MathWorks Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Pros
  • Great work life balance for the most part (in 59 reviews)

  • A nice work environment and support staff (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • Nothing much other than no work from home option (in 22 reviews)

  • Review process is too elaborate (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (15)

    Great company, mostly bad/lazy managers

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Natick, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and perks. It's mostly unheard of to get these kinds of perks. Having worked in both support and business departments I can say they are completely different cultures. You are free to come in whenever you want and leave whenever you want if you are in a non-support role.

    Cons

    Most employees are very lazy and leave for the day way too early. Many managers don't seem to care about their team. Some have no clue what their employees are doing/not doing. Compensation is not really based on performance, but rather meeting sometimes strange company metrics/goals. It is always hard to make improvements as management thinks you don't like current environment and you are against everything they say.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, don't turn them down because something is a company standard. Pay attention to their actions. Most employees are afraid to say something because they always get turned down or their ideas get turned against them.


  2. Great work culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Natick, MA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Natick, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MathWorks as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work with really smart people who are very passionate about their work. As an intern, I got to learn a lot during my internship.

    Cons

    The compensation could be a little higher as Boston is an expensive place. Apart from that, the company could try and include intern get together activities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. It's a pleasure to work at a company like Mathworks.


  3. Helpful (10)

    Good place to start or end your career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Natick, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The healthcare benefits are very competitive. The overall atmosphere is laid back and supportive. The campus is a great working environment with individual offices, decent sized gym,large cafeteria and lots of outside space. In my time there I met very few people that I didn't like. They do a good job hiring intelligent, collaborative and fun people.

    Cons

    It's a good place to start or end your work life but offers little to those who want any sort of career trajectory, which is unusual given it's size. The working from home policy is antiquated and makes no sense - it's a whim of the owner. The non health care perks are a carry over from the days when it was smaller; most people would take higher salaries over cookies, fruit & free breakfast

    Advice to Management

    There is little point advising management as it's a privately owned company and no-one, including senior management has an influence over even the smallest decisions. Zero empowerment at any level.


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  5. Perfect place to boost up your careeer!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Java Web Applications Developer in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Java Web Applications Developer in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    High notch technologies used. Perks and benefits are really great. Besides on campus facilities are also great!

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Upper management have made their software stable, they do not include juniors into their decision or tasks. Your growth solely depends on which team you join in here.

    Advice to Management

    Start including new comers into projects and allow them to learn your product and implement their ideas.


  6. It was a good experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Natick, MA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MathWorks as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment to learn and develop.

    Cons

    There was no downsides with working there.

    Advice to Management

    Really good management.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Self-asorbed company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cookies, subsidized cafeteria, offices with doors for those who rate getting a decent office.,

    Cons

    Self-absorbed company, too full of itself to innovate or improve its core products in significant ways.

    Advice to Management

    Churn things up at the top, Roy is a cancer who has =been in his position a decade to long.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Its really great company for new grad

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Awesome People and great minds to work with * Amazing benefits and perks * No Time constraint * No Dress code

    Cons

    Compensation is not really based on performance, but rather meeting sometimes strange company metrics/goals.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees views


  9. Helpful (2)

    Amazing place, full of geeks and learning opportunities!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love robots? We have them, help build them. Love code? We write it. Want a puzzle solved? Post it and have amazing answers show up within a half-hour! Want kind people? Look around.

    Cons

    The only real competition to working at MathWorks I can see is starting your own business or pursuing a dream like travel/music/writing/community service.


  10. I love it

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Core values - The company has core values that resonate with mine. This is a company where core values are not just a poster but something that you can see everywhere. Check the list on the company website 2) People- great genius people around, always ready to share. 3) Products - the products is what makes this place awesome. Knowing that we make a difference in pushing the boundaries of the human knowledge.

    Cons

    slightly more cautious than what I like - but since that ensures profitability, I am okay.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing specific. Nothing comes to mind.


  11. Senior Corporate Recruiter

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work with great people

    Cons

    none to share at this moment

    Advice to Management

    nothing



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