AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third 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 9. This honor is a testament to NI's commitment to creating exceptional workplaces worldwide.
"NI's long-term management approach, known as the 100-year plan, recognizes that our employee contributions directly impact our key stakeholders' success and are critical to NI's overall growth, creating a great work environment and developing rewarding careers for our employees," said Dr. James Truchard, CEO, president and cofounder of National Instruments.
FORTUNE has named NI among the nation's "100 Best Companies to Work For" for the past 14 years and the Great Place to Work Institute has recognized NI branches including China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the U.K.
NI employees make products that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery for engineers and scientists solving the world's grand challenges. Because of NI employees' work building the tools of scientific discovery, customers are working to break the world land-speed record, monitor smart grids more efficiently and launch rockets into space.
"Our employees are our greatest competitive differentiator," said Mark Finger, vice president of human resources at National Instruments. "Repeatedly receiving this type of recognition both globally and nationally reinforces our commitment to creating meaningful jobs and careers for our employees."
As NI has grown to over 7,000 employees in almost 50 countries, the company's culture has spread beyond Austin headquarters to each of the branch offices. NI invests in its people and is committed to being a stable employer despite trying economic times.
About the World's Best Multinational Workplaces List:
Great Place to Work's annual World's Best Multinational Workplaces List ranks the top 25 global companies to work for. Qualifying companies must have been selected for at least five national Great Place to Work® lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide and count at least 40 percent of their global workforce outside of the company's home country.
About National Instruments
Since 1976, National Instruments (www.ni.com) has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI's graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company's long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.
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