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Here are the many perks and benefits we offer our Westat family
Employee Ownership
Employee Ownership

We share our success with our employees. We are proud employee owners and recognize that our efforts and commitment can make a difference in the value of the company. Each year since 1977, through our employee stock ownership plan, Westat has allocated shares of stock to eligible employee-participants.

Work-Life Balance
Work-Life Balance

We recognize that our employees have lives outside of the workplace. We support initiatives that encourage employees to allocate time and energy for family, volunteering, and health-related activities. We bring life to work with programs like employee discounts and social and personal growth opportunities.

Wellness Program & Fitness Center
Wellness Program & Fitness Center

We help you take care of yourself by offering wellness programs including an onsite fitness center with low-cost membership and a café with fresh and healthy food choices. Employees can participate in monthly wellness challenges and exercise classes as well as health programs such as blood pressure screenings and flu shots.

Employee Assistance Program
Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program is available free to eligible Westat employees and family members. This referral service provides help to manage personal or family issues as well as financial and  legal matters. EAP counselors provide assessment, support, and referrals to additional resources.

Annual Leave
Annual Leave

We provide eligible employees with vacation time, sick leave, holidays, and administrative leave for special situations. Unpaid leave includes leave without pay and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave.

401K Retirement Plan
401K Retirement Plan

The Westat Savings Plan 401(k) is a defined contribution profit-sharing plan designed to provide tax-deferred, retirement-oriented benefits. We contribute a percentage of an eligible employee's compensation each year along with a partial matching contribution. Participants allocate their account among many investment options available through T. Rowe Price.

Group Insurance
Group Insurance

We offer a wide variety of benefits reflecting our belief that our staff is our most important asset. Health, dental, vision, life, travel accident, critical illness, long-term disability, short-term disability, health savings accounts, and a flexible benefits program (medical, dependent, and pre-tax transit) are all available to eligible employees.

Professional Development
Professional Development

We encourage staff to stay on the cutting edge of our research industry. We provide eligible employees the opportunity for professional conference attendance, professional association membership (dues and subscriptions), in-house technical training, as well as tuition and textbook reimbursement for relevant educational programs.

3,000+

Employee Owners

1,900

Salaried Staff

1,700

Advanced Degrees

92%

Retention Rate

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why is diversity important to Westat?

Westat fosters a collaborative, inclusive environment. We value different perspectives that inspire creativity and drive innovation. Learn about our commitment to diversity.

How do I find out what jobs are available?

At the top or bottom of this page, you’ll see buttons leading to our job application portals, Professional or Field (data collectors). See more tips for job seekers.

How does Westat give back?

Volunteering strengthens our communities. By reaching out with our time and talents, we improve lives. Read about our staff volunteers and corporate contributions.

What does a field data collector do?

Westat data collectors are the critical front line, obtaining the data at the source. Read field position descriptions and watch our video to find out more.

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Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law. Notices to Employees & Applicants.