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79. National Instruments

National Instruments
Rank: 79 (Previous rank: 87)
What makes it so great?
During the financial crisis, management at the maker of measurement products took a larger pay cut than employees to avoid layoffs.
Headquarters:
11500 N. Mopac Expressway
Austin, TX 78759
2009 revenue ($ millions): 677
Website: www.ni.com
 
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Employees  
U.S. employees 2,545
Employees outside U.S. 2,592
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) -30
% job growth (1 year) -1%
% voluntary turnover 3%
Applicants 1,919
Job openings (as of 1/7/11) N.A.
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Engineer Staff 2 Software
$78,522
Most common job (hourly):
Administrative Specialist Staff 2
$38,131
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership No
Work-life  
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting No
Diversity  
% minorities 24%
% women 25%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 47
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 20
From the Feb. 7, 2011 issue
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. Revenues are for 2009 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees, except job openings, which are worldwide.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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