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The MathWorks Employee Reviews

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Great place that cares for its people
Social Mission Intern (Current Employee), Boston, MAMay 30, 2015
MathWorks does everything it can to listen to the staff and make their lives easier. Happy people make for a collaborative culture and you feel like you make a difference.
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Efficient, productive and friendly working environment
Test and Measurement Quality Engineering Intern (Former Employee), Natick, MAMay 17, 2015
Awesome to be worked there.

Working there gave me an immense pleasure in exploring my ideas and applying them in practical.
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Nice culture
Web Application Intern (Former Employee), NatickMay 8, 2015
The work culture is very serious and focused. The food is amazing. The benefits are good. Manager was a very co-operative and nice.
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Good environment to work
Software Maintenance Representative (Former Employee), Natick, MAApril 2, 2015
Worked as a sales support intern, treated me extremely well.Great co-workers, friendly atmosphere, solid amount of work and opportunity.
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Customer Service Coordinator (Current Employee), Natick, MAFebruary 27, 2015
Atmosphere is fantastic. However, not a lot of room for career growth. Great way to gain experience. Most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that you helped make a difference for your customers.
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Fun and collaborative workplace
Software Development Intern (Former Employee), Natick, MAFebruary 11, 2015
Pros: complimentary breakfast, cookies, nice teamwork
Cons: none that i can think of
- Typical days at work involved team meetings, one-on-one meetings with team manager and reporting the progress every alternate day.
- Hardest part involved researching to develop the prototype for my project and debugging to get the desired result.
- Overall, An awesome place to work with a fun-loving and high-energy team where co-workers are very supportive.
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Culture Promoted Does Not Permeate all Departments
Staff (Former Employee), Natick, MAJanuary 8, 2015
Pros: free breakfast
Weak Middle Management
The hardest part of the job is managing the expectations of each level from management to end-users and coworkers. Management micro-manages under the guise of collaboration. Had to play arbitrator between upper and middle management. Huge discrepancy between the role that was sold to me and the role that others expected. My manager explained role one way and my coworkers had completely different expectations of my role which caused enormous problems, then my manager was frequently absent and when present was largely unavailable to deal with infighting.

HR is like a high school clique - unapproachable and doesn't have the time for anyone not in their crew.

Recruiters will give you the rainbows and unicorns version of the company culture, but it only applies to one or two departments. Any other department is hit or miss.
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Great cultural fit will make for a perfect job
Program Manager (Former Employee), Natick, MAOctober 28, 2014
MathWorks has a strong corporate culture with variations for the team. One can tell that the executives have thought through the mission/values and they actually follow that. Most employees are very intelligent and motivated. You need to find the group that you fit in because each one is different. This also makes working across teams in a large projects difficult.
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An amazing learning experience
Web Integration Engineer (Former Employee), Natick, MAMarch 23, 2014
I learned a lot of team working skills, improved communication skills and had an hands on experience in working with cutting edge technologies.
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Productive experience
Massachusetts, USA, Fixed Point Simulink Intern (Former Employee), Natick, MAMarch 19, 2014
Pros: work life balance, good management
Cons: -
As a Master's student, Mathworks gave me a wonderful opportunity to learn and shape my career.
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fun place to work
Business Applications Manager (Current Employee), Natick maMarch 18, 2014
Looking for a larger company that is a little less process oriented and more focused on gettingt the job done.
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Good Culture, Great learning opportunity
Application Support Engineer (Current Employee), Natick, MAFebruary 22, 2014
The MathWorks has a good work culture and offers a lot of opportunities to demonstrate and develop your skills.
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Good place and great people to work for!
Intern (Current Employee), Natick, MAFebruary 10, 2014
Pros: no pressure
Cons: salary
As an Intern I learn a lot.
Great work environment! No pressure and healthy competition.
Fruit bowl everyday!! Wednesday free breakfast. Free beer for special events.
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Competitive and challenging
Technical Support Group Leader/Specialist (Former Employee), Natick, MANovember 26, 2013
Excellent place to start a career, gr8 perks and company lunches
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Recommended for Everyone
Global Public Relations (Former Employee), Natick, MAJune 30, 2013
Very considerate of employee's personal needs, great working environment, great people to work with.
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Nice place to start a professional career
Revenue Accounting and Controls Associate (Former Employee), Natick, MAJune 5, 2013
Pros: comfortable environment to work, modern look of buildings, good company trips, free breakfast on wednesday, friday cookies and free drinks at all times
Cons: too much micro-management, lower than average base salary for doing an amazing job
Got involved in a lot of activities and got to manage different team for particular projects and definitely noticed that MathWorks is a collaborative environment. One of the hardest things are to work efficiently since the work load is quite a lot and very few people to manage the work. For management everything is a priority and is very challenging to manage everything on your plate.
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Great Place to Work!
Social Media and Community Administrator (Former Employee), Natick, MAApril 29, 2013
Pros: building, campus, free fountain drinks, opportunity for advancement
I worked here on a temp assignment while the current social media administrator was away on maternity leave. The company is great, free sodas, and juices, and free breakfast on Wednesday. There's a cafeteria on campus and everyone works very hard but for the most part everyone is loose and friendly.
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Good company to work for, invests heavily in employees
National Account Manage; Aero/Def/Gov't Accounts (Former Employee), Natick, MAApril 23, 2013
Pros: invests heavily in employees
Cons: *
For the 13 years I was at the MathWorks I progressed from Inside sales to outside sales acquiring and expanding some of their largest customers
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Productive and continous learning
Web UI Developer (Current Employee), Boston, MAApril 4, 2013
Web development is a very time fun job.
Learns new things each day.
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Bad Experience - Mobbing Prevalant
Consultant (Former Employee), NoviFebruary 16, 2013
Pros: good computing resources and office space
Cons: mobbing, bullying
- Changing Goalposts:
Joined organization after lots of industry experience, hiring manager told "Sky is the limit". Within a year asked to "Stay within boundary". Basically managers protect their turf by bullying.

- Weak HR:
Never met Company HR even after recruitment. Apeared to be always on vacation!

- Weak Managers:
techno-jargon savvy but bad people managers. Bottom layers learn to flock in groups surviving by mobbing. There is usually a victim, who will be targeted with Rumors, trash talk, misinterpreting,raising voice, sidelining and even verbal abuse. Manager instead of containing the situation went along with the mob.

Lack of leadership
Happened to ask my manager once what he meant by leadership:
for him it was just getting things done, getting the foot in the door and was even "ready to swipe the floor" for money! And he expects to earn a fat paycheck until he retires. No passion about the job, no vision .. No wonder the company has only 3000 employees over a period of 25 years!

Long Term Cons:
Long term did not look a place you would want to stay, unless you have nowhere else to go. If you plan stay long term the skills would not match with the peers elsewhere in the industry.No wonder you have several long timers stuck with the company doing not so relavant activity!

Relieved to be finally out of the mess..

About The MathWorks

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming – Read more