Years ago, while in grad school I decided that it would be best to learn one programming language very well, instead of a lot of languages at a mediocre level. I settled on Matlab. In the early 90's it was not the behemoth that it has become, so I chose well. Since then, at every hiring I have requested a copy of Matlab. I have never been turned down, and usually they are impressed that I am so attached to a mathematical tool. While I have still needed to produce products that require software or firmware written in C, C++, Ada, Fortran, C#, Perl, etc., my Matlab coding skills have transferred over relatively well, and I usually can get the help I need for the other languages. And I get to use Matlab for all my design and analysis!
If a company didn't get it for me, and I felt I needed it, I would either change jobs, or buy it myself. Consider Matlab as a skill and tool that you can offer a company. Most companies hiring engineers will be glad to get such an asset, even if no one else there uses it.