MathWorks
3.7 of 5 305 reviews
www.mathworks.com Natick, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

MathWorks Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.7 305 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

MathWorks President and CEO Jack Little

Jack Little

(252 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good work life balance, best talented colleagues"
    in 41 reviews
  • "Mathworks has a good work culture and a friendly work environment"
    in 31 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work from home" not allowed (the policy states WFH allowed a max of 0-3 days a year"
    in 19 reviews
  • "The review process is largely a waste of time"
    in 15 reviews
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Excellent company to be a part of

Senior Sales Representative (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsInnovative and positive atmosphere. Big emphasis on R&D. Extremely loyal and excited client base , to point of being a MATLAB cult. Successful company, YOY growth since founding. Flexibility and and excellent work life balance. Amazing benefits packages and matching program for 401K. MathWorks invests in its employees for the long term. Tons of internal training opportunities, committed executive leadership team. Cookies on Friday! :)

ConsNot a lot of upward mobility within Sales. No flexibility in pricing and licensing models. MathWorks has a "my way or the highway" approach to negotiation which will likely cause customers to turn to competitors (they may not otherwise even consider) especially across the millennial workforce. Outdated licensing processes that aren't perceived as cutting edge in software industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpdate licensing policies to keep up with the times. SaaS based offerings would allow you to compete more aggressively in the market.

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

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Software Developer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at MathWorks full-time

ProsGreat work hours, friendly work culture and brilliant people to work with

ConsThere is nothing bad about this company. People and work is great.

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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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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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Good place to start a career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at MathWorks

ProsLots of very smart people to learn from

ConsLow financial compensation, rigid hieararchy

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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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application support engineer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at MathWorks full-time

Pros- Lots of opportunities to explore
- Great projects and networking opportunities company wide
- Excellent set of engineers from top-notch universities country wide

Cons- Too process oriented
- Annual review process is arcane and out-dated

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Comfortable, process oriented, not a lot of reward for extraordinary work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Pros- work life balance
- impact of your work, the products
- quality and reliability of projects delivered is high

Cons- Heavy reliance on process - slows down new ideas
- Low-average reward for star performers - keeps motivation at a low level
- SLLLOOWW career growth

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the ways you reward your star performers - make them feel special with monetary gains. The salary increases that come through the performance review systems are very low and have no way of rewarding exceptional contribution.

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

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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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Nice company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at MathWorks

ProsGood perks, stable company, nice work environment

ConsToo many reviews for seemingly simple tasks

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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