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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
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
Software Engineering Intern

"Software Engineer InternshipImplemented kernel mode flash download support forCompactRIO productsParticipated in monthly sprints and sprint planningCommunicated with hardware engineers in order to improve flash documentation"

Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
National Instruments Employee

"NI is great for young engineers or R&D engineers. Unfortunately, most people with 10-20 years of tenure are not compensated or titled appropriately and are looking for new employment. While the culture aims to be youthful and full of spirit, it's also fading into the sunset as we grow and when you are old enough to have a family, little to no respect is given to your personal time... NI expects long hours, global assignments, and compliance without giving anything in return to its tenured."

Person You Work For 1.7 / 5 People You Work With 1.7 / 5 Work Setting 1.7 / 5
Support You Get 1.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.7 / 5
Company Culture 1.7 / 5 Way You Work 1.7 / 5
Windows Systems Administrator

"It's a good company, but I would only recommend it as a place to start a career."

Person You Work For 3.3 / 5 People You Work With 3.3 / 5 Work Setting 3.3 / 5
Support You Get 3.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.3 / 5
Company Culture 3.3 / 5 Way You Work 3.3 / 5
Senior Administrative Assistant

What do you like about working at National Instruments?

"They are a very stable company with casual dress code."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"They only hire the best of the best academically. However, being a culture fit is a huge deal as well. Be passionate about technology and pretend that you salary is not important."

What don't you like about working at National Instruments?

"If you are not an engineer you will go nowhere in the company. Most of their leadership is home grown which leads to lack of valuable outside experience. Their compensation model is not that great, they lean too heavily on handing out company t-shirts and small having parties in lieu of competitive pay."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would bring in more experienced external hires to disrupt the group think and I would pay employees more competitively. I would also let MBA holders be the business owners not engineers."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Director of Sales

What do you like about working at National Instruments?

"a few of the key people that get it and really tried to make it work"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"avoid at all costs! this is the most demoralizing place to work"

What don't you like about working at National Instruments?

"CEO has no clue what makes company work and has put $10M back into the sinking ship"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"run! try to get the CEO to turn over operations to mangement staff"

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

"Excellent corporate structure hamstrung by poor team structure."

What do you like about working at National Instruments?

"The corporate structure as a whole was conducive to personal advancement."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"That one should stress the desire to work in a team-based environment, be prepared to answer questions covering broad topics, and stress their communication skills."

What don't you like about working at National Instruments?

"The team that I worked on had a poor service agreement and a poor manager."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"That managers should strive to achieve a better understanding of the challenges that are faced by those that they manage."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Senior Engineer
Person You Work For 4.7 / 5 People You Work With 4.7 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3.6 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Test Engineer
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.7 / 5
Company Culture 1.1 / 5 Way You Work 2.6 / 5
Staff Software Engineer
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.2 / 5
Company Culture 2.1 / 5 Way You Work 2.1 / 5
Staff Drafter
Person You Work For 4.7 / 5 People You Work With 3.2 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.2 / 5
Company Culture 4.7 / 5 Way You Work 4.2 / 5
Software Technician
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.4 / 5
Support You Get 3.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 4.2 / 5
Business Analyst

"Greatest place on Earth - for engineers."

Application Engineer

"Low pay, much brainwashing."

Software Engineer

"Great place to start but not to stay too long"

What do you like about working at National Instruments?

"Great benefits package (excellent health plan, profit sharing, sick leave etc.) Flexible environment, very smart people."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"NI is used to interview only people with GPA 3.7 Expect tricky questions on your subject, be able to present different views and detailed analysis."

What don't you like about working at National Instruments?

"Flat strucuture with single big group (LabVIEW) sucking in most of resources. Hard to get promoted. Little diversity among the staff (absoulte majority is young, white, unmarried, recent graduates and alike...)"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Standardize the development process, diversify the people."

National Instruments Reviews FAQs

Is National Instruments a good company to work for?

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.

Does National Instruments pay their employees well?

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.

How satisfied are employees working at National Instruments?

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.

What is the highest paying job at National Instruments?

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.

What is the lowest paying job at National Instruments?

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.

What are the pros and cons of working at National Instruments?

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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