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:
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.
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.