"NI is a place to start and grow your career. You are in charge of your own destiny and you will have many chances to create a great story. The culture is what continues to make NI a great place to work. It is an inclusive company where all voices are heard."
"I was the 5th employee of a startup and helped them grow to a multinational company. I loved being involved in the team process of coming up with creative and innovative ideas to improve or make something new. They were more like a family then they were co-workers."
"I've worked for National Instruments since 2009. The best thing about NI is the people you work with. I have been privileged to work with very smart people that are always willing to help. Leadership continues to change direction and seems to never really know what direction to take the company to. They keep making promises that never materialize."
"I've worked for NI for about 15 years. It has all the trappings of a big and stable company, but probably the biggest concern is the lack of diversity in the work. If you like writing device drivers, you'll be in heaven. If you want to control the direction of your career, you must be strong. A lot of people found it's much easier to go elsewhere rather than being pigeon-holed."
"I've worked as an R&D Intern for 4 and a half month and I was responsible for one of their products called NI ELVIS III."
"NI has always been a great place to work, but it has been going through some recent growing pains as it tries to maintain its historical growth"
"A company starving itself to death with bureaucracy. Employees are retained and promoted through attrition and risk adversity which has left the bottom 10% running the company simply because they were never required, or even encouraged, to accomplish anything productive. Systems are setup to inhibit resolution of any issue and preclude well developed innovation and initiative that would normally come from experience. The only available alternative to driving good behavior has been to offshore many jobs through attrition, finalized by layoffs, because it is easier and looks decisive in quarterly accounting in lieu of actual long-term growth. It doesn't matter what country employees reside, pay will be relatively constant but return on investment depends solely skill and environment. If you treat employees as incapable, then they will always be incapable, become less valuable instead of more and produce little over that period. Advice is to get the right people for the job, foster their growth and empower them to attain efficiency, effectiveness and job satisfaction. These are the few things good employees look for before they start questioning marginal salary and is far better than the spite some feel by being told they are working for a great company instead of achieving something meaningful."
"Good intern experience. But salary is not competitive."
"I worked at NI for three months as an intern. With a diverse range of products I found this company to be an excellent place to begin your career. The work environment was extremely friendly and I felt at home during my stay there."
"Experienced career stagnation and technical-skill atrophy while working here."
"There is a very good reason this is one of the top workplaces in the nation. They treat their employees with the highest level of respect. The office is a friendly and accommodating atmosphere. Very intelligent and motivated coworkers. The first company I ever worked for full-time, and I am absolutely certain there are no other companies like it."
"Wonderful place to start a career, I was treated really well, not like an intern, was always allowed to implement my ideas and I could always reach my supervisor in case I had any issues."
"Great place to work coming out of college, don't work there past your first promotion."
"Just not a lot of opportunity to move up."
"Company is great to work for but I feel somewhat trapped by the inability to advance my career. The company has gone through some tough financial times which limits growth potential despite the positive feedback I have gotten from my managers."
National Instruments has an overall rating of 3.5 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 27 National Instruments Review Ratings left anonymously by National Instruments employees, which is 10% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 81% of employees would recommend working at National Instruments.
National Instruments employees earn $64,000 annually on average, or $31 per hour, which is 3% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 19 National Instruments employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find National Instruments Salaries by Job Title.
81% of employees would recommend working at National Instruments with the overall rating of 3.5 out of 5. Employees also rated National Instruments 3.8 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.2 for Rewards You Receive, 3.1 for Growth Opportunities and 3.5 for support you get.
According to our data, the highest paying job at National Instruments is a Director of Sales at $140,000 annually. Browse National Instruments Salaries by Job Profile.
According to our data, the lowest paying job at National Instruments is a Clerk at $20,000 annually. Browse National Instruments Salaries by Job Profile.
According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at National Instruments to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.
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