About MathWorks

Credibility and Integrity

We conduct ourselves with uncompromising integrity and honesty as individuals, as teams, and as a company. We strive to earn enduring credibility with others, which we believe is essential to long-term personal and business relationships:

    • Do what you say you will do - always follow through
    • Be responsive - return your phone calls, e-mail, and other requests for action in a timely way
    • Communicate status and decisions - openly, and in a timely manner
    • Remember the fragile nature of credibility - it takes time to build and moments to lose
    • Be authentic, genuine, and true to yourself - so that people can take you at face value
    • Listen - seek first to understand
  • Act with integrity and honesty

    • Stand up for what you believe in and be willing to put yourself on the line
    • Speak up or take responsibility for something that's wrong, even if not in your area
    • Put values ahead of short term results
    • Tell the whole truth - deliver the complete message
    • Be forthright with bad news and difficult issues

Processes and Programs that Support Credibility and Integrity


The newsgroups are one of our primary means of communicating with each other. They give us access to information on the ongoing activities of our business that is not available elsewhere. Newsgroups are particularly effective forums for discussions of issues, designs, and business results. They are essential tools for communicating the status of decisions in a timely way.

Escalating Concerns

At MathWorks we encourage people to take the initiative to make things better by speaking up and being a constructive agent of change. We foster an open work environment, and have created processes that make it easy for people to offer any constructive comment, suggestion, or criticism of our products, company, and policies. Several internal newsgroups were created expressly to facilitate this process. We also encourage staff members to discuss individual, group, or company concerns with their manager, or, if you are not satisfied, with any other member of the management team or with Human Resources--without fear of reprisal.