100 Best Companies to Work For
National Instruments
Rank: 77 (2005 rank: 40)
Get quote: NATI
  
Headquarters: Austin, TX
Industry: Computer Peripherals
Small Companies Rank: 23
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 514
U.S. Sites: 7
Website: http://www.ni.com
What makes it so great?
Employees at this tech-products maker have never faced a layoff. When they aren't hard at work, they play foosball, socialize with co-workers at onsite deck parties, and participate in the annual talent show.
U.S. employees 2,148
Employees outside U.S. 1,455
% minorities 25
% women 28
New jobs (1 year) 89
% job growth (1 year) 4
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 50
% voluntary turnover 8
Applicants N.A.
Most common job (salaried) Entry-level Engineer $57,991
Most common job (hourly) Material Handler $26,090
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.