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Has an outstanding software processes that makes it easy to be at zero bugs!

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

I worked at MathWorks full-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

Great pay for the Boston area. Great software processes that lends itself to very high quality. Amazing in-house build system that automatically builds your code across many different platforms. Outstanding release management system and team. Excellent automated test framework that distributes testing across the company servers. Super-star engineers throughout the company. Great culture. Good chance of getting your own office. Insanely amazing benefits, including 100% up to 6% 401k match! Great bonus program. Good vacations.

Cons

Private company, so no stocks. Health insurance co-pay could be lower. Extremely limited tele-commuting policy. Can feel bureaucratic at times. Traditionally hired only engineers and only recently started hiring computer science grads, which means that some of the older code is not coded up as well as it could have.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    MathWorks provides great benefits and a solid work/life balance. I work with interesting people and there are a mix of cultures and backgrounds.

    Cons

    For some the commute to Natick is a problem. Natick is a nice town, but the campus is not located right off a major highway.


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

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Natick, MA

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

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

    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 Management

    - 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.


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