Mathematica Policy Research

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2 people found this helpful  

Fantastic colleagues, interesting work

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Current Employee - Researcher I in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Researcher I in Washington, DC

I have been working at Mathematica Policy Research

Pros

Colleagues are personable, talented, and dedicated.
Company culture is positive and comfortable. Kind of an academic vibe in terms of seminars and presentations but with a stronger policy focus.
Company has a good reputation in the industry and is doing interesting work.
Good flexibility in terms of schedule; you can work at home, come in a little late or leave a little early if that's necessary some day, etc.

Cons

Very deadline driven, which means work can get stressful.
Because you will work with many different project directors, it's up to you to let them know if you are busy on other projects. Need to speak up for yourself. But supervisors are good at helping you figure out when and how to do that.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Mindless work little pay

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    Current Employee - Interviewer in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Interviewer in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Mathematica Policy Research

    Pros

    The company has an excellent reputation which is nice

    Cons

    Their attitude towards everyone is "you're replaceable", they will spend $1,000 to save $10, they make it impossible to move on within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize yourselves, stop with the nepotism, promote within and don't overlook someone because they don't have a phd or their masters yet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent place for career growth for doctoral level researchers

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Researcher I in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Researcher I in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Mathematica Policy Research

    Pros

    Great opportunities for career advancement and leadership for doctoral level researchers.
    High quality research outside of an academic setting.
    Good work-life balance, especially compared to similar private-sector research firms/think tanks.
    Positive company culture based on teamwork and respect.
    Very high rentention among senior level staff. Many of the company leaders have been here 15-30 years-- demonstrates happy employees and strong committment to the company.
    Excellent compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Communication can be difficult at times because we work with teams across all 6 national offices.
    Proposal-based researcher (as compared to grant-based research in academia) limits your ability to do exactly the type of research you want.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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