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Helpful (3)

Good Work and People, Company Becoming Dinosaur

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

I have been working at MathWorks full-time (more than 10 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

* Lots of different product areas provide opportunities for technical growth and diversity
* Mostly interesting work
* Strong people in all areas of the company
* Good benefits
* Good work/life balance

Cons

* Can be easy to pigeon-hole oneself technically (especially with MATLAB)
* No remote work allowed
* One too many levels of management, too many meetings
* Micro-management of worker's time and tasks
* Unclear vision with respect to web and open-source

Advice to Management

It seems that in 1992 or so, MathWorks must have looked at what it was doing, loved it, and "froze" this as the "company culture". The problem is that when these things are put into training and imposed top-down, they no longer count as culture but instead as company policy. My advice is to benchmark these policies with modern, successful software companies and adjust them, dropping the pretense that things like "no remote work" is culture that we all embrace at the company.

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  1. It was an awesome experience for me

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time

    Pros

    Work Culture is nice and people are really supportive

    Cons

    I could not find any cons in the company

  2. Helpful (4)

    check the cultural fit before you commit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    strong culture; financially strong; great people; strong problem solving skills; very successful financially

    Cons

    slow to embrace change; not innovative; too internally focused; most successful employees are those hired directly from university because they are "built to suit the culture" and happy to "drink the Cool Aid";

    Advice to Management

    Understand how other successful companies do it before passing judgement; learn to delegate and make decisions more quickly

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