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Updated February 24, 2018
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  • No work from home policy/flexible work hours (in 60 reviews)

  • yearly review process is hated by everyone (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Great company with many perks"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, great location, lots of onsite perks, great culture

    Cons

    Privately held, which can be hard for some people

  3. "Excellent Company!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, great team environment, fun culture are just a few of the Pros.

    Cons

    None that I can think of, I love it here.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let growth change who you are at the core.


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment.
    Good work/life balance.
    Focus on continuous improvement and self development.

    Cons

    Multiple reviews before making a change


  5. Helpful (2)

    "EDG : An ok place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MathWorks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For someone without a background in CS, this is an OK deal, at least in principle to pick up skills that will help you transfer to other teams within the company or find opportunities outside the company. The price one pays, is of course spending bulk of your time in doing technical support and salvaging the rest to pick up the skills you really need.

    The following stood out to me during my time in EDG:
    - Smart colleagues
    - Great office space, campus
    - Celebrations for important events, grand company outings and other perks.
    - Well structured trainings and equipment
    - Strong culture of feedback and self improvement, and generally doing the right thing.

    Cons

    EDG is a place one can stagnate very fast without knowing it. The department preaches a culture very different from elsewhere in the company. There is over emphasis on soft skills and you are treated like a juvenile. The managers themselves have a history of a mediocre career in technology and they're the one's deciding your fate.

    Your transfer out of the program is contingent on a myriad factors working for you - no peers competing for the same position, open reqs in your area of interest, and your manager's blessings,are some of the key ones. You might have come on board with the perfect background for a certain product area, but if the company is expanding in a direction that is different from your target team, you might find yourself very frustrated with the lack of opportunities. Unfortunately, this is not communicated in the career fairs.

    A year and a half in, without transferring you can find yourself sucked in the tech support spiral. Having lost your domain expertise from school, and focusing most of your time on MATLAB and Simulink, which have very niche markets (try searching for MATLAB jobs vs other core languages on any job search engine), you are obsolete in the market very fast.

    Did I mention the increasing pressure from the management to work on technical support initiatives or be booted out? They project themselves as a program with high transfer rate, great marketing - they left out the folks they forced out.

    My advice - join the program, if you don't make it to another team in a year, find yourself another opportunity before it's too late. If you do, congratulations, MW is a great place to work otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    - Reduce waste, and reward engineers that have stayed long term and contributed to the department.
    - This is a technical support program, and less of engineering development group. Market it as such.
    - The engineers you hire have different career goals and ambitions - respect that! Don't stand in their way of pursuing other career opportunities within the company and building the skills they truly need.


  6. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Natick, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pressure. Working time flexible.

    Cons

    Pay too less. Code base was terrible.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time

    Pros

    Team oriented, benefits, good consistent bonuses, collaborative environment, organization is generally forward thinking.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low side, not much flexibility in working remotely, hiring practices focus on same universities, no real initiatives to diversify the development organization.

  8. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    anyone in the company is empowered to improve current processes
    hierarchy feels pretty flat, and everyone is very approachable
    although pretty big, still has small, family-like culture
    company values have real meaning that can be seen throughout the company

    Cons

    the only thing I am worried about is preserving the same culture and values as we continue to grow


  9. "Stable Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continued growth every year and stable employment environment. With the growth, the company has moved from a small company to a mid-large company feel. It is hard to know all the activities that are happening across the company.

    Cons

    With stability also comes the resistance to change. Although some areas are able to change many areas don't change.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the path of innovation. Keep trying to move the product forward but also be open to moving into new areas.


  10. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MathWorks full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful experience, good pay, great team.

    Cons

    Slow work pace with a lot of down time.

    Advice to Management

    Give Interns even more to do.


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