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Mathematica Policy Research

Private Public Relations 501 - 1000 Employees 1 Active Jobs

For more than 35 years, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., has been known for its high-quality, objective research to support decisions about our nation's most pressing social policy problems. The firm has conducted some of the most important studies of health care, welfare, education, employment, nutrition, and early childhood policies and programs in the United States. This research, which crisscrosses the human life span from children's health and welfare to long-term care for elderly people, provides a sound foundation for decisions that affect the well-being of Americans.


Health and Welfare Plans Mathematica offers a variety of health and welfare benefits to suit the differing needs of our employees and their families. Health Insurance Both a PPO plan and an HMO plan are offered as medical plan options. All medical plans provide comprehensive coverage for a wide variety of services, including prescription drug coverage. Premiums are subsidized by Mathematica. Dental Insurance Mathematica's comprehensive dental plan includes full coverage for routine preventive care as well as partial coverage for other dental services, including orthodontic care for dependent children. Premiums are subsidized by Mathematica. Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Individual health care and dependent care accounts allow employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for dependent care and out-of-pocket medical expenses for themselves or their dependents. Life and Accident Insurance Mathematica offers income protection to our employees by covering the cost of life and accident insurance. In addition, employees may purchase supplemental group term life insurance for themselves, their spouse, and their dependent children. Temporary and Long-Term Disability Coverage Disability insurance helps an employee meet continuing financial obligations if temporarily or permanently disabled. This benefit provides some salary replacement to those who are unable to work due to a non-occupational illness or injury. Mathematica also provides workers' compensation insurance in the event of a workplace illness or injury. Retirement Plans Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) At Mathematica, we believe that being an employee-owned company has significantly contributed to our success. In addition, ownership by employees provides the framework for long-term growth. The company makes contributions to the ESOP annually, which are then invested in Mathematica stock on behalf of eligible employees. 401(k) Profit-Sharing Plan Mathematica's 401(k) profit-sharing plan is designed to help employees save for retirement by allowing them to set aside pre-tax income, which the company then matches based on company profits. The company also makes a base contribution for each eligible participant, whether or not they choose to make deferrals to the plan. The base contribution is also derived from company profits. Employees decide how the contributions will be invested from a broad set of investment options. Time Off Paid Time Off (PTO) Mathematica recognizes that individual lives do not always fall into well-defined categories. Therefore, PTO may be used for any purpose: vacation, your own illness, care for a family member, religious observance, or a personal emergency. Employees earn additional PTO as service grows, up to a maximum of 30 days per year. Holidays Mathematica recognizes eight paid holidays. Professional Growth Career Development At Mathematica, we emphasize continuous learning and individual growth. Our small-company environment is ready to help you pursue a career path that matches your abilities and desire to achieve. Career development is encouraged through on-site training, job performance discussions, and internal job postings. Tuition Reimbursement Mathematica is committed to supporting staff who pursue continued professional growth and career development. We consider reimbursement for educational expenses an important vehicle for addressing that need. The tuition reimbursement benefit provides employees with assistance to increase performance effectiveness in their present positions and encourages them to obtain skills, knowledge, and abilities that may improve their opportunities for career advancement within the organization. Work Life Benefits Employee Assistance Program Mathematica's Employee Assistance Program provides employees and members of their household with confidential advice and support in addressing a broad range of personal concerns and life issues. Coordinators are available anytime to listen or make referrals to local resources in the community. Transportation Benefit The transportation benefit permits employees to pay for certain transportation-related expenses with pre-tax dollars, thereby avoiding most income and payroll taxes. It also allows for convenient home delivery of monthly passes from a growing list of transit and parking providers. 529 Plan—College Savings Plan This plan allows employees to save for a family member's educational expenses through payroll deduction. The earnings in a 529 plan grow tax deferred, and, when the beneficiary of the plan is enrolled in an educational institution, qualified withdrawals are tax free. Adoption Benefit Mathematica recognizes that employees who adopt a child incur expenses not covered by our usual benefit plans. This benefit provides some financial support for third-party adoptions.


Mathematica strives to improve public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on the provision of information collection and analysis to our clients. The core values that guide our work are:

  • Uncompromising objectivity and quality

  • Integrity in our interactions with clients and employees

  • A supportive and collegial working environment in which employees can pursue fulfilling careers

We believe we can best achieve this mission as a growing company that is employee-controlled.

We want Mathematica to be, and to be viewed as, the premier organization of its type, the one decision makers nationwide rely on to provide expertise and advice on their most difficult problems.

Products & Services

  • Information Techonology
  • Survey Deisgn & Development
  • Statistical Resources
  • Evalution Design
  • Program Evalution
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Policy Simulations
  • Policy Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Federal IT Outsourcing Support