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Mathematica Policy Research Interviews

Updated Oct 9, 2014
Updated Oct 9, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Program Associate I Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Mathematica Policy Research.

    Interview Details

    Approximately one month after I applied, Mathematica contacted me via email to schedule a telephone interview. That interview was with only one person, and lasted around 30 minutes. I was surprised that the interview consisted of very few typical interview questions (goals, independent worker v. team player, specific skills that would help in this position), and was instead asked to tell more about myself, and to discuss my areas of interest. That was pretty much it. The rest of the time the manager explained the company, position, and team.

    When I asked about the interview process, the manager informed me that there would be no follow-up interviews for that position, only telephone interviews. Approximately a week or two later, however, I was contacted by email again regarding a second-round in-person interview that would last more than 4 hours and be with 10 different people.

    The in-person interview was fine. 4+ hours is pretty crazy for a non-managerial position, though.

    Everyone was very nice, and asked a mixture of questions about my goals and skills, as well as questions that were clearly attempts to understand my personality. I was told early on in the day (by the same manager with whom I spoke via telephone) that because of my education and work experience, I was actually being considered for a more senior position than the one for which I had applied. That seemed like a great sign to me, but unfortunately, about a week and a half later I was informed via email (again, ugh) that I was not selected for a position.


    Interview Questions
    • "Given your work experience and graduate education, you seem to be most interested in advocacy. How would that position fit in with that?"   View Answer
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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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