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Conservative, diverse and sustainable

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

I have been working at MathWorks full-time

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Products accelerate engineering and science, contributing to the altruistic cultural feel. Everyone has their own office and the campus is comfortable. Casual dress. Culture fit is very important in hiring, so collaboration has remained a key element in day-to-day interactions.

Cons

MathWorks will evaluate all steps before taking them. This may frustrate those who want to use the latest/greatest tech or tool immediately - but this evaluation also means that poor technology investments are rare.

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    IT department - Worst place to work in

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

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The quartery bonuses balance out the average pay. The company has good perks such as paid trip each year, and free snacks/drinks. This is where the benefits ends

    Cons

    The perks at this company comes with a huge price. You lose your freedom, autonomy, and self respect. In the IT department, every person hates working here. The management creates an environment of fear and constantly berate your skills and competence. The managers are very manipulative and there is generally, a culture of distrust. Criticizing your work and contributions is common, so they can increase control and manipulation. If you work in IT, you will be watched and tracked continuously. Every error you make (regardless of how small) is used against you. For example, if you did an installation that went well for hundreds of people, and one person had a minor issue, this will be tracked. Then management will keep berating you for this "horrible" error. They keep a record of every comment someone says and use it for power and manipulation on your reviews. For example, in one meeting (where I was not even a required participant), I was checking my emails on my Blackberry. Someone reported this to my manager and this so-called "issue" was used in my reviews. There is so much micromanagement of your work. They watch everything you do, and there is a general distrust of the employees. There is an unspoken rule that you are not allowed to question any of the policies or processes unless you have been here for 5-10 years. If you question any of the existing processes, you get singled out. There are so many unnecessary meetings during the day, that you don't have time to do anything else. Half of the meetings, you don't need to attend, but if you don't show up, Management will label you as a bad team player. There is NO work from home policy. It doesn't matter if there is a hurricane, a huge snow or a state of emergency, you CANNOT work from home. If you like any degree of autonomy, or value any amount of freedom, or a place where you can voice your opinion, please don't work here.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the employees. Do not let the managers take complete control. Stop having meetings for the sake of meetings, and minimize micromanagement. Trust your employees. We are professionals and don't need to be watched over constantly. Allow periodic work from home during inclement weather. This improves quality of life and makes employees happier.


  2. Helpful (4)

    worst experience ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer

    I worked at MathWorks (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Breakfast is free..you can get that in some other places as well ;)

    Cons

    Core Values(real skills): - Continuous Improvement and the Pursuit of Excellence : Kill anyone who believes in this before.Use design reviews as a forum to undermine creativity. Question intent and attack personality. - Respect and Invest: Respect yourself only and make sure new comers dont know about internal trainings. - Rational Workplace Kill anyone who demands rationalization with "MathWorks way" or even "Jack's way". - Learning and Self-Improvement Make sure your finacial self improoves. Poor sales guys and developers are supposed to work for our imporvemwent ;). - Credibility and Integrity: Make credibility by managing perception. Make sure your boss is happy with few peers talking good about you. Results don't matter. Anything screwed up can always be defended. Integrity: Its purposely kept as last value.This implies if for achieving other values if integrity is lost not an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Plan for the next 5 year trip to Hawai..


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