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144 Reviews
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    Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Westat full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible and good work life balance

    Cons

    increase in pay is needed

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    Reward good workers so that they will stay

    Recommends
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Westat Interviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
Updated Jul 8, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rockville, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Westat.

    Interview Details

    I started as SPS (Hourly/temp) and was not interviewed. A project needed temps ASAP so I was quickly recruited. They have you take some skills tests and training specific to the work you will be doing, and a typing test. They also require a background check. When you move to a new project once you are a Westat employee, you may be interviewed by that Project Director and other managers. I've been interviewed twice for new projects. It was with two or more managers and they ask what your interests are and if you would like to do the work they are asking you to do on that project. They ask about previous project work. Once they are done interviewing all candidates they email or call you to let you know if you were chosen and when they want you to start.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation....ever...when it comes to pay. You can negotiate your schedule.
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    Easy Interview

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Website www.westat.com
Headquarters Rockville, MD
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1963
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Survey the market research business, and you'll find Westat among the leaders of the pack. A statistical survey organization, the company provides research and consulting services, including study design and analysis, data collection, program evaluation, and communications campaign development. It has technical expertise in survey and analytical methods, computer systems technology, biomedical science, and clinical trials. Westat serves US, state, and local government clients, in addition to businesses and foundations. It has offices in six US states, as well as... More

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