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Mathematica’s reputation for quality, objectivity, and rigorous research is based in no small part on our high-caliber staff. Employees at all levels are selected for their superior experience, education, and training. Most senior staff hold doctoral degrees and are nationally recognized in their fields, which include economics, sociology, survey research, public policy analysis, demography, education, and computer technology.

Our Selection Process

Although filling job vacancies with top-notch employees is no easy feat, Mathematica strives to recruit the highest-caliber professionals in public policy and analysis. Applicants are expected to have undergraduate or graduate degrees from a respected university, along with diverse professional and personal experiences that would be an asset to the company as well as to the candidate’s career growth. Once hired, employees are encouraged to make a lasting and positive impact on the industry as they pursue their unique goals.

Paul Decker, Mathematica president and CEO, talks about our unique, rigorous approach.
Paul Decker, Mathematica president and CEO, talks about our unique, rigorous approach.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Mathematica takes pride in its commitment to diversity. Building an inclusive culture that draws on the individual strengths of employees from different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, abilities, and experience is key to our success. Our research is more robust because it is informed by a variety of perspectives.

Mathematica’s commitment to diversity is also woven into everyday actions, policies, and practices. We are dedicated to sustaining a work environment in which everyone is treated with respect. We continually strive to maintain a professional and collegial atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and values the contributions of each staff member.

Learn more about diversity efforts at Mathematica

Honoring Veterans

As the United States honors its military on Veterans Day, a video from Mathematica Policy Research highlights the company's work to improve the well-being of veterans and active-duty service members. Mathematica staff members discuss their personal connections to the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy, while highlighting their work on numerous projects.


Honoring Veterans Day from Mathematica Policy Research
Honoring Veterans Day from Mathematica Policy Research



Princeton, New Jersey

mathpolresearch A few words from our director of corporate facilities, Stephen Thompson: "I just got back from Seattle, where we’re opening a new office. My job is to help choose the space, come up with a concept for how it should look and how people will use it, then make it happen. The process fascinates me. I’ll have an idea in my head about how an office should be laid out, and then my colleagues will have ideas, too, and I’ll get them all down on paper. What we have on paper somehow ends up as an office we’re using months later. Of course, there’s a lot of decisions and a lot of demolition in between. To borrow a line: it’s not just a job, it’s an adventure!"


Mathematica Policy Research

mathpolresearch “We're building a #data visualization dashboard to show that data looks like more than just a table. We're telling the story behind the data."
–Statistical Assistant Danni Tu at her Mathematica NJ data science fair table.

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