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Great Company that does important social science studies

Research Assistant (Current Employee) Rockville, MD

ProsEmployee owned, facilities are excellent, people are friendly

ConsCommunication does not always filter to the right persons who have to handle tasks on a project. Too many acronymns for projects. Not sure who handles what piece of a project. Task supervisors have project knowledge but don't know how to manage employees on a day to day basis. Task supervisors wait to long to report problems.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnhance communications on projects to the persons who will be doing the tasks. More training needed for persons who are supervising the daily work of employees on projects and not just the PSUPS. Task supervisors need training on documentation of performance issues, handling conflicts, etc.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to start a career.

    Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Westat full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Good mentor ship. Challenging work. Cons: You are expected to work on the weekends. If you are… Advice to Senior Management: You need to review your pay scale. Your competitors are… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    4 people found this helpful  

    On behalf of a quiet friend

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Westat full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Uh? Good question I suppose. Decent hours? They'll keep you… Cons: I'm the roommate of a current employee who simply can't stand working there anymore. Every day he'll come home and rant about how miserable the… Advice to Senior Management: Employees are not your slaves - stop treating them as… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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