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At Home Data Collector

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Current Employee - Data Collector in Rockville, MD
Current Employee - Data Collector in Rockville, MD

I have been working at Westat part-time (less than an year)

Pros

It is very interesting to learn about social science research and studies.

Cons

There are gaps in studies that are available, so expect to be on the waitlist if you remain employed once your study is finished.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Virtual employment isn't part of the Westat culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Tend to have long term employees that are probably Rockville MD based. Very conservative company that moves slowly but plans to be in existence for the long haul.

    Cons

    Very Rockville MD centric with limited to no incentive for those in MD to consider how to work with employees that are virtual. If an employee who was based in MD becomes a virtual employee, then it is much easier to be considered part of the Westat team. If you start as a virtual employee, you won't be included in many communications or considered viable to move to another position no matter what your credentials are. Even if quarterly travel back to MD was offered as an employment term, don't plan on this being the case.

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    Personal supervisors should have time in their schedule to actually manage their staff. As an employee, it this appears to be an after thought and/or a inconvenience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Field Interviewer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westat part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, great training, great co-workers, great management

    Cons

    Pay needs to be higher , no benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer benefits and increase pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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