Westat
3.1 of 5 129 reviews
www.westat.com Rockville, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Field Data Collector (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at Westat part-time for less than a year

ProsIndependent, work my own hours, plan my own days. Part time work, 25 hours a week. Paid mileage at $0.55/mi. Weekly paychecks direct deposit. Little supervision. Opportunity for paid travel.

ConsNo benefits. No bonus. Little room for promotion.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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6 people found this helpful  

Ok company to work for but LOTS of issues

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Rockville, MD

I have been working at Westat full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Free Parking Decent Benefits Private offices Depending on your assignment supervisor flexibility… Cons: As many have pointed out Salary is below industry standards. Raises are negligible. They have a dual supervisor model which is intended to… Advice to Senior Management: Provide more advanced training to assignment leads and personnel supervisors Redistribute employees so… More

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4 people found this helpful  

Good place to work if you don't mind lower pay

Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Rockville, MD

I have been working at Westat full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: -The work can be challenging and fun. Opportunity for developing skills if you take initiative and are a leader. -Everyone has a private, decent-sized office.… Cons: -Salary is below industry standard, and can be extremely discouraging. I'm not compensated fairly for the additional responsibilities that I've taken on over the years. -Some… Advice to Senior Management: Embrace technology. Communicate more with your staff and set expectations. Promote people from within instead of hiring outside of… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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