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National Instruments Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
644 Reviews
3.6
644 Reviews
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National Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO James J. Truchard
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are friendly and you are encouraged to maintain a good work life balance (in 92 reviews)

  • The people are generally brilliant and the work environment is healthy (in 66 reviews)


Cons
  • Although the work/life balance was in general, sometimes the work could take over (in 15 reviews)

  • Organizational structure and consensus culture are huge roadblocks in the decision making process (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore

    I worked at National Instruments full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Considering my period of stay there, NI has been the best company to showcase ur talent. U will be judged based on ur performance

    Cons

    Nothing seems to be cons here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All is perfect till now

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at National Instruments full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    1. Lots of learning opportunity. The work here actually includes research.
    2. Excellent work life balance. Maybe the best in the industry.
    3. Extremely friendly environment. Everyone is approachable. You talk to ur managers as if they are ur childhood friends.
    4. Excellent Culture and values.
    5. Company is very stable. They have very limited market but they are leaders in their domain. They don't have to look for their competitors.

    Cons

    1. They don't differentiate between a developer and a tester. So if you are unlucky you could be put to testing team.
    2. Company doesn't want to spend much on its employees. They haven't increased their joining level salary for years now. So, they cannot afford to hire people from premium institutes anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being such miser towards your employees. Other than that you are doing a great job. Look for the areas where you can grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Work culture, but immature management (Very specific to NI India)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Freedom at work and opportunities to innovate and learn. Great responsibilities are showered

    Cons

    Management is not effective and is too egocentric. Does not evaluate on the basis of work but on the compliance of the employee with respect to the upper management. No methods to screen the performance. No rewards for performance. Its too centric towards the Managing director and doesnot function like a company but like a family business.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time

    Pros

    It's an absolute delight working here. You learn a lot everyday!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications (ELP) Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Applications (ELP) Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing office culture and plenty of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Anarchy in Top management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Skeptical of Their Intentions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Compensations 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 ManagementAdvice

    You need to pay the smart folks better if you want them to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    One of the best places to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great freedom to work, your time, your way

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to clear the aim, where are we heading?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    National Instruments(Bangalore Instrument's)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at National Instruments full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please be ethical, treat your employees well , don't do all these non sense above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage Dedicated senior technical staff in identifying business problems and continue to get work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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