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"Great place to work, but only choose if you want to stay for 10 years"

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Former Employee - Development Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
Former Employee - Development Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
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Pros

MathWorks' product is well established and the company has really good financial performance. Great people around. The product development process is rigorous. As a developer, you need to have formal, written definition the requirements and it got to go through internal reviews before you can start writing a single line of code. Good documentations support. It's a great place to learn Software Development. It seems to be *very* stable in MathWorks. People around stays for 10 years or more!

Cons

Standard big company, lots of meetings to attend, even it's not relevant to you. I have worked in the UK office, and a large portion of your time is spent on making phone calls with people in MathWorks US office, trying to explaining what your code means. Or the other way round, when you have problems using others' code. People stays there for long, that means it's hard to have a change there. My manager there has been a developer for 9 years before transferring to his management role. Another QA guy hsa been there for 5 years. These are actually young guys in the office. There are ones who have worked for MathWorks for 20 years.

Other Employee Reviews for MathWorks

  1. Helpful (7)

    "You will be hired because you are extremely strong in your skills. Management will make you feel less than adequate."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401K matching, quarterly bonus, interesting technical work, intelligent technical co-workers.

    Cons

    Extreme micro managing, lots of processes to follow. You have to work 'around' the meetings and the documentation. This means a very long day just to get your actual work done. No time for breaks or lunch, many people eat at their desks.

    Always need to do better. I have witnessed people work so hard only to be told that is your job, now do better than that. They want only superstars, but even if you are a superstar, you are not recognized for it. I think they strive on making you feel less than adequate so they can control you better.

    No flexibility to work from home. Policy is 0-3 times a year with management approval only.

    Advice to Management

    Give more promotions, don't be afraid to really boost your employees confidence.
    Too many procedures too controlling.
    Don't spend so much time developing more procedures, instead spend time encouraging and developing the people in your organization.
    Give constructive criticism, make the people in your organization feel valued for the work they are doing and the achievements they've met.


  2. "Overall it has been a great experience. As long as your work is done then you are left to manage your own projects."

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quaterly stakeholder bonuses are very generous and the atmosphere surrounding the six month release cycle provides challenges all the time. Other employees are usually wiling to help.

    Cons

    Diversity at MathWorks is an issue at least in development. I'm not sure if this is because there are not enough U.S. workers who are qualified to work there or if it is an issue with recruiting. It seems most people in development will be foreign born and I see this continuing in the future.

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