MathWorks

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MathWorks Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
380 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent technology, great work life balance, Good Teamwork, No or less politics (in 59 reviews)

  • Very nice work environment in terms of buildings, gym, etc (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • Work from home" not allowed (the policy states WFH allowed a max of 0-3 days a year (in 22 reviews)

  • The annual review process is cumbersome and long, concentrating on 'areas of improvement (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent place to Work!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Development in Natick, MA
    Former Intern - Software Development in Natick, MA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and valuable experience gained from working with a fun and high-energy team. Plenty of opportunities for growth and to explore various opportunities within the Organization

    Cons

    Do not have any real cons to mention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to give to management. I am thankful to the management for all the support I got during my internship

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Quality Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer

    I have been working at MathWorks

    Pros

    The environment is very good. People are also very nice. Compared to company located in Boston, the location of MathWorks is much better.

    Cons

    MathWorks is a private company, so the salary or bonus may not be as good as big company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think all things satisfy me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Growing company.
    It's products, MATLAB and Simulink are changing the world.
    Great coworkers

    Cons

    the commute is sometimes difficult (route 9)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more work from home options

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MathWorks

    Pros

    Training is good for the new.

    Cons

    No cons in my opinion

  6.  

    Great Company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Applications Engineer in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Web Applications Engineer in Natick, MA

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

    Pros

    - people
    - work culture
    - work/ life balance
    - interesting work

    Cons

    - can be slow at times to decide on things
    - no remote work policy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Natick, MA

    I have been working at MathWorks part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible and lot of opportunities within organization

    Cons

    Complicated job titles; not as per industry standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing as such. Rest looks good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MathWorks

    Pros

    Very laid back work environment.
    Great location.
    Great benefits.
    You get to work with very smart people

    Cons

    Compensation is way below the market standard. Coupled with the living expenses here in Boston, you aren't going to save much.
    Too many meetings. This leads to slow decision making and also a lot of time wasted.
    Development processes are not very professional. There is hardly any documentation on internal tools. They expect you to just 'know' how to use things. Some times it feels like you are trying to break into an already established group of friends and are finding it hard to get all the inside jokes.
    Lack of consistency in coding standards/practices across the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward performance in a just fashion. Your motive should not be to try and pay the employee as little as possible and get away with it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Powerhouse of intelligence and relationships

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic employees: The company has a tough recruitment process, and it shows. Every hire is not just academically brilliant but also a good fit within the collaborative culture.
    - Relative transparency: For a private company, MathWorks does a great job of sharing information with its employees through quarterly meetings, an annual global kick off, and weekly team meetings.
    - Investment in individuals: Weekly meetings with managers are mandatory, and annual reviews offer opportunity for peer commentary for unbiased performance measurement.

    Cons

    - Limited opportunities: Unless some of the "old guard" value your opinion, you are expected to do your 8-5 and head home, without much room for new and challenging work.
    - Flexibility: In a digital age, a software company that doesn't encourage remote working is both an anomaly and one that could lose its best people to less rigid work hour requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Develop and share realistic career paths with talented employees you want to keep.
    - Offer work from home options, even if it's once a month, that help more with work-life balance than Wednesday breakfasts or Friday cookies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior software developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Natick, MA

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

    Pros

    Great product, good technology and good ambience, plenty of parking. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Growth very slow, compensation very low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MathWorks (more than a year)

    Pros

    very process oriented, great benefits, work/life balance, culture - they have a very in depth and thorough hiring process

    Cons

    no telecommuting, career tracks could be better defined

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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