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Mathematica Policy Research Interviews

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014

Interview Experience

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Interview Difficulty




    Research Assistant/Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Mathematica Policy Research in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the position in early May, was contacted via email and asked for a code sample in late May to early June. After that, I had a phone screen with an HR rep with very typical interview questions. 24 hours after the phone screen, I was set up for an in person technical interview the following week. The interview was with one supervisor and another person who was at the same level job I was applying for. During this hour interview, I was required to talk about my technical experience and go over the code sample I submitted, explaining how the code worked and what it did. 3 Days later, I was offered a second interview for the following week, this one would be all day. The all day interview consisted of many interviews (8 if I remember correctly) , approx. 30-60mins each with various people who worked in the office, as well as lunch with other programmers I would be working with. All the interviewers asked similar questions, some asking more typical interview questions, others focusing on technical/background questions. None of the questions were too difficult as long as you understand your own background. It was just very stressful meeting and interviewing with so many people. Some interviews were very informal and more about getting to know my personality and see if I'd fit in with everyone. After the all day interview, it took about 3 weeks to receive the job offer.

    The process was probably the most extensive process I've ever gone through, but they really want to make sure the person they hire is the one they really want.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were difficult. Just make sure you have the typical interview questions (strengths, weaknesses, team work) ready to answer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    During the All Day Interview, the head of the division made it clear that there would be no negotiation and that the offer was the offer. Luckily, the offer was much higher than I had expected anyway.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Headquarters Princeton, NJ
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1986
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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