MathWorks
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www.mathworks.com Natick, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

MathWorks Reviews in Natick, MA

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.7 173 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

MathWorks President and CEO Jack Little

Jack Little

(144 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Natick, MA

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

Pros* Focus on quality - many procedures and steps for making sure we deliver great products
* When things go wrong, there is a process for finding the root cause, so it doesn't happen again
* Good work/life balance

Cons* Difficult to be promoted - you are competing with many very talented people
* Slow decision making - every angle of a problem is discussed before making a decision
* Natick-based - being closer to Boston would benefit many people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place for software engineers

Applications Support Engineer (Former Employee)
Natick, MA

I worked at MathWorks full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSoftware engineers are highly respected and regarded at this company. Technical abilities are very important to succeed here.

ConsCareer growth seems to be limited especially to get into the business side

Advice to Senior Managementpersonal growth

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Strong and stable organization that's committed to continued success.

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Natick, MA

I have been working at MathWorks full-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent, widely used software, team-based work environment and sustainable growth strategy

ConsSome in leadership positions appear checked-out and it deflates motivation levels.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open to change - it's an environment of policy and procedure and that can sometimes negatively effect entrepreneurial thinking and activity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Reluctant to change

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Natick, MA

I worked at MathWorks full-time for more than a year

ProsWonderful, caring, smart people. Strong culture with well defined values and strategy clearly communicated from the top down.

ConsVery cautious about trying anything new, i.e. never been done at MathWorks. Prone to analysis paralysis conducting lengthy RCAs before taking next steps -- applies to all functions and departments. Not very innovative or creative seeing no need to change or listen to best practices from other company experiences.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook outside your own walls and learn.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The Mathworks intern

Intern (Current Employee)
Natick, MA

I have been working at MathWorks full-time for less than a year

Prosnot matching my background, suitable for software guys

ConsGood working condition, relationship between employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No surprises, you know what you are signing up for.

Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Natick, MA

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

ProsWork Life Balance.
Some very smart people.
Great products and reputation within industry.

ConsNo work from home.
Tuition Reimbursement is not competitive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Intern (Current Employee)
Natick, MA

I have been working at MathWorks as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood Pay and awesome office culture
Dedicated People who deliver good quality of work
You will learn a lot working with your team and (if you wish) other teams too
Wednesday Free Breakfast and Tasty Indian food available always

ConsVery slow paced
No good training for interns

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great environment, flexibility of hours, but lack of innovation

Software Test Infrastructure Engineer (Current Employee)
Natick, MA

I have been working at MathWorks full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlexibility of hours, pay is decent, bonus profit sharing is great, great range of teams so you can find a spot in a cool team that excites you

ConsInnovation scares many people, trying new things is not easy, seriously need Google 20℅-like scheme, aging infrastructure causes more issues than solve

Advice to Senior ManagementBe open to new ideas, not every project has to solve every teams issues

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Documentation group is poorly run.

Principal Technical Writer (Former Employee)
Natick, MA

I worked at MathWorks full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMathWorks is a good company that pays fairly and has lots of good benefits. It's very successful, and can be a fun place.

ConsRather than help poor performers improve, they just fire people ruthlessly. You really have to drink the Koolaid. It's hard to get promoted. All of this is especially true in the Doc Group. There are some good managers, but most are fresh out of a remake of "Mean Girls." You can learn to be a good writer here, but if you want to have fulfilling tech writing work, go elsewhere.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The most rewarding and stable company I have ever worked for

Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Natick, MA

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

Prosthe People,culture,products,core values, and company outlook are outstanding

Consconservative in decision making, products can be difficult to understand

Advice to Senior Managementbe creative

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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