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excellent training but poor opportunities for advancement

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Former Employee - Senior Project Analyst  in  Rockville, MD
Former Employee - Senior Project Analyst in Rockville, MD

I worked at Westat full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Learned how to conduct an epidemiologic study -- something not taught in school

Cons

little opportunity for advancement, unwilling to allow current employees try their hand at positions within the company requiring different qualifications, management does not listen to the needs of current employees, too much oversight for each project -- too many managers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

allow junior employees to grow by letting them manage projects once they have been trained; allow employees the opportunity to try other positions within the company that have different sets of qualifications

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nice well qualified people; not much time spent on promotion and marketing

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    Current Employee - Senior Study Director  in  Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Study Director in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Westat

    Pros

    Respect for staff is embedded in the culture. Dearth of big egos and high-conflict individuals. A real employee stock ownership plan that allows long-time staff to benefit from company success. Well respected for research and data collection expertise.

    Cons

    Not many people know about Westat, how to spell/pronounce the name, or what the company does. Web site very dated and lacks details about staff, projects, news about the company.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Casual atmosphere, friendly people, limited challenges

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    Current Employee - Specialist  in  Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Specialist in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Westat

    Pros

    Friendly place to work. I am allowed independence to perform my tasks, which is a big plus compared to where I worked earlier, where the owner watched your every move. In other words, I am treated like an adult and allowed to prove myself in a rational atmosphere.

    Cons

    Atmosphere is friendly but rigid. I wish the people were a little more open with each other. Everyone seems to be watching their back a little too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication please.

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