There are newer employer reviews for Westat
There are newer employer reviews for Westat

See Most Recent

Helpful (3)

excellent training but poor opportunities for advancement

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Project Analyst in Rockville, MD
Former Employee - Senior Project Analyst in Rockville, MD

I worked at Westat full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  1. Helpful (3)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Study Director in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Study Director in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Westat

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Casual atmosphere, friendly people, limited challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Specialist in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Westat

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    More communication please.

There are newer employer reviews for Westat
There are newer employer reviews for Westat

See Most Recent

Work at Westat? Share Your Experiences

Westat

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.