alliance members'- Wonder if NI Austin even knows about it. If they do, and havent taken action, they're just as liable

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone- You cant advise those who have no capacity to change

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience, got to know the intricacies of instrumentation industry

    Applications Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsRelaxed working hours and good compensation. Being in applications engineering field, you get to know about business perspectives of technical industry too

    ConsEntry level job (not the intern though) has some customer support responsibility which may not seem appealing

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