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Updated Dec 26, 2018

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5.0
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Mathematica President Paul Decker
Paul Decker
2 Ratings
  1. Helpful (21)

    "Change is Happening!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mathematica full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employees who work at Mathematica are very high achieving and have very high expectations of the company. Leadership cares about the company and tries hard to do the right thing. Employees have many avenues to voice their concerns. Performance expectations are extremely high. Colleagues are supportive and nice.

    Cons

    The company is getting bigger which means implementing more structure. There is also a lot of organizational change happening. Many employees who have been with Mathematica for 10 years or more are having a hard time with all the change. While leadership isn't getting everything absolutely right, they are being very thoughtful and deliberate.

    Advice to Management

    Mathematica is a mission driven organization. The work that is done here impacts real world social policies. Mathematica's work is used to make important decisions that impact people inside and outside the US. Mathematica is not about consumerism or products. It is a great place to work if you want your work to matter and not just line someone's pockets. However, the company still needs to act like a business and that means sometimes making hard decisions or trade offs so that employees can be compensated and receive the benefits that they are used to and deserve. I encourage leadership to keep thinking carefully about these trade-offs and not forget that in a organization whose product is data and information, the people that manage, analyze, and communicate that information are its most precious asset.

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    Mathematica2018-12-26
  2. Helpful (23)

    "The mighty have fallen"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mathematica full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and perks. Work with intelligent colleagues in a professional yet casual environment. There was hints of the founder's 60's hippie culture that lasted until recently, when too many external executive hires drove the culture to a much more corporate environment.

    Cons

    Going back to around 2014, the environment really started to change. What was once a family friendly, collegiate great place to work, turned into a back-stabbing, cut-throat corporate cliche. President Paul let the inmates run the asylum, and there was competition between divisions/departments. New execs came in, did a few failed re-orgs and lay-offs, and things were never the same. An exodus of old guard leadership followed in 2015/2016 as a result.

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    Advice to Management

    Good luck to ya. What was once a great company, industry leader, and great place to work and build a career, is now shell of itself.

    Mathematica2016-12-17
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