MathWorks

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One of the best companies to work

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Current Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Natick, MA
Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Natick, MA

Pros

High growth potential, advanced technologies, Open meetings culture., scope o put your ideas .

Cons

This is not for someone who likes to work alone. This is more of collaborative and team work.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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

    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. 6 people found this helpful  

    Low pay, bad management

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    Current Employee - Engineering  in  Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Natick, MA

    Pros

    You usually get a nice office

    Cons

    The pay is 30% to 40% lower than comparable positions at similarly sized software companies. The company uses a fairly arbitrary stack ranking policy so the managers are a bunch of butt-covering mediocrities who couldn't use a piece of software if their lives depended on it, never mind design and code up a piece of software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Are you still doing stack ranking? Honestly, what is wrong with you?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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