MathWorks

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MathWorks Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
362 Reviews
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362 Reviews
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MathWorks President and CEO Jack Little
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent technology, great work life balance, Good Teamwork, No or less politics (in 59 reviews)

  • Very nice work environment in terms of buildings, gym, etc (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • Work from home" not allowed (the policy states WFH allowed a max of 0-3 days a year (in 22 reviews)

  • The annual review process is cumbersome and long, concentrating on 'areas of improvement (in 20 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supportive work environment, great culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Maybe it depends on the team, but the group of people that I work with always seem enthusiastic and willing to help. Company really seems to be driven by core values. Flip side to strict work from home policy is that you are not expected to do work at home, which gives great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Work from home policy is very strict, even for long distance commuters. Otherwise, not much negative to say. Process might not be a good fit for some.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company for folks that do not want to work that hard.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Natick, MA

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Easy work environment. Excellent benifits.

    Cons

    VERY slow to change. Most of management are original people. New ideas not really welcomed. Career path very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add some new folks to the management team. Jack need to allow more decisions be made by his management team. He still makes ALL decisions. Very slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Natick, MA

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This place is the most rational place I've ever worked. There are no penalties for not being perfect, everyone constantly supports you and moves as a whole towards improving process, product and communication. If you disagree with someone on anything (design, plan, process,) you just say so, give rational reasons why and then work out the best way to moving forward with whatever it is. Combine that with management who actually listen and care about the individuals in the trenches and you have a great place, fun and insane loyalty. Seriously...the CEO is respected and almost idolized. The chief scientist has fanboys at conventions! It's terrific!

    Cons

    If you like fast-paced startups that turn on a dime, this place is not for you. Not all the teams are "slow", but being rational means being careful and looking at all the angles before taking steps towards a plan. The belief is that there is one "right thing" for every problem. They try very hard to find it each time. That can make progress seem sluggish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep the culture alive as the company grows. Not the perks and parties...I'm talking about the core values...never let them go, never trim them down, never stop holding people up to them. Never let them become dogma or rhetoric.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA

    I have been working at MathWorks (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Really smart people
    Great company culture
    Feel doing something important
    Great upper management
    Great product, customers love it

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity for some roles
    Lots of review slow down innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrative in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrative in Natick, MA

    I worked at MathWorks as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment, great schedule, awesome team

    Cons

    I found nothing wrong with the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    very good working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MathWorks

    Pros

    everyone has individual room, even intern

    Cons

    I didn't figure out any cons

  8.  

    Amazing Intern Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Natick, MA

    I have been working at MathWorks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work that MathWorks does is pretty awesome and you end up learning a lot. Most developers are young and are quite brilliant. The atmosphere is pretty laid back and there doesn't seem to be too much pressure on people. Close to Boston, which is a very happening town.

    Cons

    Sometimes people take a lot of time to respond, which might be due to the laid back attitude in general. Also the salary is probably a little lower than the industry average.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work.. Very friendly and Collaborative work environment.. Makes great progress and develops cool products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MathWorks as an intern

    Pros

    They offer a pretty good compensation and offer excellent facilities for the employees working there.. Highly flexible work timings and also the Company is located in a beautiful industrial area... On the whole, It is a competitive and challenging place to work and make your presence felt... You will gain a very valuable work experience.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Natick, MA

    I worked at MathWorks full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    match my background, pay good, environment is good, people are supportive, work under no pressure

    Cons

    sitting too much a day, use brain all day long, too many meetings(waste of time), almost no time for lunch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not too much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MathWorks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good infrastructure, fantastic office, great work culture

    Cons

    Not many that I can mention, slow working style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much, I am satisfied with this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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