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Very little loyalty to long time employees, poster child for what can you do for me today leadership

Senior Operations Manager (Former Employee) Rockville, MD

ProsDepending upon the project needs, somewhat flexible in schedule requirements. Reasonable benefits plan.

ConsExtremely clique orientated, work groups often staffed by "who you know" versus who is qualified. Absolutely no loyality to long time salaried employees. If your project goes down they rarely will cover you until something else comes along. Very prone to hiring inexperienced young staff with degrees at lower salaries and releasing senior staff who reached their salary level through hard work and proficiency. Low in pay rates to industry scale.

Advice to Senior ManagementWake up and become what Westat used to be, an employee owned business with the best interests of the employees constantly in mind. Westat has a lot to offer, but the company personality has changed radically over the last ten years.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Stable company but communication and management could be better

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Rockville, MD

    I worked at Westat full-time


    Pros: Staff are experts in their fields and the work environment is generally supportive (not overly hierarchical). The benefits are good, especially for retirement, and… Cons: There can be limited communication regarding project assignment and roles, and it is unclear how much the company supports internal staff career advancement. Some… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    5 people found this helpful  

    SAS Programer, about 10 years at Westat, laid off without any notice to enhance bottom line.

    SAS Programmer (Former Employee) Rockville, MD

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


    Pros: Free parking and Coffee. Every other benefit you pay for… Cons: The management is a 'insider club', and everyone else is expendable, no loyalty, no reward for working long days(12 hour expected is normal). Weekend work,… Advice to Senior Management: Some amount of humanity would be nice, instead of just treating people like… 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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