National Instruments named as top company to work for

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Fortune magazine has released its annual ranking of the top 100 companies to work for, listing Austin-based National Instruments as number 79.


This is the ninth consecutive year National Instruments has made Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. The annual survey polls employees from companies throughout the US about the quality of their corporate cultures.

‘We have built a successful business with a fun, challenging work environment that is truly improving everyday life,’ said Dr James Truchard, NI president, CEO and co-founder. ‘With a collective focus on innovation, creativity, growth and continuous improvement, NI employees are truly inspired and driven by the impact we’re having throughout science and engineering. Together with our customers, we’re tackling some of the world’s most challenging problems such as global climate change, energy dependence and aging populations. This is what makes me look forward to coming to work every day.’


Google topped the US poll, following by Quicken Loans in the second spot and Wegmans Food Markets in at third.

Programmes such as Lego Mindstorms mentorships and the NI’s internal community relations department provide employees with volunteer opportunities to help them give back to the community. The Wellness Circuit programme and on-site gym encourage a healthy lifestyle, and activities such as deck parties and company-wide meetings foster camaraderie and a sense of community within the corporate environment.

In addition to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, National Instruments has been named one of the best places to work in Germany (Best Workplaces in Germany 2004 and 2005; Great Places to Work Institute), Hungary (Best Employers in Europe 2004; Hewitt Associates), Italy (Best Workplaces in Italy 2007 and 2008; Great Places to Work Institute) and the United Kingdom (Best Workplaces in United Kingdom 2006 and 2007; Great Places to Work Institute).