MathWorks
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www.mathworks.com Natick, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at MathWorks.

Interview Details – The interview for this position at MathWorks is a multi-step process. I've completed the first human resources interview over the phone. The interview took about 15 or 20 minutes. The questions were fairly basic including why I want the position, what are my qualifications, etc. They also asked that I describe my current work in basic terms that anyone could understand. There were questions about organization and dealing with conflicts in groups as well. I have scheduled a technical interview. It should be approximately an hour covering topics such as general math, C/C++ programming, MATLAB, and an engineering topic of my choice.

Interview Question – How do you deal with conflict while working in a group?   Answer Question

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I applied online - interviewed at MathWorks in February 2014.

Interview Details – First they take an HR round follwed by a technical round

Interview Question – All questions are basic C programming language and HR related questions   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at MathWorks in March 2014.

Interview Details – First round of interview was talking about my resume as well as the projects/courses that I am involved in.

Interview Question – There is no difficult/Unexpected question at this phase of the interview as it is behavioral interview.   Answer Question

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I applied online and interviewed at MathWorks.

Interview Details – I applied online and got video interview one week later. Same questions as the grassdoor mentioned. I was nervous and felt bad.

Interview Question – Because I prepared all the questions, I seemed to recite my answers. It was not natural enough. I am still waiting for their reply.   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at MathWorks in December 2011.

Interview Details – The hiring process for me was like following:
* It started with an initial email from the recruiter
* Phone interview with hiring manager
* Phone interview with colleague
* Onsite interview - presentation followed by interviews with about 8 colleagues for a whole day from about 9 AM to 4 PM. Lunch interview with one colleague.
* Reference checks

Interview Question – Was asked about software quality, information architecture, and describe my code samples. Was asked if I had any questions myself.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate the offer but was satisfied with the offer as such

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Applications Development Engineer

I applied online - interviewed at MathWorks in February 2014.

Interview Details – Video interview, just a few behavior question , for example, why do you think you are fit for this job? do u need sponsorship such as H1B?

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I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at MathWorks.

Interview Details – Submit resume through their website and get an interview several days later. It's a brief interview with a HR. It supposes to be an interview for 30 mins. But she finished in only 7 mins, which surprised me. Maybe I failed because the question, why do you want this job?

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Quality Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at MathWorks.

Interview Details – Technical Phone interview. Knowledge-based questions.
1, Difference between Java and C++ as regards memory management. Detailed questions about garbage collector in Java.
2, Override v.s overload
3, What is DOM

Interview Question – Every skill you wrote in your "skills" section in my resume is being asked   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at MathWorks.

Interview Details – Got a mail from engineering manager to schedule a phone interview

Interview Question – Nothing difficult, just asked the libraries I have used and my past experience   Answer Question

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Natick, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at MathWorks in September 2013.

Interview Details – Phone screen: Behavioral interview - was asked to explain my PhD topic in layman terms.

Phone technical interview: Regular questions from the MathWorks list (memorize, memorize, memorize; you can't wing an interview that requires greater memory powers than intellect).

Onsite-interview: I was accidentally assigned the same person as the phone interview. They swapped themselves for another interviewer. The new person was a smug youngster who unnecessarily made it a part-behavioral interview (the dude literally said "well you got ahead of me there for an innocuous additional statement I made about a problem he posed."). The questions are super-easy if you memorize the right things. Be prepared for some architecture/C++ nuances and you'll be good to go. (that is, if you really want to work in MathWorks).

Interview Questions

  • Explain first-order hold on given signal.   Answer Question
  • DIrect Form-II given Direct Form-I for a given filter (hard question if you didn't memorize what MathWorks expects you to memorize).   Answer Question

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