Delivering on a mission as ambitious as ours requires passionate, talented, and driven employees. In fact, Mathematica is its people, and we pride ourselves on hiring energetic, talented individuals and providing them with an environment where they can steer their work and careers. Employee-ownership gives us a healthy control over our own destiny. It allows us to only pursue work that furthers our mission and enables all employees to reap the professional and financial benefits. We aren’t a “top-down” organization; the work we pursue at both the individual and company levels is staff-driven and self-directed.
Mathematica’s ownership culture originated in 1986, when a group of employees purchased the company from its corporate parent. Being an independent, employee-owned firm empowered us to define and further our mission; it also enhanced our quality and accountability, as well as the financial strength of the company. That vision solidified in 2005, with implementation of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), a retirement plan through which all employees receive shares of company stock. Today, Mathematica is 100 percent employee owned, and the value of employees’ ESOP holdings has increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength.
Stock accumulated through the ESOP is one part of our generous benefits package, which includes a profit-sharing 401(k) plan; health, dental, disability, and life insurance plans; and comprehensive paid time off.