MathWorks Reviews

Updated May 8, 2021

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MathWorks President and CEO Jack Little
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance in the company(in 284 reviews)

  • "Good work environment, Friendly coworkers, Good growth opportunity(in 139 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Restricted Work From Home Policy(in 122 reviews)

  • "They do not have a good working from home policy although its possible(in 51 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Very pleasant experience working at Mathworks!

      Jul 7, 2020 - Software Engineer II in Natick, MA
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      Pros

      1. Good benefits including health insurance, gym membership, etc 2. Competitive salary in the Boston area 3. Good company location with nice buildings and facilities 4. Lovely onsite cafeteria

      Cons

      1. Technology mostly internal and different from "industry norms", and might take a while for new employees to get familiar with

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      MW

      Apr 29, 2021 - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Good work culture and work life balance

      Cons

      Pay could be better and better career advancement

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company to work on

      Apr 16, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Natick, MA
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      Pros

      Always have challenging work, new things to learn. But also depends which department you join. If you like engineering, math, compilers, and computer science then this is a great place to work. Good environment. Good collaborative people to work with, but also depends on which group you join. Good donations program in which worker choose where MathWorks make their donations. Employees nominate the charities to be selected and can volunteer to talk about them.

      Cons

      The only complain I have is the working from home policy. Hopefully this changes after the COVID crisis. Woke/politics stuff is slightly creeping in. Hopefully they keep it at bay.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      The most amazing work culture been a part of

      Apr 2, 2021 - Quality Engineer in Natick, MA
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      Pros

      I have worked at 3 different companies and without a doubt Mathworks stands out. Right from the interview process and onboarding, it was a pleasant experience. In a world with low retention rates across companies, there is a reason Mathworkers stay here. My manager will constantly check with me if I like my work or not or how am I feeling which is more important that you think. Health and family are important to the company and that shows in their leadership meetings and how your coworkers talk to you. The compensation bundled with other benefits is definitely a competitive edge over $10k and toxic work culture at other companies

      Cons

      The use legacy tools and technologies can drive more ambitious people outside

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A very good company to work for

      May 6, 2021 - Senior Front End Developer in Natick, MA
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      Pros

      - Major deadlines are yearly twice so not a lot of constant pressure -Very nice worklife balance - Get to work on new tech based on the team you work for - Nice perks like subsidized lunch and snacks, free dinner provided you are working late, coffee machines etc - Summer outings etc

      Cons

      - Avg salary - WFH policy is bad. Might change after covid

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fear and Loathing in the Documentation Group

      May 1, 2021 - Technical Writer 
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      Pros

      Coworkers in other departments are competent, kind, and are genuinely interested in the common goals of the product team. Jack, the CEO, is humble and steers the ship with an expert and nuanced hand.

      Cons

      The documentation group diverges significantly from the values, culture, and technical quality of the rest of the company: management seems to have confused fear with respect. It is the patent toxic environment described in Forbes article "The Real Reason Great Employees Quit -- And Bad Employees Get Promoted". Should your manager fear that your activities or questions relating to your job, the content of your work, or your product documentation's needs will threaten his or her status quo, you will be considered a threat, and will likely be targeted at a later point. You should not expect transparency or rational conversations; in management's perspective, you are replaceable, because your job description is to say yes to what they say, and then publish it to the web. This is likely because management fears that it is fundamentally replaceable, and in the group's self-definition, you cannot have a quality that your boss does not have. Regardless of what's said in the job description, your experience does not matter, and colleagues in other departments will assume that you have no technical experience to draw on. Management won't help; showing respect or explaining "why" also threatens the hierarchical balance. The work you do will never be assessed. The conversations you have with management will never touch on the content of your work. Any yearly measure of "quality" or "performance" will mean "compliance", or, loyalty. Ultimately, you will only be assessed on whether your personality resembles the personalities of the management team. Did you ever wish you were a mean girl? Now's your chance. If you value teamwork, creativity, and critical thinking, this position is not for you.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing WLB - Moderate Pay + Old Tech Stack

      May 8, 2021 - Quality Engineer in Natick, MA
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      Pros

      Amazing WLB + Moderate Pay

      Cons

      Old Tech Stack and slow career growth

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing company, product, and culture

      Mar 10, 2021 - Senior Applications Engineer 
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      Pros

      - The culture at here is unlike any other I've experienced, in part because everyone believes so strongly in the products - Virtually all MathWorkers are both extremely bright, but also personable (for the most part you'll need both to work here which can be hard to find in engineering/science companies) - Company is incredibly employee centric (i.e. amazing facilities, fun outings, great benefits, etc.)

      Cons

      - As others have mentioned, poor pre-covid work from home policy, although during covid all work has been remote and changes are apparently in the pipeline

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      EDG experience

      Apr 28, 2021 - EDG in Natick, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone is helpful. Comprehensive training process to help you familiarize.

      Cons

      Generally a very good company

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great work-life balance

      Nov 2, 2020 - Applications Engineer in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company, starting with the CEO, treats employees as its core stakeholders. This belief flows down into everything the company does: the work-life balance, the benefits and facilities, the annual meetings, anniversary celebrations, etc. They've succeeded in making the company feel smaller than it actually is. Good products and a very stable profit model. The company has continued growing through the recent recessions. The company actually practices its Core Values on a daily basis and hires people who exemplify them. As a result, you end up working with people who are not only brilliant, but also great to be around. If you love engineering and science, you'll get to work on great technology and feel like you're making a difference.

      Cons

      Base salaries are relatively low for the software industry (profit sharing and work-life balance make up for this in my opinion). The company does not adjust compensation for location within the U.S., which is a pretty good deal if you're in the Novi (Michigan) office - not so much if you're in the Bay Area. (The observations below would be considered "cons" by some) The company is relatively slow to move in the marketplace, taking "measure twice and cut once" to the extreme. They will intentionally make conservative choices to limit growth. Promotions are entirely based on seniority, so don't expect to move quickly up the ranks. Note that annual raises are pretty good for high performers even if your job title doesn't change.

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