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Mathematica Policy Research Program Analyst Reviews

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Pros
  • Good work/life balance too - you just need to put in the 8 hour each day whether it's in the office or at home (in 16 reviews)

  • Positive work environment, healthy work/life balance, interesting work (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Many junior staff are not well-trained, which tends to place a significant burden on more senior (or more attentive) staff (in 8 reviews)

  • 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 (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Program Analyst
    Current Employee - Program Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mathematica Policy Research part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Benefits
    -office space, not too big

    Cons

    -senior staff hard to reach

    Advice to Management

    -Update technology


  2. Helpful (15)

    "Avoid if you can..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mathematica Policy Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Every employee, besides secretaries, gets their own office

    Cons

    1. Worked for this company over 5 years. some of the key points to remember when you work here - discrimination, favoritism - Yes, exists here.

    During my employment at Mathematica, I have heard Male project directors cracking racial/offensive JOKES and mean words towards female employees -- Making 'STINKY' environment to work.

    You are NOT judged based on your skill-set, experience, or hard-work - but based on your face-value (what a joke !)

    3. 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.

    4. Senior research and management staff often ignore emails from junior staff, and it can be hard to get help when you are stuck on something.

    5. Incompetent support staff (accounting, IT, secretaries, etc). Not good enough for the 21st century.
    Limited professional development opportunities.

    6. Lacks cultural diversity. Definitely missing dynamic, and diverse corporate culture.

    7. Some staff lack professionalism. Personal relationships often drive business decisions and staff are treated differently based upon their personal relationships.

    8. No career-growth or advancement opportunity for most of the staff.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mathematica Policy Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -intellectual atmosphere
    -collegiality
    -interesting projects
    -good perks (paid time off, 401K, etc)

    Cons

    -conservative management/division structure
    -difficult to join projects of your interest; often stuck with what you get