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167 Reviews
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    Very good company with good benefits and laid-back management style

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    I have been working at Westat

    Pros

    Go-getters recognized. They take care of employees pretty well.

    Cons

    Workload may be overwhelming when deadlines are tight.

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Westat Interviews

Updated Jan 15, 2015
Updated Jan 15, 2015

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Westat.

    Interview Details

    I completed an online application in October, but did not hear back about it until December, when I was asked to schedule a phone interview. I had a conference-style interview over the phone with two potential supervisors and their superior. They were primarily interested in my research experience, asking me to explain in more detail some of the projects outlined in my resume, and described the particular project I would be working on. The day after the interview, they called to schedule an in-person interview next month.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked if I thought it would be difficult to transition from an academic to work setting, in terms of being on time every day, calling in sick if I was going to be out, etc. I thought this was a really strange question to ask, because most of what they seemed concerned with sounded like common sense.   Answer Question
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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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