Westat Interview Questions

Updated Mar 9, 2015
Updated Mar 9, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Westat.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR followed by a 4 hour onsite interview with project supervisors. Most questions were about my previous work experience and how I handle juggling multiple tasks.

    Interview Questions
    • One guy asked what my weakness was and then berated me after because he felt like I had more weaknesses but wasn't giving in? Very confusing.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Offer was very low but I was desperate for a job.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    MCBS Field Interviewer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Westat.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received a call for the 1st interview with the supervisor and then 2nd interview with the regional manager and then I was offered a position.

    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Organized, people-oriented, a bit old-fashioned, but it was personal and professional. It was clear you mattered.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you interested in doing X or doing Y?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Data Collector At Home Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Westat in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a data analyst position and was contacted by the company for a data collector position instead. I was directed to view a video clip on their site. It detailed the Data Collector position and demonstrated major duties. Afterwards, I participated in a phone interview and was told I would need to do cold calling to find participants for survey and would need to collect biological specimens. That was dramatically different than the position I had applied for and I was disappointed with the obvious "bait and switch" tactic used by Westat,

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Westat.

    Interview Details

    Within about 3 weeks of submitting my resume, I briefly spoke with HR to collect more information regarding my skills, abilities and current job. Two days later, I was contacted to schedule a 30 min phone interview with several members of the group. Then a week later, HR called to schedule me for an onsite visit and interview with several members. Being from out of town, they took care of my transportation and hotel for the time I was there. The overall process was very seamless and easy.

    Interview Questions
    • I was actually asked to weigh in on how I thought would be the best option in solving a problem they were currently having on the project. This was difficult to answer, not really knowing a lot of details about the project and their current processes   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    MCBS Field Interviewer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Westat in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had 2 telephone interviews and 1 I person inteview.

    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Clerk/Data Entry Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I found the position on a site posting telecommuting jobs. The job was basically data entry of the information gathered by the researchers. I answered an on line survey of basic skill questions and wrote a cover letter. I was notified 5 days later that the position had been filled.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Westat.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received a call the next day to set up a phone interview for the following day. Was mostly just a preliminary screening asking about my research experience and them talking about Westat. Scheduled an on-site interview for the next week. Met with HR first and went over benefits then was sent to a conference room for a panel interview with 5 members of the team I would be working with. Mostly asked about my research again and some behavioral questions, nothing too difficult. Still waiting to hear back.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should we hire you.
      What are things you need to work on and why.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Data Collector At Home Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Westat.

    Interview Details

    I applied online then received a call after meeting all requirements of the position. A brief job description was given and an offer was made.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Field Interviewer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Westat in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 Phone interviews that were relaxed and easy.

    Interview Questions
    • The typical, tell me about something, blah blah blah....   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None. They told me what it paid and that was it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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