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MathWorks Reviews

Updated October 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "gt; Work-life balance is great allows you to pursue your interests outside work" (in 168 reviews)

  • "gt; Work environment is pretty informal and easy-going" (in 86 reviews)

Cons
  • "You can work from home for at most 3 days a year" (in 70 reviews)

  • "The annual review process is actually really helpful but is also long and tends to stress people out" (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best work culture, great work life balance. The overall salary looks less as compared to some other giants in the Boston area but we get quarterly performance bonus which makes up for it. The bonus is quite sizable. The company is a billion-dollar software company with a startup culture so you get best of both worlds.

    Cons

    Work can get monotonous after a while. Not much avenues to explore specially for a software engineer.


  2. "Outstanding Company, Great Staff Members, Strong Core Values"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition- Technical Recruiting in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition- Technical Recruiting in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    State-of-the-art Corporate Headquarter Campuses- in the heart of the 128 Technology Beltway/ MetroWest
    All staff members have their own office
    80+ commercial products- used by Engineers and Scientists worldwide
    Precise strategic vision and leadership
    Stellar company growth
    Lots of training- opportunity to learn and grow professionally
    Excellent compensation and total benefit package
    Privately owned company- Ownership and Senior Management care about every MathWorks Stakeholder
    Quality software craftsmanship, 2 release cycles each year, well thought out and constructed process and procedures
    Collaborative and innovative work environment

    If you have not researched MathWorks- get plugged-in see for yourself.

    Cons

    There are zero cons at MathWorks. Fantastic company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the tremendous work!
    Amazing that Apple Hill and Lakeside campuses will have over 5,000 staff members in the near future along with the continued growth in 15 global countries. Job well done- WOW.

  3. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MathWorks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, helpful colleagues and great location

    Cons

    Salary is not that high


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyable place to work with low pay and little advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time

    Pros

    The people are super nice, smart, and fun to work with. I learned and grew a lot from my diverse group of colleagues. The work life balance was pretty good, although commuting from anywhere halfway fun or affordable takes forever. There are many super smart and capable people that work there, so they should be capable of solving many of the engineering system and fixing the build system. The company is very profitable. Although I list significant cons, I think sometimes work life balance is worth lower pay/advancement, although I'm not sure the work life balance here is better than most software companies.

    Cons

    The build and testing tools are horrendous, slow down the process, and make it hard to do simple things. Running tests on a small change can take hours or days. The major supported development environment is emacs. Some workflows aren't supported on Windows/Visual Studio, though this was improving. Pay is very low for a Software Engineer in the Boston area. It is located in a very expensive suburb surrounded by very expensive suburbs. Company doesn't seem to be committed to making the company attractive to young, educated people who want to live in a city. MathWorks tries to build a culture around it being such an honor to work with really smart people on engineering culture, that way you can put up being paid lower and it taking many years for a promotion (However, you work with extremely talented engineers at many software companies that pay decently too). They try to pretend like the bonus program is both stock and a significant cash bonus, when it is the worst of both worlds (a low cash bonus for a company that doesn't give stock). EDG (my alma mater) is a joke that management doesn't take seriously and is a way to keep engineers doing tech support.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more. Subsidize public transit or provide a bus for people who want to live in the city. Fix the build system.


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time

    Pros

    Good for engineering student to start their career

    Cons

    repeated boring work in the first year


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Best work culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Been almost a year working here as a Software engineer. This company really cares for it's employee and invests in them, thinks long term and really believes in their core values. Arguably the best company to work in Massachusetts.

    Never seen a CEO of a big company engage so much with its employees.

    The problems we get to solve as engineers are really impactful.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Some people can argue about the pay, comparing it with top tech giants like Facebook, Amazon. Not everything is about the money though. But I guess that depends on who you are.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring process needs to improve.


  7. "Great Company!"

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing culture, career opportunities, awesome teams, and a work/life balance are just a few of things that come to mind when thinking about MathWorks. You can tell the company truly cares and invests in their staff members.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

  8. "Great Company Culture and Opportunity to Learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time

    Pros

    The best parts of MathWorks to me are the people, culture, and opportunity for continuous learning. My co-workers are positive, motivated, intelligent, and genuinely invest in time in getting to know one another. The culture is fun, communal, driven, and intentional. And lastly, not only is there a lot of learning to be done to be successful at your job, but MathWorks requires a minimum number of additional training hours each year to keep everyone stimulated and growing.

    Cons

    Because MathWorks is so intentional about everything they do, changes take time. I really see this as a "pro" and believe it is wise, but others may not prefer this pace.


  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, work culture, work place

    Cons

    work culture, politics, code base


  10. "Safe Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time

    Pros

    - Good bonuses. The more tenure you have the more bonuses you get.

    Cons

    - Too safe, conservative. A good place to get a foot in the door.


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