AUSTIN, TX-National Instruments (NI) has advanced 34 spots on the national 100 best companies list since last year. This recognition adds to NI's recent No. 18 ranking onFortune magazine's list of 25 best multinational workplaces.

For the 13th consecutive year,Fortune magazine has included National Instruments in its annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. This national recognition is based on an annual survey that randomly polls employees from hundreds of companies regarding the quality of their corporate cultures and filters results through strict criteria to select the best workplaces.

This honor builds on a consistent pattern of worldwide recognition for NI. The company was also recently included as one of the top 25 companies inFortune magazine's list of The World's Best Multinational Workplaces. In addition to the U.S. and global awards, the Great Place to Work Institute, which compiles the list of best employers forFortune magazine each year, named National Instruments as one of the best places to work in six other countries during the last year. NI offices that received the honors included Germany, Italy, France, Japan, Mexico and the United Kingdom.