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A well-respected company with a solid product line and future!

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Current Employee - IT Professional  in  Natick, MA
Current Employee - IT Professional in Natick, MA

I have been working at MathWorks full-time for more than a year

Pros

MathWorks is a world-renowned company making the best tools possible. Highly technical and smart people.

My major kudos to:
- Quarterly (profit sharing) bonuses helps significantly with the base salary.
- Free breakfast/cookies/drinks.
- Nice gestures of appreciation (i.e. Ice cream day, annual MW weekend in NH).
- Extremely solid company expanding for future growth and reinvesting; job is well-secured.
- Nice, collaborative environment, friendly workers all around campus.

Cons

My major gripes:
- Too much micro-management, not enough trust. Can't get my work done independently and move on without being constantly bothered by another meeting, a process or workflow change, or the status of something.
- Lower than average base salary for doing a hell of a job.
- Not enough opportunities for in-house training or courses (unless it's MATLAB or coding related).
- Performance reviews are long and drawn out for a small salary increase.
- People need to learn to do their homework before escalating the easiest problems that can be fixed by the power of Google, even if you're not tech-savvy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management doesn't listen well enough to their team members who get the work done. Your opinion doesn't matter. It will be their way or the highway.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    An excellent place to work, if you like to be challenged

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant  in  Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Natick, MA

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

    Pros

    You will definitely be challenged and encouraged to take initiative at MathWorks. People who work hard get rewarded and those who slack off are gone quickly. You don't have to leave the company to get a good merit increase, and profit sharing is excellent. MathWorks is a great working atmosphere with small perks that help keep employees happy.

    Cons

    Although the company is trying to hold on to small-company values, it is growing rapidly. As a result, more blanket policies and formal processes are being applied which hinder creativity and innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue rewarding people who take initiative and work hard, and get rid of those who don't perform. Challenge the value of blanket policies and processes, including those trying to penny-pinch budgets. Some processes may add more employee labor cost than the expense they would save.

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  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Too much politics instead of innovation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MathWorks

    Pros

    Very good benefits, good culture and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Instead of investing on innovation and promoting new ideas, some upper management thinking for their own position and benefits. Therefore no new ideas are recognized, and no body get promoted. Some upper management are not familiar with different industry ad therefore they don't have the right idea to develop the right tool for specific industry.

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