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Great place to work, but only choose if you want to stay for 10 years

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Former Employee - Development Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
Former Employee - Development Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

I worked at MathWorks

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

MathWorks' product is well established and the company has really good financial performance. Great people around. The product development process is rigorous. As a developer, you need to have formal, written definition the requirements and it got to go through internal reviews before you can start writing a single line of code. Good documentations support. It's a great place to learn Software Development. It seems to be *very* stable in MathWorks. People around stays for 10 years or more!

Cons

Standard big company, lots of meetings to attend, even it's not relevant to you. I have worked in the UK office, and a large portion of your time is spent on making phone calls with people in MathWorks US office, trying to explaining what your code means. Or the other way round, when you have problems using others' code. People stays there for long, that means it's hard to have a change there. My manager there has been a developer for 9 years before transferring to his management role. Another QA guy hsa been there for 5 years. These are actually young guys in the office. There are ones who have worked for MathWorks for 20 years.

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  1. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer

    I have been working at MathWorks

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology that is development driven - gives the ability to become a much more rounded and customer focused engineer

    Cons

    Becoming a bit more big USA corporate in places


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    You will be hired because you are extremely strong in your skills. Management will make you feel less than adequate.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at MathWorks

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401K matching, quarterly bonus, interesting technical work, intelligent technical co-workers.

    Cons

    Extreme micro managing, lots of processes to follow. You have to work 'around' the meetings and the documentation. This means a very long day just to get your actual work done. No time for breaks or lunch, many people eat at their desks.

    Always need to do better. I have witnessed people work so hard only to be told that is your job, now do better than that. They want only superstars, but even if you are a superstar, you are not recognized for it. I think they strive on making you feel less than adequate so they can control you better.

    No flexibility to work from home. Policy is 0-3 times a year with management approval only.

    Advice to Management

    Give more promotions, don't be afraid to really boost your employees confidence.
    Too many procedures too controlling.
    Don't spend so much time developing more procedures, instead spend time encouraging and developing the people in your organization.
    Give constructive criticism, make the people in your organization feel valued for the work they are doing and the achievements they've met.


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