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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
Intern

"Great place to work"

What do you like about working at National Instruments?

"Flexible work hours. Good work/life balance"

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

"I'm stuck in a cube all day"

Web Developer

"Academic culture for academic people. Good folks. Somewhat limiting for career growth."

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National Instruments (35)

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3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (6,334)
Senior Electrical Technician

What do you like about working at National Instruments?

"The people and the experience of learning new things"

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

"Ask more questions."

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

"The benefits aren't the best"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Communication should be better"

Group Manager

"Poor pay great life"

What do you like about working at National Instruments?

"Great work/family balance. Young people. New ideas. Good people."

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

"Get a 4.0 and be technically astute."

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

"The worst pay in the world for a technology company. I mean seriously. The senior managers make less than entry level engineers elsewhere."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"SALARY HIKES!"

Direct Marketing Coordinator

"A Top 100 place to work"

What do you like about working at National Instruments?

"The laid back atmosphere and flexibility in my schedule to set expectations of getting things done on time, but not having to deal with stress of micro-management."

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

"Pay is less than comparable positions at other companies, great place to start a career."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Needs to be more incentive to consider staying once you've gained experience to get a better paying job."

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."

Application Engineer

"Low pay, much brainwashing."

Business Analyst

"Greatest place on Earth - for engineers."

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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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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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