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Native Instruments Overview

Berlin (Germany)
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
This company's instruments are native in the digital world. Native Instruments makes software synthesizers, samplers, and other digital tools for computer music production. The company's products include the Reaktor and Absynth synthesizers, as ... Read more

Native Instruments Reviews

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    "Great company !"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
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    I have been working at Native Instruments full-time (More than a year)


    I've worked for a lot of companies but Native Instruments truly rules. Native is continuously releasing excellent products that are equipped with top notch technology, developed with the latest tools the industry has to offer. Native is a well deserved market leader in all fields of their business as the products they release are exceeding the market expectations while continuously setting standards and trends before the customers even know themselves. Especially the executive board plays a tremendous part in the positive development of Native Instruments. With their expertise of classic management theories they are able to address all occurring problems without the necessity to listen to employees or industry professionals. They just know whats best and always take the right decision. Every management decision is explained by the CEO himself with full transparency and empathy. In my opinion he is a role model for every other c-level manager out there even beyond the music industry. Open doors policy is vividly lived and in the town hall meetings there are no taboos regarding questions that can be asked. I’m so proud to work for a company in which the executive board can immediately detect redundancies and is able to professionally undertake them. The executive hirings are also outstanding! New colleagues in the executive board don’t even need to know the market or have to be long with the company, they are just that professional to start their job from 0 to 101%.


    As a lot of people don't understand how genius you are and don’t value at which great place they work - some voice very unfair accusations here on glassdoor. The executives and especially the HR department could do more efforts to silence these opinionators and make everyone understand how lucky they are. Just use the classical management strategies like fear or loud voices. Furthermore get rid of more redundancies especially people with other opinions than yours and sue all people that telling lies about Native.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue with your great work and don't let this negative people get you down. You deserve better company cars and I would personally decrease my salary for you to finance those as i'm so thankful to have the opportunity to work with these great minds.

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Native Instruments Interviews



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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Native Instruments (Berlin (Germany)) in August 2018.


    I live in London but was applying for a job in Berlin. I applied online.

    I first had to complete a code challenge. The code challenge difficulty was very well pitched, I had to think about it a lot but it was perfectly achievable with some application.

    After the challenge, I had to wait a while for feedback. I think that this is mostly down to the fact that it was August and a lot of people were on vacation.

    I had a Google Hangouts interview. with the engineering manager and tech lead, which lasted an hour. Very quickly after this interview they asked me for a second interview with the wider team.

    Thankfully I was in Berlin shortly after this, so my second interview was in person. It was with three developers in the Native Instruments offices. We had a very interesting conversation about my technical ability and my ideal way of working, as well as challenges I had faced in previous companies. I also had a tour of the offices and a quick chat with a hiring manager about start date etc.

    After this interview, I was offered a job.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a crisis from a previous workplace, and how did you resolve this.   1 Answer
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Native Instruments Awards & Accolades

  • Fair Company,, 2015
  • trendence Graduate Barometer - IT Edition, trendence Institut, 2015
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