Compare Mathematica vs MDRC BETA

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Mathematica

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MDRC

Employee Ratings

  • Mathematica scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • MDRC scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and CEO Approval.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 290 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 86 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Mathematica employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.7 higher than MDRC employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Mathematica employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than MDRC employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Mathematica employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than MDRC employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Mathematica Ceo Paul Decker
78%
78%Paul Decker
CEO Approval
MDRC Ceo Virginia Knox
85%
85%Virginia Knox
MDRC employees rated their CEO Approval 7% higher than Mathematica employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
77%
Mathematica employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 24% higher than MDRC employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
53%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
75%
Mathematica employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 27% higher than MDRC employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
48%

Salaries

Mathematica has 665 more total submitted salaries than MDRC.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Researcher52 Salaries
$129,970/yr
Director10 Salaries
$201,520/yr
Research Programmer11 Salaries
$58,584/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Research Assistant46 Salaries
$54,214/yr
Operations Analyst2 Salaries
$80,856/yr
IT Help Desk1 Salaries
$55,378/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Mathematica.
  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at MDRC.
  • Mathematica had 6 more reviews than MDRC that mentioned "Junior staff" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 34 reviews)
"Mathematica"(in 26 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 10 reviews)
"Mdrc"(in 8 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Mathematica"(in 23 reviews)
"Junior staff"(in 15 reviews)
Cons
"Junior staff"(in 9 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 6 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Researcher

I worked at Mathematica full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Interesting projects focused on important policy issues; wonderful culture; smart, supportive colleagues; flexible WFH policy; employee-owned

Cons

Proposal season (late spring/summer through early fall) can be stressful; was getting a bit more 'corporate' when I left; hope this doesn't dampen the generally positive, team-oriented culture.

Advice to Management

Could do more to get staff input/reaction before changing internal processes.

Current Employee - Technical Research Associate

I have been working at MDRC full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Salaries and benefits are great. Work schedules (hours and location) are flexible. I've always felt very supported and been given opportunities for growth and leadership. The people generally have... very little ego--mostly just nerds who are looking to make the world a better place. The organization has a big impact on public policy and practice.

Cons

Organizational culture has become a bit of an ideological bubble that is not accepting of dissenting opinions

Job Postings

Mathematica has 386 more recently posted open jobs than MDRC.
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