Field Employee (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – September 11, 2017
Stressful to have to look for a project every year, or more than once a year. Difficult to plan financially to have gaps between projects, difficult to invest time and energy in learning a position well in a temporary job.
Field Data Collector (Current Employee) – Jackson, MI – September 8, 2017
This is a job that only works a short period of time, every other year. We work most hours for six weeks beginning mid-February. The job is extremely detail oriented, coding test information on test booklets. We recently switched to computer tablets, making our detailing a little less but there are still important details to communicate once testing is complete at each site.
Great Part Time Job as Field Interviewer if your supervisor is good
Part-time position as Field Interviewer (Former Employee) – Dallas-Fort Worth, TX – August 30, 2017
I worked here a bit over 5 years. I really liked the job. It had flexibility, challenge, freedom to set appointments for times that worked around dr. appointments and other family activities. The work was interesting, the paperwork a bit complex but you get used to it. Lots and lots of detail and a worker in this position MUST be great at dealing with many kinds of people and situations. But it was challenging enough to be fun and interesting.
The problem comes with the supervisor. For 5 years, I had great supervisors. Then, there was a big shakeup and every supervisor was given a new region to manage. The supervisor assigned to my region is a very poor supervisor, in my opinion. She talks down to you, puts stumbling blocks in your path, makes up new rules on the fly. Has some sort of condition that causes unusual behavior at times, surprising when first encountered.
There is no option to work for another supervisor, so you're stuck with them or you quit.
Part time, reasonable pay, flexibility
Tedious paperwork, supervisor can ruin the job for you, work level fluctuations
Responsibilities at Westat included contract management, client managemnt and interaction, web design and development, print publication design and workflow, Flash design and development, monthly analytics reports and more.
I have found that management at Westat is its poorest quality. While the people are great to work with, the management style leads much to be desired. There does not appear to be an equal footing for all employees regarding job duties and compensation, allowing senior management to take advantage of those willing to work hard and are loyal to the company. There does not appear to be a work-life balance company-wide.
Social Research Interviewer for Medicare Study (Former Employee) – Rockville, MA – August 18, 2017
located and interview Medicare recipients regarding their health, medical care, medication and insurance satisfaction. I'd receive several files for individuals to meet with each quarter to convince them to participate in a three year study.