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Mathematica Policy Research Reviews

Updated July 9, 2018
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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 19 reviews)

  • "Positive work environment, healthy work/life balance, interesting work" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not a lot of staff development for junior 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 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great culture!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mathematica Policy Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great fellow employees, flexibility to work from home if needed and slow-paced, but meaningful work.

    Cons

    If you're the type of person who needs constant interaction, the offices might seem a bit quiet. However, everyone is so friendly that you can just walk into their offices and chat. Basically, it's what you make of it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mathematica Policy Research full-time

    Pros

    flexible on work-life balance, brilliant colleagues, ever-changing and interesting work

    Cons

    can be slow to advance

  3. "Positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mathematica Policy Research full-time

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere and good people.

    Cons

    What job doesn't have small issues?


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Statistical Programmer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mathematica Policy Research full-time

    Pros

    Great people, super dedicated to their work and many learning opportunities. There's a lot of opportunity to move upward in the company as well. Lots of opportunities to travel because there are many offices and they encourage going to visit other offices. Additionally, about a quarter of the company is work from home.

    Cons

    Pay isn't super competitive. Benefits aren't great (no vision care, no maternity/paternity leave policy). Some weeks can have long hours because it's consulting.


  5. "Project Assistant-Call center"

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    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Mathematica Policy Research part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good upper management, good system of employee reviews/employee training sessions, Bagel Thursdays, good part-time job for recent graduates or anyone looking for a part-time position, flexible hours

    Cons

    low pay, not much room for professional development or advancement, dry work consisting of being on the phone all day talking to angry people who believe that you are conning them.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Does not value experience or education"

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    Former Employee - Interviewer in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Interviewer in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mathematica Policy Research part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of. Stay Away
    This company will make it seem as though this job is really important when in reality, it isn’t.

    Cons

    They do not care about your background or how you can contribute to a project. Have a bachelors or masters degree? Cool, you will be making 12 bucks an hour. Ridiculous amount of training for such a menial and straightforward job. They make it seem as though your role as an interviewer is so important when really you’re just a small wheel in their machine. Would not recommend to anyone with experience or education

    Advice to Management

    Value people not clients
    Provide room for growth
    Higher Pay


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience in research field"

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    Current Employee - Program Associate I in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Program Associate I in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on large government projects

    Cons

    Poor active development of junior level staff (poor training or educational investment).

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Program Associate"

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    Former Employee - Program Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Program Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collegial environment with great career growth and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Office politics, disconnected executive management.

    Advice to Management

    Be more responsive to junior staff concerns.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mathematica Policy Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Low drama, passionate workforce, efficiently operated, nice offices, millennial friendly

    Cons

    long hours, becoming more corporate and less think tank


  10. "Part time Field Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mathematica Policy Research part-time

    Pros

    Extremely professional staff and project organization.

    Cons

    There are no negative experiences.


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