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Updated November 9, 2017
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  • Only 3 days work from home and more on request (in 58 reviews)

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

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  1. "Application Support Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Family environment, a lot of opportunities to explore your interests
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    You may share office with others in the first few months. But you know more people.

    Advice to Management

    Help ASEs in transferring to other teams. Provide more technical trainings.


  2. "engineering development group"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work,
    friendly,
    Flexible,
    Happy,
    fun place work
    Lot to learn

    Cons

    Nothing yet
    No comments
    No comments
    Not for now
    Nothing

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing experience. You get to work on a high quality product."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work is fun. People are really helpful. You can choose the projects you want to work on, within your team.

    Cons

    Cafe is not that great, better to get your own food. Other than that, can't really think of any cons.


  4. "A very good workplace to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work-life balance, interesting work, challenging

    Cons

    Climbing up the ladder takes lot of time


  5. "Good work-life balance"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture and work life balance

    Cons

    No cons I can think of


  6. "Web Application Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Good work culture, work life balance

    Cons

    Under paid jobs, no benefits

    Advice to Management

    Improve the compensation and benefits


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for! A Software Developer for 5+ years"

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

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    + Great work life balance
    + Great company with great core values and culture
    + Respectful and collaborative environment
    + Personal office space for all
    + As you spend more time in the company, your tenure is personally valued and appreciated, so do your benefits grow
    + Great company to stay for a long period of time and retire from
    + Fair review process with self evaluation and peer evaluations along with your manager's evaluation. Can't get better. Your ratings translate fairly to salary increments.
    + Perks: Company summer outing to the best mountain resorts in NH for 2 nights, cookies, free treats, Wednesday breakfasts, quarterly bonus, unlimited sick time, 8 hours social work time, 3 weeks vacation, personal office room, great 401k and health benefits, 40 hours trainings a year, awesome gym with many group classes etc.

    I joined MathWorks straight from college upon graduation with Masters and it was my best decision. This company groomed and prepared me for work life in the initial 2 years of my job as an ASE in EDG. This program allows you to try out different roles and responsibilities like technical assistance to customers, taking up QE project, Software development projects, technical marketing projects, EDG team leadership, EDG process improvement, interviewing new candidates, knowledge sharing presentations, mentoring new hires etc. These are the things I got to do over my 2 years span in EDG which has helped me immensely in my current role as a Software Developer.

    You feel valued and appreciated in this company for your contributions viz. the company founder and owner, Jack personally calls to congratulate you on your 5th year anniversary at the company! :)

    Cons

    - Very process oriented company; it might fluster one who is not used to of the detailed analysis, documentation and reviews before implementation. Would be much appreciated by research oriented individuals.
    - Only 3 days work from home and more on request. Works for me as the company has worked hard to provide us the best environments to work in with personal office spaces with great food and other services.
    - Salary might be a tad bit low than some other contemporaries.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the well being and happiness of your employees. Pay heed to any bad manager reviews or exit interviews as some people I have heard did not have as good managers as I am blessed with and so have left. Increase the salaries a bit to keep up with the market.

  8. "Senior Technical Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very challenging and rewarding work environment

    Cons

    Very results oriented. So it can be stressfull

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (7)

    "If you're a technical person, particularly a developer, it's great."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MathWorks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Successful, stable, privately held company

    2. Excellent benefits

    3. Bonus structure

    4. Work/life balance (if you meet certain unspoken expectations)

    Cons

    1. While work-life balance is promoted as one of the benefits, that's really only true dependent upon your manager, whether you're in development and if you are held in high regard by your manager and his/her superiors.

    2. The company's core values imply an easy going, flatter organizational structure. Nothing could be further from the truth. The company is very hierarchical. Be aware of who the higher-ups are, and be smart about your interactions with fellow employees.

    3. The review process is onerous, and ultimately unsatisfying. Self-reviews are part of the process, as is a lengthy review completed by your direct manager. Do not expect to be recognized for going above and beyond or for picking up difficult work that others won't or can't do. If you pick up such work and it impacts another area of your job or your "metrics", it will negatively impact your review.

    4. Do not expect your review to reflect the type of raise or bonus you may receive. It's very likely you will receive a glowing review, and a small raise or bonus due to a variety of reasons: your stakeholder rating drives your bonus and raise amounts, not your review; there's is a complex compensation structure with defined limits particular to your staffing level, of which you are

    Advice to Management

    1. Rely less on metrics and more on what your managers have to say about their direct reports.

    2. Make your expectations more clearly known.


  10. "Best Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Natick, MA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Awesome work environment.
    Innovative and Growing.
    Work recognition.

    Cons

    Didn't feel any cons associated with MW.


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