MathWorks

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A place where you can make a difference every day

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

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

Pros

There's a reason so many people apply for jobs at MathWorks. And there's a reason so many stay for a long time.
+ Your opinion matters - even (perhaps especially) if you just started.
+ Lots of interesting projects, collaboration with other teams, and an opportunity to shine
+ A culture of respecting and investing in each other
+ Great work environment with individual offices, new facilities, and many perks
+ Profitable every quarter with a generous profit sharing plan

Cons

This isn't the right place for someone who:
+ wants a lofty title. MathWorks is a somewhat flat organization where titles aren't really used.
+ needs to work from home regularly. Work from home is generally limited to three times a year.
+ is a loner who likes to work independently. It's all about collaboration.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay the course!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    If you fit the culture, MathWorks is the best. If not, move on...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Natick, MA

    I worked at MathWorks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Products that make a difference in the world
    - Bright and challenging co-workers
    - Financially successful private company with enormous cash reserves. No need to worry about MW going out of business for a long, long time
    - Nice facilities (campus, FitWorks, cafe)
    - Generous traditions (yearly Mt Washington family trip, 5-year 'big trips', Wednesday breakfast, cookies)
    - If your management chain likes you, you can take on lots of responsibility, change processes, and have lots of fun.

    Cons

    - Review process is tortuous. From January to May, everyone dreads writing their self-review. Mid-level managers have god-awful meetings to mud-wrestle with their peers to rank each member of their team against individuals from other team. It's just false - comparing apples to oranges. And, no one really has adequate knowledge to make these judgments. In reality, senior management identifies which stars to reward and which low-performers to cull out.
    - Having multiple levels of the stakeholder (profit-sharing) program doesn't pass the sunlight test.
    - MathWorks has had layoffs. If the economy takes a downturn and you aren't getting high ratings, be prepared to look for a new job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Don't micromanage and don't pit managers against each other. Allow mid-level management control over the review ratings of their team, then judge the manager on the team's success or failure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Stable Company.

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

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, friday cookies, Summer outings, wednesday breakfasts, Quaterly Bonuses.

    Cons

    Average gross pay. Review system is a waste of time. Managers will decide the rating way before the employees writing their reviews, so it's a mere waste. Promotions are based on the seniority and not based on skill set.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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