Top company by employee – 35 – National Instruments – Texas US
Industry: Manufacturing & Production – Electronics
Ownership: Publicly quoted/held
Previous rank: 45
2011 revenue ($ millions): $1,024
What makes it so great?
This developer of test and measurement tools enjoy its sense of equality and collaboration. “My cubicle is bigger than the CEO’s,” gloats one. The company gym offers 16 classes a week and two sand volleyball courts.
“The platform-based approach aims to do for test and measurement what the spreadsheet did for financial analysis—and—to do for embedded systems what the PC did for the desktop.” Dr. James Truchard
To harness the rapid pace of change and increasing complexity of engineering, you must think differently about how to solve your system problem.