For the second consecutive year, the Great Place to Work® Institute has ranked National Instruments among the top 25 multinational companies to work for in the world. This year’s “World’s Best Multinational Workplaces” list ranks NI at number 16. Mark Finger, NI’s Vice President of Human Resources, joined other prominent executives from leading global organisations at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum for a gala event honouring the companies that received this recognition. Companies including SAS Institute, Google, NetApp and Microsoft also received this honour.
“NI’s vision-driven culture centres around a 100-year plan that sets guiding principles for our employees,” said Dr. James Truchard, NI’s CEO, President and Co-founder. “Our employees are located all over the world, but our shared purpose of fostering innovation, continuous improvement and dedication to serving our customers keeps us connected. NI’s continued investment in our people is a key way we differentiate, and invest, for the future.”
With its company mission to equip engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate innovation and discovery, NI aims to create a work environment that is both inspiring and fun for employees. NI employees make products that help customers design innovative medical devices, launch rockets into space and ensure successful operation of next-generation cellphones. For more than 35 years, the work of NI employees has revolutionised the way engineers and scientists develop systems that require measurement and control.
The award recognises National Instruments’ unique corporate culture and commitment to providing quality, meaningful jobs around the world. NI’s long-term management approach recognises employee success directly impacts the success of the company’s key stakeholders and is critical to long-term growth and overall company success.
As NI has grown from a three-man operation to a multinational organisation, it has maintained its entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature that spurs innovation in every area of the business. NI also holds the philosophy that a well-balanced work environment improves employees’ well-being and inspires excellence. To support that philosophy, NI offers its employees professional, personal and community development initiatives, volunteer opportunities and wellness programs and facilities.
National Instruments has been named one of the best places to work in America for the past 13 years by FORTUNE magazine and the Great Place to Work®Institute. Several NI branches around the world also have been recognised as some of the best places to work by the Great Place to Work®Institute, including NI Germany (2004-2005, 2008-2012), Italy (2007-2012), Japan (2011), France (2009-2012), Mexico (2008-2009, 2011-2012) and Britain (2006-2012).