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MathWorks Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
389 Reviews

3.9
389 Reviews
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MathWorks President and CEO Jack Little
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance for the most part (in 49 reviews)

  • Excellent, widely used software, team-based work environment and sustainable growth strategy (in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • Work from home" not allowed (the policy states WFH allowed a max of 0-3 days a year (in 21 reviews)

  • Annual review process is arcane and out-dated (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Wonderful company to work for. They invest in the employee as much as they do the company itself.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Comfortable work environment. Fun company culture. Great campus. Gym. Cafe. Solid benefits.

    Cons

    Not the easiest place to get to geographically. Some of the employees can be oblivious to the world around them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was great until sr. mgmt 'flipped the bit'

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

    Pros

    smart co-workers
    healthy business
    focus on improved quality will pay dividends.
    product helps the world

    Cons

    lengthy and onerous yearly review process did not match stated core values
    no "work from home"
    technology is falling behind due to mountain of legacy 'spaghetti code'
    personnel changes can seem puzzling, at best. Sometimes capricious; sometimes punitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ruling by fear doesn't lead to team loyalty

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Really good company to work for if you are looking for a happy go lucky environment

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Natick, MA

    Pros

    -Good perks
    -Good senior management
    -Possibly the best work - life balance

    Cons

    -Workforce comprises mainly of seniors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Start following standard practices for software development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good place to work

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    Current Employee - Applications Support Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Boston, MA

    Pros

    new ideas and concepts are being worked on

    Cons

    hiring process isn't that good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very engineering driven

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Natick, MA

    Pros

    Very dynamic cross-functional teams. Little to no hierarchy--often meeting with 3 or 4 levels "above". Broad application domains makes the place very interesting. Engineering has a lot of say in product development. Generally a good work-life balance. Company really takes care of its employees with great profit sharing, special events, and perks.

    Cons

    Needs to emphasize marketing way more in the product development cycle. Team outside of coders often spread very thin across multiple projects lessening their impact. Development takes up the slack. Projects are redirected often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better marketing to feed into defining products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow, Stable Company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Business Development Representative  in  Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Natick, MA

    Pros

    Stable, steady growth. Average salary

    Cons

    Lack of competition makes drive a challenge for some team members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

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

    Relaxing and fun place to work, not a huge challege from the CS side and a bit older culture for a tech company.

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    Former Employee - CSDG Software Development Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - CSDG Software Development Intern in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Relaxed work, 40hr work weeks, lots of activities and ways to get involved, great gym. All of my bosses and the people I worked with while at MathWorks were very nice individuals, lots of respect in the office and people really do seem to care. It has a strong sense of community. Great location for anyone looking to start a family, difficult for younger adults who want to live in down-town Boston. Parking was great on site, lots of opportunities to move up in the company and you can tell they really care about and value their employees.

    Cons

    Food was ok, people don't seem super driven at the company and are sort of complacent in my opinion. The computer science work that I did was not very challenging and most of the work I saw from other engineers did not seem extremely challenging or interesting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start a new product line, you do simulink and matlab very well, try creating a completely new product/software, you have the resources and stability to try it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mathlab

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    Current Employee - Applications Support Engineer  in  Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Natick, MA

    Pros

    Good technical knowledge in the employees

    Cons

    Stupid interviews and very less hope.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the interviews better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Generally above average company with average pay and benefits in the industry.

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Natick, MA

    Pros

    Everyone generally gets their own office in Natick.

    Good perks like wed. breakfast and fri. cookies.

    Coworkers are friendly.

    Frequent events both during and after hours.

    Allowed to drink at work. I see this as a respect thing and couldn't do this at my previous employer.

    Schedule is generally flexible, but I can see this depending on your manager.

    On-site gym (~$7/month). Brand new facility and classes included in membership fee.

    MathWorks products are used by every high tech company. Search the jobs here on Glassdoor for MATLAB or Simulink and see who's using the tools.

    CEO uses the same amenities as everyone. Same gym... waits in line for a shower in the locker room (not anymore with the new facility), waits in line for breakfast, for coffee/cappuccino and parks in whatever spot is available in the garage when he's not driving his volt. Installed multiple car chargers so he and other electric vehicle owners can charge.

    Cons

    Industry is moving towards 'unlimited' vacation. Not sure if this would be a pro or con with the ways it can be implemented.

    Base pay generally feels like below average and the quarterly bonus brings it somewhere between average and slightly above average. This means the bonus really isn't a 'bonus' when you consider it a critical part of your pay...

    Things feel painfully slow at times in a fast-moving industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some decisions can be better delegated to lower level managers. Everything seems to go to the top which seems wasteful and slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at MathWorks.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You will consistently be on your toes and have good challenging environment. Best part is for a person with Matlab skill it is a perfect place to go

    Cons

    There are absolutely no cons though some may feel it is less salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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