MathWorks

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10 people found this helpful  

There's a lot to like, but also a huge amount of maintenance.

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Natick, MA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Natick, MA

I worked at MathWorks full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Many excellent perks.
Low "Dilbert factor"
Many excellent people
Great building, facilities
Great pay, benefits
Many challenging aspects of the work
Learned a lot

Cons

Heavy workload and lots of pressure. And the pressure only increases.

Although I was ostensibly hired to build a new product, there was still a HUGE amount of maintenance to be done on the huge amount of existing code.

Very strong culture. Which is a strength in some ways, but it also means that only a "certain kind of person" is a good fit. Are you that kind of person? Ask a lot of questions. And don't assume that MathWorks is uniformly great in all groups.

Much of the code in my area (Simulink) was overly complex. Entire frameworks were created to insulate business logic from technology choices (e.g., Java implementation, Qt implementation). Result: a large amount of work was typically required to implement even the simplest feature.

In my group, management did not have very good management skills. Running the new project seemed to be an "afterthought"...the top job was making all the bug-fix numbers. And the new project ended up getting canceled.

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Amazing how a place with so many cool perks and generally nice people can feel so grim, empty and soulless.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good company. Don't stay too long

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MathWorks

    Pros

    Stability. Company is privately held.

    Cons

    Lack of empowerment. No decision making capability

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    Enable your people to make decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good working place

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    Former Employee - Intern in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Natick, MA

    I worked at MathWorks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good for college graduates.
    Work with smart people, in stress free environment.

    Cons

    Slow career improvements. Hard to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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