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2 days ago

IRB Administration Support – new

Westat Rockville, MD

Westat has an immediate opening for a qualified candidate to provide support for Westat's Institutional Review Board (IRB) administrator. Support… StartWire

2 days ago

Senior Data Research Associate – new

Westat Rockville, MD

An experienced clinical data research management professional is needed in our Clinical Research Trials Area. Individual will report to a clinical… StartWire

3 days ago

Software Test Specialist

Westat Rockville, MD

Westat is seeking a software tester who can perform tests at all stages of application development, including functional, usability, regression… StartWire

27 days ago


Westat Rockville, MD

To learn more about this position and apply, go to www.westat.com/careers, select "Search Field Data Collection Jobs," and enter the keyword… HealtheCareers

4 days ago

Senior Manager-Statistical Computing Unit

Westat Rockville, MD

use of R. Specialized software is also developed in C++ and other languages WESTAT EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled This… CareerBuilder

4 days ago

Study Manager/Laboratory

Westat Rockville, MD

include assuring compliance with CLIA and OSHA regulations; working with national, educational, and governmental contract laboratories in defining… CareerBuilder

3 days ago

Dietary/nutrition Interviewer

Westat Rockville, MD

We are seeking a Spanish/English bilingual dietary/nutrition telephone interviewer to work evenings/ weekends for our ongoing health and nutrition… ClickCast

8 days ago

Education Study Help Desk Representative

Westat Rockville, MD

We are seeking help desk representatives to work on an upcoming project for our Education Studies group from October 2015 through May 2016. The… ClickCast

19 days ago

Senior Analyst-Criminal Justice

Westat Rockville, MD

Westat has an immediate opening for an experienced senior data analyst to work in a multidisciplinary team on criminal justice studies. The work… ClickCast

16 days ago

Senior Analyst-Child Welfare

Westat Rockville, MD

Westat has an immediate opening for an experienced senior data analyst to work in a multidisciplinary team on child welfare studies. The work is… ClickCast

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30 Ratings
  • Place for stagnation

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    Doesn't Recommend
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    I have been working at Westat full-time


    Depending on manager and group but mostly relaxed, employee-friendly, family-friendly, flexible, good work-life balance environment. Strong job security and stability until recently when things have changed somewhat due to poor business performance. Still, tendency to retain staff for a long time - you can spend your life here. Variety of topics and areas to work. Fluid boundaries between groups so many opportunities to work in different areas if you have the initiative. Private offices, nice cafeteria, and on-site gym. Most people are basically nice people.


    Bureaucratic, old-fashioned, conservative, technologically behind, and overall mediocre quality and standards. Patronage based system - opportunities, participation in initiatives, growth, promotions, recognition, good reimbursements - all happens only if you have patronage of a senior influential manager. Otherwise, you can stagnate all your life here in a snail-track. No mentoring of staff. 70% of employees are women but very large majority of senior leadership and the board is men and White. Some abusive senior managers get away with anything. HR not very supportive.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talents and committed people objectively before you lose them. Some standards of performance and accountability for senior management would be very helpful. Get rid of dead weight.

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