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Updated 19 March 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work/life balance with very flexible work hours" (in 234 reviews)

  • "Wonderful work environment with very engaging work around amazing technologies" (in 133 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be harsh espcially when involved with manufacturing related opportuntities" (in 34 reviews)

  • "Low pay plus as an intern you will not be given that many important responsibilities" (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Intern in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better pay, Good people around

    Cons

    Monotonic work, Small company ( size wise)


  2. "overall good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time

    Pros

    great learning opportunities, effective teams

    Cons

    work pressure, poor HR, poor admin

    Advice to Management

    try and retain important people

  3. "Nice place to work in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Instruments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and comfortable environment

    Cons

    Work Life balance is not as good as marketed
    Salary is subpar


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Once good , now not worth all the change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company was good in the past. Good benefits !

    Cons

    Very short sighted leadership ; Implementing all the outdated market strategies in all the functions. Very location based benefits and opportunities

    Advice to Management

    We all understand revenue matters, but there can be far more thought to the decisions being taken and stop favoring your resources to implement your decisions.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Work life balance, Not much challenging work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru

    I worked at National Instruments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Has a good work life balance

    Cons

    Work wasn't challenging enough. Had around 3x more time to complete a task than required. Very good company for an EC major, but not for CS major.


  6. "Software Technician"

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    Current Employee - Software Technician in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Software Technician in Bengaluru
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    life balance and the people are good

    Cons

    for a Technician life is not good meaning there is no growth for your self


  7. "SE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Good Tech, work culture and people

    Cons

    acc to me there are none

  8. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Good people
    Working in core domain

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of now


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Getting better"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good team spirit.
    Got better after removing the misfits, especially in the top management

    Cons

    HR - no positive contribution
    not all functions are customer focussed except sales
    Recruitment to get better - unable to retain talent due to salary deficit
    Sometime people who dont really do anything relevant to their roles get the credits, but recently that part got fixed very well

    Advice to Management

    There are better jobs that pay equal with much lesser responsibilities/work load. Employees are willing to put more effort but only justified if there is additional pay to honour that.
    HR intervention required to revisit salaries .


  10. Helpful (14)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every one is approachable
    If you are into fun activities and games, there is scope for conducting them
    Good camaraderie
    Good to work for 1 or 2 years as a fresher
    Location (It might no longer be a pro)

    Cons

    1. No definite roadmap other than fancy statements
    2. All the control lies with head office at Austin, Texas. They are rude and consider superior to other branches. No autonomy with branches. Every minute thing needs a nod from them. They don't want other branches to come up.
    3. Lot of politics when it comes to travel opportunities. Managers and seniors abuse and never let others travel.
    4. People are not valued. The concern is only about release(especially after new CEO took charge).
    5. Work life balance is pathetic for some teams. Lot of late evening calls with head office (almost on daily basis).
    6. A bit of sexual discrimination (men are not treated with equal respect as women)
    7. Unfair work environment. Many teams don't have a lot of work. They work from 11 to 5. Some teams need to slog it out with many hours beyond work hours. Yet there is not much of a difference in salary (1-2% difference in hike). Infact promotions are easier in large teams with laid back employees.
    8. Pay is a joke. There is no correlation between pay and the effort you spend.
    9. This is not a place for ambitious hard workers. Career growth is non existent. They simply don't want employees to grow.
    10. Employees don't get due credit. No transparency what so ever. Tech leads and managers will be all over the place and take credit for everything and mask the contributions of junior developers. (If you do 90% of a work, tech leads get credit for it. you'll get credit for 10% of the work you dint do).
    11. There is no confidentiality in the conversations you have. If you discuss something in confidence with some senior person, you will most likely hear someone else discussing it in the washroom the next day!