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Updated April 24, 2017
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  • Work from home policy is non-existent (in 54 reviews)

  • Lower end of salary, complicated and repetitive review process (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (24)

    "Fantastic place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Programmer/Analyst in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Programmer/Analyst in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with MathWorks for over 15 years, and have never seriously considered leaving. While many companies espouse guiding principles and core values, I've never seen a company that actually lives them the way MathWorks does. Management is both responsive and open-minded. The atmosphere is relaxed but the work expectation is top-notch.

    Cons

    Consensus-based decision-making can be frustrating on occasion.


  2. "Software Engineer Intern"

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

    I have been working at MathWorks full-time

    Pros

    Nice culture; good learning; good work life balance; company supports you to engage in activities

    Cons

    Nothing much to think now.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much.


  3. "Good, stable company. Not great pay."

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

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance.
    Stable, profitable.
    Good benefits and perks.
    Individual offices (at the Natick headquarters)

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre.
    Work from home policy is non-existent.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with horrible management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great small small perks for employees

    Cons

    Your health issues does not matter to some people in the management

    Advice to Management

    You should listen to employees too not just what the manager said


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Too slow and for fast people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food, free time. Happy people playing in the games room. Respectful in general. No layoffs so perfect for immigrants. Everyone has own offices that people love. Smart people.

    Cons

    Promotions based on tenure than performance. Perfect for retirement. Lower salaries in a not-so-cheap Boston suburb. New college grads love the place and then quit within 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Pay heed to the exit interview feedback. I see nothing changed based on people's valid feedbacks. I don't plan to divulge much in


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, smart people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love the learning environment at MathWorks. There's a club or "birds of a feather" group for any topic you can think of from Photography to Makers. There are regular guest speakers from academia and industry invited to speak. Not only has it benefited my professional career but also my personal/hobby projects.

    Cons

    In a data driven company it is often hard to avoid analysis paralysis.

    Advice to Management

    Try to ensure the nurturing aspects of MathWorks are preserved as the company grows.


  8. "Business Development Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great to work for, really.

    Cons

    Hard to cultivate company culture within huge corporation.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    The culture and the environment are the best I have ever been in. The owner is generous in sharing the results of MathWorks success with all the employees. I have never worked in a company where everyone, regardless of level or job title is part of the bonus pool. MathWorks values work-life balance and lives is stated mission. This is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Can be a little quirky in some ways.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up - you have a fantastic company


  10. "Great mid-size private software company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company treats employees really well. With self motivated environment and autonomous. While I was there, people had minimum meetings but everyone seemed to know what to do to contribute. A lot of smart people to work with too, and maybe that is why the company is successful.

    Cons

    Some time it's hard to get recognition of you work unless you present it to people. Maybe that's why there was presentation session during interview.

    Advice to Management

    Company town hall kind of event with CEO vision sharing would engage staff even more.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Growth plateau meets engaging community"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MathWorks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    0. Exciting technical product
    1. Burgeoning company
    2. Exciting groups to work with
    3. Excellent cross-team collaboration opportunities
    4. Becoming a more younger + diverse company in demographics
    5. Good perks - gym, food-music-drinks at calendar festivals, summer 2-day picnic etc.

    Cons

    0. Strict "facetime" policy (no I'm not talking about
    1. Middle managers have their fiefdoms and turf-wars through proxies
    2. Credit sharing depends on boss
    3. Middle to upper management is old-boys club, and they know best

    Advice to Management

    Houston to Eagle: You have a problem bleeding talent.
    Questions at
    Why do creative, hardworking engineers leave y/y after years of those generous programs to build skill and talent ?
    Time for a breakout management meeting :-)


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