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"On behalf of a quiet friend"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Uh? Good question I suppose. Decent hours? They'll keep you busy.

Cons

I'm the roommate of a current employee who simply can't stand working there anymore. Every day he'll come home and rant about how miserable the day was. He's underpaid, overworked and under appreciated.

How do I know this for a fact? I used to work there myself. If you have the opportunity to work somewhere else, do it.

No real opportunity to further your position.
Compensation is on the very low end for the work asked of you.
Management is a boy's club (women included) and everyone else is trash. If you aren't in it, good luck.

Advice to Management

Employees are not your slaves - stop treating them as such.

Other Employee Reviews for Westat

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Nice well qualified people; not much time spent on promotion and marketing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Study Director in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Study Director in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Respect for staff is embedded in the culture. Dearth of big egos and high-conflict individuals. A real employee stock ownership plan that allows long-time staff to benefit from company success. Well respected for research and data collection expertise.

    Cons

    Not many people know about Westat, how to spell/pronounce the name, or what the company does. Web site very dated and lacks details about staff, projects, news about the company.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Casual atmosphere, friendly people, limited challenges"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Specialist in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly place to work. I am allowed independence to perform my tasks, which is a big plus compared to where I worked earlier, where the owner watched your every move. In other words, I am treated like an adult and allowed to prove myself in a rational atmosphere.

    Cons

    Atmosphere is friendly but rigid. I wish the people were a little more open with each other. Everyone seems to be watching their back a little too much.

    Advice to Management

    More communication please.


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