MathWorks

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A company that is technically savvy and has a sound business model, a rare combination!

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

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

Pros

- Company core values are demonstrated everyday, it's not just words on the webpage. One reason I joined was the opportunity for professional growth, not only do they have courses, but the management and employees are knowledgeable and are great examples and mentors for the skills taught.
- No politics: everyone is here to help the company and their co-workers succeed.
- Profitable company that shares its success with the employees through a stakeholder bonus.
- Decisions are not made on a whim, they are analyzed and understood before taking action. Decisions can take a while with this approach but overall it is a smart way to do business.
- intelligent employees that respect your intelligence

Cons

- As mentioned above, sometimes decisions can take a little longer than you might like; but is worth it in the end.
- Standard procedures that have been well vetted and exist in some areas of the company, but not all.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    friendly smart people who struggle with change and innovation

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    Current Employee - Staffing in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Staffing in Natick, MA

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

    Pros

    friendly, supportive, learning culture; conservative and generous fiscally; extremely profitable

    Cons

    philosophy seems to be if it's not broken why fix it but risk missing out on innovation and creativity; some analysis paralysis works against implimentation of new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a leadership development culture for the next generation that will support innovation and creativity; learn how to embrace and implement true strategic planning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 12 people found this helpful  

    Too much micromanagement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA

    I worked at MathWorks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cookies, free breakfast, company outing, nice office, good cafeteria, stable company. I loved the cookies!

    Cons

    This is a good solid company with alot of potential, but I disliked working here. Management watches over you like a hawk. There is alot of micromanagement. They don't allow you to work from home at all. Career advancement is vitually none. Seniority is based on your number of years, and they treat new people (new = under 3 years) like they don't count . You can't voice your opinion or challege any of the antiquated process. Their answer is basically "It's the Mathworks way" which means shut up or I'll get you in trouble. There are meetings after meeting after meeting and most of them are a waste of time. However, you have to go or someone will tell your manager and get you in trouble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dead weight. Just because someone has been there for 10 years doesn't mean they are adding value. ALlow new people to challenge the new process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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