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Rockville, MD
1001 to 5000 employees
1963
Company - Private
Business Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Survey the market research business, and you'll find Westat among the leaders of the pack. A statistical survey organization, the company provides research and consulting services, including study design and analysis, data collection, program evaluation, and ... Read more

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    I have been working at Westat full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great projects, and a collaborative culture!

    Cons

    I really can't think of any cons. I look forward to coming to work every day.

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Westat Interviews

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    Spanish Translator/Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Westat (Washington, DC) in April 2017.

    Interview

    The phone interview was pleasant, or so I thought. I was on the phone for 40 minutes. I answered several questions, in both English and Spanish, and I provided examples from my own experience. I was also able to ask questions about the company. We talked about what the job entailed and how my experience was a good match.

    At some point, the recruiter wanted to know if I had familiarity with computer-assisted translation software, especially DVX. I did not, but made it clear I could learn it. Perhaps I blew it right then and there.

    The recruiter asked me about my salary expectations. I gave her a number and justified it, based on the additional set of skills I would bring to the job. The recruiter said it sounded doable.

    There were two final questions. First, I was asked if the commute was going to be a problem. I didn’t see why. I had checked and it would take me 35-45 minutes. Of course, if traffic proved to be a nightmare, I said I could move. Second, I was asked where I am from. I was not aware about the fact that it is an illegal question, and I answered. Perhaps I come from a “wrong” country?

    The interview ended with the recruiter telling me that they had been interviewing several candidates for this position, so I should hear back from them in a few days. I thanked her and told her I was really looking forward to meeting the team face to face.

    I never heard back from anyone.

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