Westat Research Analyst Interview Questions

Updated May 21, 2015
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Research Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Westat in February 2015.

Interview

Phone screening with recruiter. Seemed very unprepared and the purpose was to go over the dates and degrees on my resume, which were also included in the application form you have to fill out. I was only asked three questions - two of which about salaries - which were probably just used to weed out candidates. Did not talk about the actual position at all.

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  • The recruiter only asked me three questions?
    1) Why do you want to work here?
    2) What is your current salary?
    3) What are your salary expectations for this position.
     
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Westat (Rockville, MD) in January 2012.

    Interview

    An HR rep contacted me about a month after I applied. She went over a few questions with me such as salary requirement and possible starting dates. She also asked me to send her a writing sample. A couple of days later she called to set up an on-site interview with some people from the department I would be working in.

    The interview lasted several hours. My initial meeting was with the HR woman I spoke to on the phone. She went over an extensive benefits guide and gave me some other materials about Westat. Then she walked me across the campus to meet with the research staff. The first panel interview consisted of 3 department heads. They claimed they were very eager to hire someone and wanted someone to start as soon as possible. They asked mostly 'big picture' questions about my overall experience. I then had two more panel interviews; each panel consisted of 3 research staff of all levels. They asked more detailed questions about my experiences as a researcher, but some of them also seemed bored - like this was just something they had to be doing. None of the interviews asked any outlandish questions or questions that I could not answer or that made me uncomfortable. In total I was at Westat for about 3 hours.

    HR said they would contact me the following week. I got a call the next week and was told they were still conducting interviews. I never heard from HR again, but I did receive an auto-generated email about 3 weeks later indicating that they had decided not to fill the position.

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Westat (New York, NY) in March 2009.

    Interview

    very detailed and without delay

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    Negotiation

    none, just had to accept what was offered

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Westat in April 2012.

    Interview

    I had a similar experience of the recent Research Analyst post as well.

    Honestly, I felt like the panel interviewers wanted to find fault with my experiences and they really just made me feel uncomfortable during my interview. However, I did have a pleasant experience with the HR contact.

    I was relieved when I did not receive an offer from here.

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