Thread regarding National Instruments Corp. layoffs

It's getting worse at National Instruments

Things started changing in 2017 when Dr. T retired… Our new C-level-line-up is numbers oriented and everyone has become a number – the soul of the company has changed. The employees are seen as ‘expenses’ which was never the case before. Now we have layoffs and some really talented people with long tenures were let go – a lot of knowledge was lost and National Instruments will pay the price for such a reckless management move.

They also keep changing our reporting structure and we had a change in retirement policy – this move (retirement) has robbed many folks with 15 or more years of experience of huge amount of their retirement funds.

Also, keep in mind that NI always paid a bit less than the industry – this was compensated by good management, great work-life balance and meaningful work – it was a low drama and high drive environment and everyone did they best. Now, most of this gone – so why would we be willing to be put up with lower wages if compared with the industry.

They did make a move in the right direction when they added an extra week of vacation for entry level folks but they never did anything to the legacy folks – so now we got penalized as new folks are getting extra vacation and we do not. Anyhow, yes, layoffs are happening since the CEO changed and it’s getting worse to work at National Instruments. I hope things change, it’s time!

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Caught in the same R&D thing. Emphasis changing and restructuring inevitable. It was not an easy process; changes in who stayed, who got moved, and who was let go were being made up to the last few days.

I can't complain about the separation package. No bitterness, just some grieving at the personal loss of my daily routines.

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Post ID: @5Wglw+XexPnxt

This may be a prelude to selling the company or merging it with another one.

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Post ID: @5lepm+XexPnxt

Someone I knew worked there for 19+ years in R&D got laid off today.

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Post ID: @57bfb+XexPnxt

I was laid off today after 17+ yrs of working there. Word came from my bosses boss, had just received a raise previous month, supposedly not even my boss new.

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Post ID: @56hnb+XexPnxt

So true. They cut 100 people in Austin yesterday. "I work for the stockholders." - CEO

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