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Good for independent individuals in school

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

I have been working at Westat part-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

very accomondating for school and part time

Cons

limited bebefits for field employees

Advice to Management

offer more employee support

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Depends a lot on your project directors...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Westat full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, flexible working hours, some interesting work

    Cons

    One's experience at Westat depends so much on who is directing the projects that you are working on. As someone fresh out of college, the project director of the main project I was staffed on did not take the time to train me or nurture me as an employee. In addition, there are a lot of strange "research types" at Westat. For the most part, employees are older and have worked at Westat for the majority of their career.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time training and developing young staff members


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good benefits, flexibility; but sometimes boring work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at Westat full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are a wide variety of projects and very knowledgeable people. There's a bit of flexibility and good work-life balance. The company offers strong benefits re: professional development, conference attendance, bonuses, stock, etc. The company isn't so much like many other research organizations that lay off staff once projects end--since there's a consistent flow of contracts, there's almost always some project to provide you coverage. However, this is a good place to start before moving on to graduate studies or some other position--Westat is a respected organization.

    Cons

    There are definitely high peaks of work around deadlines and proposal writing times, but there are many lulls in work that have made it difficult to remain engaged. Though there are many projects, your ability to work on different projects depends largely on your supervisor.


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