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Working at National Instruments in Austin, TX: 31 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Austin, TX Area

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On average, employees in Austin, TX at National Instruments give their company a 2.7 rating out of 5.0 based on 31, whereas overall Average Rating of National Instruments is 3.5 out of 5.0 based on 35 National Instruments Review Ratings. The happiest National Instruments employees in Austin, TX are R&D Interns submitting an average rating of 5.0 and Application Engineers with a rating of 4.6.

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3.5
Average Rating
(based on 27 National Instruments Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.1
People You Work With
4.0
Person You Work For
3.5
Rewards You Receive
3.2
Support You Get
3.5
Way You Work
3.4
Work Setting
3.8
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"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."
Posted 8 years ago in Austin, TX

Working at National Instruments in Austin, TX: 31 Employee Reviews

National Instruments Employee

"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."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
National Instruments Employee

"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."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.5
National Instruments (35)

4.7 Highest Rated in this Industry is N2 Publishing (26)
1.9 Lowest Rated in this Industry is CareCore National (10)
3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (6,334)
National Instruments Employee

"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."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
R&D Intern

"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."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
National Instruments Employee

"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"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
National Instruments Employee

"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."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
National Instruments Employee

"Good intern experience. But salary is not competitive."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
National Instruments Employee

"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."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
National Instruments Employee

"Experienced career stagnation and technical-skill atrophy while working here."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Application Engineer

"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."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
National Instruments Employee

"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."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
National Instruments Employee

"Great place to work coming out of college, don't work there past your first promotion."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
National Instruments Employee

"Just not a lot of opportunity to move up."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
National Instruments Employee

"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."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Electrical Engineer

"I worked for National Instruments for 3 years. It was a great place to work out of college, and I was able to pick up a lot of practical hardware engineering experience, but after 3 years the glass ceiling closed in and it was time to move on."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
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