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One of the best companies to work for
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Natick, MAJuly 1, 2015
Awesome place, awesome almost everything about it. Interesting work, great people to work with, and great benefits. Pay is more than industry average, but slightly less than inner-city Boston or Cambridge (like 10% less, since they are almost an hour outside of the city).
Pros
People, Work, Environment
Cons
... none, really
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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 place to work
Senior Software Developer and Architect (Former Employee) –  Natick, MAJune 14, 2012
MathWorks is great place to work with a decent work life balance unless you are unlucky to work for the wrong manager. However the people are very nice and the company does a good job of taking care of its employees with lots of little perks such as Friday cookies, Wednesday breakfasts, and other sugary items to keep you hopped up through through the day.

The only problem with working at the MathWorks is that there is a culture of doing everything the MathWorks way even if there are perfectly legitimate and industry standard ways or technologies. This can result in potential where all your skills are very MathWorks specific and you become slightly less marketable to other companies.
Pros
free friday cookies, wednesday breakfasts
Cons
salary a little below par, inconsistent management
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Had a fun internship
MATLAB Web Applications Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Natick, MAFebruary 9, 2016
I interned in Mathworks in Fall 2015. I learned about the MATLAB editor and compiler. Mathworks is a very cool place to work with.Even as a new intern, I was given a lot of responsibilities.
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Math Tutor
Summer Camp Intern (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXFebruary 25, 2016
Assisted with the creation of lesson plans
Learned how to teach teenagers math and make it as enjoyable as possible.
The coworkers were really involved into teaching others and helping me learn the process of teaching kids.
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Nice place to start a professional career
Revenue Accounting and Controls Associate (Former Employee) –  Natick, MAJune 5, 2013
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.
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
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Upper Management is not aware of the bullying by lower management
Technical Writer of Simulink software (Former Employee) –  Natick, MAOctober 23, 2012
Management does not enforce the culture/values proposed or the advancement opportunities suggested. In order to advance, someone else has to be demoted. This is a lousy way to run an organization.
There is a great deal of bullying going on by managers via performance reviews.
Pros
free trips to nh, excellent benefits, good salaries and bonuses
Cons
advancement is not based on your performance
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Great place to work!
IT Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 18, 2015
People first culture. Great orientation meetings to learn about the company. Collaborative environment. A lot of great talent.
Pros
5 year anniversary trip, annual Mt Washington weekend, free drinks, Wednesday breakfast, Friday cookies
Cons
Work from home policy, vacation days
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Nice place to stay
HDL IP Developer (Current Employee) –  Natick, MAJanuary 13, 2013
The company is moving forward at a relatively slow pace, and it might take a long time to make a small decision.
Good work/life balance at the cost of a not-so-exciting salary.
Free Wednesday breakfast and Friday cookie.
People around are nice and smart.
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Culture Promoted Does Not Permeate all Departments
Staff (Former Employee) –  Natick, MAJanuary 8, 2015
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.
Pros
free breakfast
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Good place and great people to work for!
Intern (Current Employee) –  Natick, MAFebruary 10, 2014
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.
Pros
no pressure
Cons
salary
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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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Great place to work
Intern (Former Employee) –  Natick, MAAugust 13, 2015
Great people, great work. Lots of interesting projects going on. I enjoyed interning here. The main focus is on quality.
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A great introduction to the corporate world
IT Frontline Support Intern (Current Employee) –  Natick, MADecember 13, 2012
I could never have asked for a better corporate experience. I can't say anything about whether or not they offer competitive salaries, but i'm not sure it matters. You're supposed to love your job and the culture The MathWorks has created makes you look forward to coming to work.

At the end of this internship I will have come out with improved technical skills, time management skills, and especially customer service skills. I know what it feels like to be a key member of a team and now feel ready to take on whatever challenges may be in my future.
Pros
free breakfast on wedneday, free doughnuts on friday, free drinks everyday
Cons
campus is under construction
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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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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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Productive experience
Massachusetts, USA, Fixed Point Simulink Intern (Former Employee) –  Natick, MAMarch 19, 2014
As a Master's student, Mathworks gave me a wonderful opportunity to learn and shape my career.
Pros
work life balance, good management
Cons
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Fun and collaborative workplace
Software Development Intern (Former Employee) –  Natick, MAFebruary 11, 2015
- 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.
Pros
complimentary breakfast, cookies, nice teamwork
Cons
none that i can think of
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Collaborative environment with bright people and great products
Technical Manager (Current Employee) –  CambridgeDecember 18, 2012
MathWorks is a great place to work. It's a collaborative environment with bright people. MATLAB & Simulink are great products that really 'make a difference' in the world and have a very broad range of applications in science, engineering, and finance. There are plenty of opportunities to learn and develop, both formally and informally. It's a very stable company that has been profitable since it's inception and is growing as fast as it can hire good people! The CEO is a role model for learning and self-improvement; he has personally grown the company from 2 people to over 2500.
Pros
regular team and company events, stakeholder program, free fruit & drinks
Cons
mathworks don't lead the way in encouraging flexible work options e.g. home-working, part-time working.
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Review Summary
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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