Help desk agent (Current Employee) – Gaithersburg, MD – December 7, 2017
Feel like home. Co-workers are friendly if you nwe'd assistance that help you with your calls. Supervisor are great makes you very comfortable teaching you giving you tips how you can make your job easier.
I traveled to schools to test in math and science. Normally we would be at the schools by 7:00 AM to get the tablets set up and be ready to start our testing by 8:00.Working with the administration of different schools was enjoyable. We met lots of neat teachers. It was neat to see the students so engaged on the tablets. After testing, I would take each of the individual flash drives from their tablets and submit their data. As long as we had no technical issues with our tablets the testing went great. I had an excellent supervisor who was always available if I had any issues. This made my job much easier for me.
Seeing the many creative ideas in the different schools
Early morning travel, sometimes would leave home at 5:00 AM.
Field Interviewer (Former Employee) – Idaho – September 9, 2018
Training and procedures provided by company, flexible work days and hours, Mileage reimbursed by company. Selection on eligible interviewees and scheduling of in-home interviews at employees discretion.
Field Data Collector (Former Employee) – work from home and in the community – August 30, 2018
Westat really take great care of all staff and provide plenty of training working with Westat you work from home and in the community with our seniors upon my visit with the seniors, I did blood collection and government surveys
Professional Interviewer (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – August 28, 2018
Great and well-organized company. Work for a Field Interviewer is only available for a few months at a time but if you provide excellent results you will most likely be called back for the next season.
Data Collector Specialist (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – July 30, 2018
After working for 11 years at Westat, I enjoyed working there. I gained experience with my interviewing skills. Managment was very professional. The workplace culture was very enthusiastic. The hardest part of the job was to meet deadlines with clients on short notice but we always completed our tasks. The most enjoyable part was the personal satisfaction of getting the work done.
After working for a total of 11.5 years I can say there’s plenty of things good and PLENTY that’s bad! Depending which group and contract you work for that’s what will determine your experience at this company. The pay is under the industry rates however it’s stable with benefits and stocks.
BILINGUAL FIELD INTERVIEWER (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – June 19, 2018
Westat is a great company to work and have very flexible hours. There is always something new to learn to keep staff up to date with new procedures. Great people to work with, I meet new interviewers. I enjoyed they send us for training to another State and to brush up our skills with others coworkers in the same field.
Great pay and Flexible schedule
Not enough hours sometimes after bulk Interviews finish